Mitsubishi Montero Review

The Mitsubishi Montero is a class apart SUV that stands on the premium segment in the Indian auto market. This SUV is not only comes in diesel variants, but comes in 3.2 Di-D manual transmission engine and 3.2 Di-D automatic transmission engine. Mitsubishi has so far produced all the luxury vehicles for the universal market and the Indian market is set to expand its reach to remain present in the world activities.The Montero has received good interiors. The handling feature is really impressive and is sophisticatedly designed as a 4-wheel-drive model that delivers good performance on the road. Montero because of its amazing fittings offers great capability to beat off-roading characteristic. The engine is very powerful and gives great driving experience to the driver.
2012 Mitsubishi Montero


This SUV offers amazing comfort to the passengers and driver. Montero also offers elegant exteriors, ride and handling quality. It is great for off-roading.


The engine still growls loudly. The model is only available on diesel variants and there is no presence of petrol or other options to cater the demands of the Indian consumers.

What’s new?

The Mitsubishi Montero gets plenty of equipment fittings and abundant safety kit. Both the models come in diesel variants and offer amazing safety features while offering amazing looks that captivate consumers.

As per the luxurious settings done to this SUV, there is no other SUV in the market at this attractive price. Variants of Montero are listed below:

  • Mitsubishi Montero 3.2Di-D Manual Transmission
  • Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 Di-D Automatic Transmission

Apart from its powerful turbocharged engine, the vehicle becomes very fuel efficient, a good performer on the road, comfy interior with ultra finished leather upholstery, and other advanced features including antilock braking system, all wheel control, electronic brakeforce distribution, airbags, and others.


The Mitsubishi Montero comes under the range of a premium segment SUV, with astonishing interiors that improves the quality as well as comfort for the passengers and driver. This SUV has got good styling and class that increases the overall impression of this SUV. The interior of this vehicle is very spacious and offers abundant area to keep luggage. Besides, the interior offers to drive while giving good driving experience. It has gained sleek black leather upholstery that is well-organized with a beige color interior. On top of the color, the leather upholstery complements very perfectly and increases the overall elegance of this SUV.

The luxurious features of this vehicle entice you to drive often. This model is not only considered as elegant, but is also very stylish that caters the demands of youngsters as well as elders. Some stylish and elegant features include wood finish or carbon finish interior panels, Chrome-plated inner door handles, and silver accent power window panels. The space given at the cabin spread to abundant legroom and headroom. Other stylish features of this vehicle are leather interior finish, Rockford Audio System, leather steering wheel, Centre Information Display, digital odometer, tachometer, electronic multi trip meter and many others.

For more comfort, Mitsubishi has added a range of advanced features that make this vehicle more comfort to make a long journey without any hassle. Several comfortable and advanced features include power window that is equipped with key off timer and is auto down for driver’s window, rheostat, front cup holders, can-type ashtray, sunglasses Holder, RV meter that features dual tone display to show compass, time, date, altimeter, barometer, AC settings, 4-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel equipped with audio control as well as cruise control.

The interior offers three-row seating arrangement along with stowage function, lockable glove box, and accessory socket on instrument panel. The second row seat centre armrest is equipped with cup holder, fully automatic air conditioner, cargo room accessory socket, manually controlled rear seat AC, key less entry, aluminum pedals, accessory socket inside floor console box, LED rear foot lamp on floor console, and adjustable centre armrest console box that is integrated with upper and lower compartments LED front foot lamps on both the sides.

Well this is not enough, there are many to be considered in comfortable features of Montero which includes Am/Fm radio player equipped with six CD player (12 speakers), front door pockets, front seat back pockets added on both the sides, power seat for driver that is integrated with lumber support and seat heaters, sun visor (illuminated vanity mirror with lid), LED ceiling lamps for study or other requirement, laminated windshield glass that is painted with sunshade, electronic chromic rear view mirror, retractable assists grips, 60:40 split seats that also gets 3 height adjustable headrests for the rear seat passengers, and tonneau cover that offers private cargo space.

