In response to the new challengers in pick-up segment, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines decided to give the Strada not just a new variant but more power.
Mitsubishi Strada 2017 review Philippines: Best 4WD pick-up
In 2016, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) introduced the 4N15 MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) Clean Diesel equipped Strada GT 4WD variants which was recognized as the Best 4WD pick-up in the Truck of the Year Awards of the Car Awards Group, Inc.
This year, with the aim of making the outdoors exploration more favorable and entertaining, the Strada GLS 2WD - a new variant owning not only the power and the authenticity of a classic pick-upbut also car-like comfort and the ease of handling, has been recently announced the launch.
2017 Mitsubishi Strada GLS 2WD
The Strada GLS 2WD is now possible for 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions thanks to the 4N15 MIVEC Clean Diesel engine like the Strada GT 4WD.
Mitsubishi Strada 2017 review Philippines: Classy & Sporty exterior
On the whole, the Strada GLS 2WD looks sporty but still owns some classy traits. The sportiness of this new Strada variant is expressed by a new design side step plate, whereas a new dark chrome grille highlights its classiness.
The Strada GLS 2WD looks sporty but still owns some classy traits.
Additionally, the power side mirrors in chrome with integrated LED turn signals, the power fold function, fog lamp-integrated daytime running lights and rear fog lamps along with the 17-inch alloy wheels are also available.
Mitsubishi Strada 2017 review Philippines: Deluxe Interior
Beside the sporty exterior, the new Strada’s interior is exceptionally deluxe with the black high grade fabric seats blending together 68.7-inch legroom, the optimal leg and side support, body-hugging fit and center trim as well.
The new Strada’s interior is exceptionally deluxe with the black high grade fabric seats.
Furthermore, it is the J-Line design that makes the Strada spacious and commodious because it creates more space for the second row seats.
Especially, this variant is also set up a 4-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio, cruise controls and magnesium alloy paddle shifters.
Mitsubishi Strada 2017 review Philippines: Accessories
The Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) added inside make the Strada GLS 2WD own the first-rate safety features.
The ABS and EBD added inside make the Strada GLS 2WD own the first-rate safety features.
Particularly, the interior cabin is adequately protected by the RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body construction.
Mitsubishi Strada 2017 review Philippines: Engine & Performance
The new Strada GLS 2WD is now furnished with the 2.4 liter MIVEC clean diesel engine (with power output of 181PS and 430 Nm) which maximizes power through its variable geometry.
The new Strada GLS 2WD is now furnished with the 2.4 liter MIVEC clean diesel engine.
Furthermore, the fuel consumption and emissions can be reduced due to the variable valve timing and lift system.
Commonly, if you want a pick-up with ultimate speed and power or even the eco-friendliness, this new Strada variant is highly appreciated.
Additionally, the new 6-speed manual transmission and 5-Speed INVECS-II automatic transmission with sports mode play an important role in the accomplishment of the new MIVEC clean diesel engine.
While the 6-Speed manual transmission with its high gear ratio and clutch operation takes charge of making the driver control entirely the variant, the 5-speed automatic transmission lets the driver feel extremely easy when handling the vehicle with a flick of the level but still maintains the sportiness of this car.
Mitsubishi Strada 2017 review Philippines: Verdict
Overall, the new Strada GLS 2WD possesses numerous outstanding features of a pick-up car: optimal speed and power, sporty but still classy design as well as the ease of handling.
Therefore, a net price of Php 1,215,000 for M/T and Php 1,295,000 for A/T is reasonable to get hands on this car coming with 3-year/100,000 km warranty, whichever comes first.