Mitsubishi is pouring out a lot of resources in developing new crossovers, SUVs, and LCVs (light commercial vehicles. Thanks to the influx of cash from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the diamond star brand also has the capability to roll out a slew of all-new and revised models in the coming years.
And they're just getting started.
In the coming years, the Japanese automaker will be updating three models, which begs the question, will the Montero Sport be one of them? By the looks of it, it's a yes. In fact, there are some spy shots floating around showing a camouflaged Montero Sport hiding its new front end.
Looking at those photos, the revised Montero Sport will seem to adopt the Strada/Triton's new face. Like the pickup, it will adapt the quad-light look although the main beam of the headlights will still be set high, instead of the Xpander's bumper-mounted arrangement. Curiously, Mitsubishi even covered up the tail lights. Does this mean goodbye to the love-it-or-hate-it 'crying lights'?
So, the Montero Sport will certainly get a facelift, but what will the other two cars be? Let's take a look at Mitsubishi's present range.
It certainly cannot be the ASX as it was just refreshed earlier this year, nor can it be the Outlander, which was updated last year. The same goes for the Strada, also given a major update in late 2018. That leaves us with the Lancer, Pajero, Mirage, Mirage G4, i-Miev, and Eclipse Cross.
That means it is possible that the Eclipse Cross could get a slight nip and tuck either later this year or early 2020. As for the Pajero, it could get yet another facelift if Mitsubishi will keep on building the current-generation model for export markets, just to keep it fresh. The i-MIEV on the other hand has been around for more than a decade, and a slight refresh could be in order.
But what about their passenger cars? The Lancer, Mirage, and Mirage G4 are due for a full model change soon, at least according to reports that have been circulating for quite some time now. With the launch of the all-new Renault Clio and Nissan Sylphy, cars that are said to share their components with the Mirage and Lancer, those cars could be in the pipeline.
But that's a story for another day.