Mitsubishi and Nissan have a strong cooperation. As a result, we can see improved vehicles, especially in the crossover segment. The last one we can hear of is 2019 Mitsubishi Montero. The base of this model will be Nissan Armada, which also appears as Nissan Patrol in many countries. However, since the Montero is for the US market, it is better to say that the first Nissan is its true sibling.
Two vehicles will share few things. However, the most important update is the mpg rating. The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero is going to improve its numbers thanks to various technologies by Nissan. Also, the design is familiar but still unique. Shades of many SUVs will be recognizable. Armada and Patrol from Nissan and Mitsubishi Pajero are related to Montero not only on paper.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Specs and Engine Lineup
It’s been a long time since we saw the last Montero. Now, after 13 years, the vehicle is going to surprise many. The Japanese company had a plan to deliver Pajero Sport to North America, but due to strict regulations, they had to move to plan B. That is a revival of good old, for buyers in the US well-known crossover. The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero is a modern SUV, but it will need help from its siblings, especially with the choice of powertrains.
Diesel And Petrol Drivetrains
If it decides to borrow an engine from its closest acquaintance, Pajero Sport, the source of power will be a diesel. However, a 2.4-l 4-cylinder unit can’t appear in the US before it is reconstructed. So, it is likely that 2019 Mitsubishi Montero will get a 3.0-liter V-6 unit as the base powertrain. We can also guess that part of the lineup could be a 2.8-liter turbo-four or the larger 3.5-liter V-6 unit.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport and Other Options
The thing that interests the most all the fans of Montero SUV is if this vehicle will come in sport variant. With a shortage of info about the base model, we can’t talk about the trim level and options without doubts. It is obvious that Sport model would add some versatility and extra choice to buyers. It was a success when Mitsubishi introduced this SUV to Pajero’s lineup. Nevertheless, customers in the US are specific, so the decision will be made after the release.
Definitely, we won’t see 2019 Mitsubishi Montero similar to its predecessor from 2006. Many things changed, and modernization is the key if this crossover wants to succeed. Nevertheless, both companies, Mitsubishi and Nissan, are well known for their innovations and advanced technologies. However, for these conventional buyers and enthusiasts, designers will keep some shades of the old Montero. At the same time, modern features and systems will take place in the cabin. Also, lightweight materials in body parts will make the SUV lighter and improve mileage.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Hybrid
It might be early to talk about the plug-in model, but Mitsubishi gave us a hint about the possibility for this to happen. Back in 2013, we could see some concepts of electric SUVs, and the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero could be the first production model to carry GC-PHEV system.