The interior of Mitsubishi Montero accommodates total seven passengers very comfortably. This SUV is very spacious and offers plenty of headroom for the passengers to relax and travel. Also, the rear seat offers good amount of legroom where passengers can comfortably stretch their legs and sit.
Mitsubishi Montero interior


This sports utility vehicle is smartly designed with robust look that can easily attract car lovers. The exterior of Mitsubishi Montero features sophistication and advanced fittings. Some of them are chrome-plated front grille, headlamp washers, discharge Headlamps, high mount stop lamp, color-keyed power door mirrors with folding function, front fog lamps, color-keyed power door mirrors with defogger, silver front skid plate, approach lamps and turn lamps, side steps, color-keyed outer door handles and side trimmings, tailgate decoration and rear fog lamp, spare tyre cover, rear intermittent wiper and washer, glass antenna, and front and rear mudguards.

The exterior dimensions of this vehicle measure 4900 mm in length, 1875 mm in width, 1870 mm in height and 2780 mm of wheelbase. It stands in a classy premium SUV segment and offers comfort to the core to its owners. Considering the ground clearance of this vehicle, it is measured at 225 mm which is pretty impressive.

As far as the exterior body color is concerned, this SUV comes in SoWhite, Red, Blue, Green, Beige, Black, Blue Mica, Silver, and Gray paints.

Powertrain and Performance

The 2102 Mitsubishi Montero is a diesel car that sits under its hood a 3.2 liter, 3200 CC, DOHC turbocharged inter-cooled engine that comes loaded with CRDI fuel system. The engine produces 164.5 PS of max power at 3500 rpm with 39.1 kgm max torque rate at 2000 rpm. The advanced technology used in this SUV gives fabulous acceleration that marks 100 km in just 15.3 seconds.

The 4-valve in-line engine gets CRDI fuel supply system to deliver excellent performance and combines well with both manual and automatic 5-speed transmission gearbox. This high powered engine gives better performance and is considered as a racing car. The wheels get tubeless tyres which are puncture proof, giving more comfortably driving to the driver. Also, the alloy wheels improve the appearance of this sports utility vehicle. Montero comes with all wheel control that facilitates better control to the car while it is cruising on high speed.
Mitsubishi Montero

Safety Features

The car is built with sound braking system which assures better safety of passengers. Also, safety accessories are offered such as hydraulic brake booster, antilock braking system, and electronic brakeforce distribution. The car is integrated with front ventilated disc brakes and the same at the rear. Also, the multi-mode ABS system added to the car lowers down the rate of collision. A range of advanced active and passive safety features are available to make this car much more exciting and reliable.

Some of the advanced features that this car hold are rear corner sensor that detects nearby obstacles, cruise control, front and driver passenger’s dual stage SRS airbag, multi-mode ABS with EBD and hydraulic brake booster, collapsing steering column, active stability and traction control system, reinforced impact safety evolution, keyless entry system, immobilizer, child protection rear door locks, height adjustable seat belts, 3-point ELR front seat belts, tether anchor for ISO FIX seat, and safely designed fuel tank, preventing from leakage.

Price and Availability

There are two variants in Mitsubishi Montero – one gets manual transmission gearbox and other gets automatic transmission gearbox. Accordingly, the pricing for the Mitsubishi Montero as per ex-showrooms in Delhi is Rs. 40,50,000*.
Mitsubishi Montero back side

Final Words

This vehicle not only looks bold and aggressive, but also features several good features that increase the overall price of this SUV. It is a good vehicle for big families. Under the hood is a 3200 cc turbo diesel engine that is mated to either five speed automatic transmission or manual gearbox. The mileage of automatic transmission variant is rated at 12.2 kmpl as combined, whereas; the manual transmission marks 12.25 kmpl of combined mileage. In terms of pricing, this vehicle not only boasts beautiful looks, but is also graceful and offers exciting journey by being into the luxury range.

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