The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport is about to receive a facelift only three years after the redesign. The current, third-generation model is present on the market since 2015. It was officially unveiled in Thailand and you can find it in various markets. The testing model of the new, facelifted version has been spotted and it seems clear that this update will be all about visual changes. Rest of the SUV, mechanics, interior design, engines etc. will remain pretty much the same. We are about to see a fresher face, which will bring a more attractive appearance to the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport and eventually improve its sales numbers. Also, several reports suggest that the upcoming model could finally come to North America, though we are still waiting for the official confirmation.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Changes
This will be a classic facelift. Three years after the launch, the third generation of this mid-size SUV is about to get some nice visual updates. The testing model has been spotted on the road. As you can see, it wears a camouflage at the front, which covers areas like headlights, grille, front bumper etc. Seems easy to conclude that this will be the areas to receive changes. Of course, not all of them will be changed with the same intensity. The grille will probably suffer most. It should get a little bit of reshaping, as well as a new pattern. On the other side, headlights will probably keep the same shape but could get a new lighting scheme. Finally, the front bumper is likely to get new fog lights and slightly reshaped air intakes.
Rest of the vehicle should continue in the same way. The rear end probably won’t suffer at all. Still, expect to see new color options in the offer. Interestingly, the testing model rides on new, six-spoke wheels.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Specs
In terms of base design characteristics, there is no room for changes at the moment. It would be irrational to make some mechanical modification only three years after a redesign. So, the 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport will keep the same dimensions, as well as the same 110.2-inch long wheelbase. Compared to the previous generation, this model came with lots of improvements. One of the most notable is weight reduction. Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, predominately CF plastics that are both light and tough at the same time, the new generation is significantly lighter. Also, this generation features a lower center of gravity, which has a highly positive effect of handling, dynamics, and overall driving characteristics.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Interior
The interior design is another aspect of the SUV that won’t bring more important changes. The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport will continue with a familiar cabin layout, which features three rows of seating and the ability to accommodate up to 7 passengers. First, two rows are pretty comfortable, while the third one could be a little tight for adult passengers. On the other side, the overall cabin quality seems pretty fair. You can count on quality materials, as well as lots of equipment. Some of the highlights are heated seats and steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, touchscreen, smartphone integration, dual-zone climate control and much more.
Is there a chance to see 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport on the U.S. market?
People have been speculating about 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sports USA for years. However, it all remains in a domain of theory. Though some reports once again suggest its arrival in North America, we haven’t heard anything from the company’s officials, so this arrival doesn’t sound very likely at the moment.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Engines
If the new 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport comes to North America, there is no doubt that we will see some kind of powertrain expansion, in terms of new gasoline engines in the offer. Until then, oil-burners will remain in focus. On most markets, this SUV comes with a familiar 2.4-liter diesel engine, which delivers around 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.
In a few countries, though, you can also go for an older-generation 2.5-liter diesel unit, which is good for about 135 horsepower.
One gasoline engine is in the offer as well. It is a familiar 3.0-liter V6 unit, which features a max output of around 220 horsepower. This engine will run 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport in the Middle East, but also sounds like a perfect choice for the possible U.S. market version.
2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sports Release Date and Price
The 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sport already arrived in some markets. It will come to the rest of its traditional markets by the end of the year. We don’t expect bigger changes in 2019 Mitsubishi Montero Sports price, despite the facelift. Still, keep in mind that the price can vary from market to market. In most cases, base models go around 25.000 dollars.