The Montero Sport may have made its original debut in 2004, but it was in 2008 where it cemented itself as one of the best selling models for Mitsubishi. With three rows of seats, generous interior space and ample power from its turbo diesel engine, it quickly became a favorite of the Filipino family. All-new for 2016, it shed its rugged looks for a more sophisticated appearance. It still retained however its spacious cabin that now features the latest in infotainment amenities. Powering all variants is a new 2.4-liter turbo diesel with MIVEC technology. The price range of the Montero Sport ranges from PHP 1,500,000 to PHP 1,998,000.
Needless to say, the Montero Sport has now become a household name, but not the way Mitsubishi intended. The repeated efforts to put out alleged cases of sudden unintended acceleration have damaged the reputation that the brand has built over the decades. But unless there is a reputable and competent third party that can fully investigate the matter, it will have to be settled for another day.
For now, however, Mitsubishi is eager to put that behind them, and as fate would have it, bannering their charge is this: the 2016 Montero Sport.
Oscar Wilde once said, "There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
After driving the GLS Premium 4x2 variant for nearly a week, we definitely have something to talk about.
Mitsubishi still offers a manual transmission in their PPV, the Montero Sport, in 4x4 trim. It sounds like an off-roader's dream with full control of the transmission paired with Super Select II 4WD but how does the GLS 4WD M/T fare as a daily driver?