Mitsubishi Montero Parts And Mitsubishi Montero Accessories
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The Mitsubishi Montero has been around the automotive scene for three decades now. The SUV is also known as the Pajero, but it ended up using another name in select regions due to an association with a Spanish term of abuse. It was originally developed to go up against the Toyota Land Cruiser and Nissan Patrol. The boxy SUV eventually debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1981. Soon enough, it was introduced to the US market. It had been produced throughout the \'80s, \'90s, and early 2000s. The Montero has been discontinued in the United States by 2006. However, there might be some Mitsubishi enthusiasts still hoping that the model returns to the American shores once again.
When the Montero came out in Tokyo, it featured a very boxy and angular body. This was pretty much the trend during that period in the auto industry. The styling boasted of class and ruggedness at the same time. Although it was not an instant hit in the market, further revisions on its design made it more appealing to people later on. By 1991, the Montero was redesigned for the second generation. While maintaining the distinct character the previous Montero embodied, Mitsubishi decided to make the lines a little bit softer and throw in some moldings around the body. The third generation had a more liberal and refined character than the two previous models. This paved the way for the styling of the current Montero still being marketed to this day. The 4th generation Mitsubishi Montero has been stretched to be wider and longer. The lines are a lot sleeker, but they definitely pay tribute to its predecessors. While it retains its sporty vibe, the Montero now looks more of a luxury SUV than a utilitarian tank.
The present-generation Montero can come with any of the four engine options. The most modest is the 2.8-liter intercooled turbocharged diesel engine with 123 horsepower. It is followed by the 3.2-liter intercooled turbocharged DOH diesel engine with 162 horsepower. The V6 blocks come in a 3-liter and 3.8-liter variants with 181 horsepower and 246 horsepower respectively. The 3.8-liter V6 is the most powerful among the options and also features the MIVEC technology.
There is a general trend that as the engine displacement increases, there is a tendency that fuel consumption becomes less efficient. But it does not necessarily work that way. The power-to-weight ratio of the Montero should also be factored in. But aside from the controlled factors, variables will also come from the driving behavior of the owner and the applications of the vehicle itself. The 3.8-liter V6 is rated with 13.3 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway, and 17.4 mpg during combined use. On the other hand, the 3.2 turbocharged diesel engine has a range of 20-24 mpg in the city, 29-33 mpg on the highway, and 25-29 mpg in a mix of city and highway driving.