Philippine National Police presents their new Montero-based MPPV

Updated Feb 09, 2021 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week

The Montero-based MPPV was handled at the hands of A-toy Customs 4x4.

The Philippine Highway Patrol Group of Philippine National Police (PNP-HPG) just welcomes a new MPPV (Multi-Purpose Patrol Vehicle) to better enforce the law on the road. The vehicle was shown at the Philippine National Police Headquarters on occasion of the Highway Patrol Group’s 63rd Founding Anniversary. The PNP-HPG MPPV is a model based on the Mitsubishi Montero Sport and also the one among many other units the Japanese government donated to the PNP.

Angular front of the MPPV vehicle

The Philippine Highway Patrol Group just welcomes a new MPPV

To meet the demands of the HPG for improved capabilities in searching and rescuing missions, the MPPV vehicle was handled at the hands of A-toy Customs 4x4.

The modifications are many which consist of step boards, a steel bumper, all-terrain tires, new wheels, a snorkel in case of flooding condition, and a lift kit for higher ground clearance. The steel bumper is supposed to be used in pursuit intervention technique maneuvers. Some other modifications include a CCTV camera on the roof, a winch used for recovery operations, and powerful foglights to improve safety.

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front of the MPPV vehicle

The MPPV was handled at the hands of A-toy Customs 4x4

Features come in for the interior are also a bunch including a suspect restraint system, collapsible traffic cones, a fire extinguisher, ballistic vests, a long firearm rack, a multi-purpose compartment located in the trunk, radio communications, and a specialized laptop. In the car, there’s even enough space for a ladder as well.

Angular rear of the MPPV vehicle

In the car, there’s even enough space for a ladder as well

That’s all about the new PNP-HPG MPPV that will join the Philippine National Police; however, there will be a total number of 4 vehicles when three more of their Mitsubishi Montero Sport vehicles get redesigned according to MPPV standards.

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Mitsubishi Montero Sport

One of the most known SUVs in the Philippines is the Mitsubishi Montero Sport. It continually hits the list of best-selling cars in the country every year. Its popularity continues to grow because it is a reliable, tough, midsize body-on-frame SUV on and off-road, and a family car. It is not just a symbol of social status. The Mitsubishi Montero Sport, as a third-generation model, displays its benchmark for the brand's contemporary lineup, which is the 'Dynamic Shield' grille that shows a completely redesigned front. The new Mitsubishi Montero Sport features chrome linings that cover the large air intakes and stretch forth to the fog lamps, complemented by a sleek tail and headlights. Inside the cabin, top-notch variants and additional sportier trims for GT variants get to have leather-wrapped seats. For entertainment and central control, it is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Powering the Mitsubishi Montero Sport is the all-new 2.4L Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC. The task of the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) is to achieve low fuel consumption and exhaust emissions but a high-power output. Similar to the model it replaced, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport is L200 or Strada pickup based. The chassis and half of its front body structure are the same as its pickup sibling. It still uses the three-link live axle coil spring for the rear suspension and the independent double-wishbone front suspension from the model it supersedes. It comes with drum-in-disc rear brakes and ventilated front disc brakes. It is a standard for all variants to have 18-inch alloy wheels. The Mitsubishi Montero Sport features standard airbags for both driver and passenger, three-point seat belts for all the seven occupants, ABS with EBD, and an ISOFIX child seat anchors on the second row. Additional features for the GT variant consist of Trailer Stability Assist, knee airbag for drivers, and curtain airbags.

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