Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Strada showcase Ralliart’s comeback

Updated Nov 29, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Only cosmetic upgrades are included in the Ralliart package.

When Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that it will bring back Ralliart last May 2021, many were excited considering the renowned history of the brand’s motorsports and high-performance division. Ralliart worked on some of the most iconic Mitsubishi models to date, including the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Ralliart comeback in Thailand

Mitsubishi's Ralliart officially makes its return...somewhat

Now, the comeback has been made official as Mitsubishi rolls out Ralliart-exclusive features in Thailand. However, the package only consists of aesthetic enhancements, which can be disappointing for those who are expecting performance upgrades. The first two models to receive the Ralliart treatment are the Pajero Sport (Montero Sport) and Triton (Strada).

The Mitsubishi Montero Sport with the Ralliart accessories package comes with Ralliart side decals, front and rear under garnishes, black tailgate spoiler, black roof with shark fin antenna, mud flap with the Ralliart logo, and floor mats. These additions should enrich the rugged characteristics of the Japanese automaker’s midsize SUV.

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Ralliart front view

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Ralliart

On the other hand, the Mitsubishi Strada Ralliart gets the same features as its SUV counterpart. But since it is a pickup truck, the motorsports division decided to add an exclusive Ralliart bed liner. Both the Montero Sport and Strada are available in either a variant of white or Jet Black Mica.

No future plans for the Ralliart name have been disclosed by the Japanese automaker as of this writing. But looking at the spec sheets of the two Ralliart models, the exclusive accessory packages are available only to their 4x2 variants. We’re hoping this could mean that the 4x4 variants will come with more substantial performance upgrades to make them more off-road ready.

Mitsubishi Strada Ralliart front view

Mitsubishi Strada Ralliart

In our previous report, an unnamed source from Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) said that Ralliart will be coming to the local lineup. This is highly expected considering that Ralliart is now available in Thailand. By the time Ralliart makes a comeback here, we hope that MMPC will include performance upgrades in the Ralliart package.

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Mitsubishi Montero Sport

One of the popular midsize SUVs in the Philippines is the Montero Sport by Japanese auto giant Mitsubishi. It continually hits the list of best-selling cars in the country every year. Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2021 price in the Philippines is quite good, ranging from PHP 1,568,000 to PHP 2,298,000 with four variants. Powering this midsize SUV is a 2.4-liter 4N15 inline-4 Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) that makes 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque. It can send power to all four wheels via either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic with Sports Mode. The Montero Sport spans 4,825 mm in length, 1,815 mm in width, and 1,835 mm in height. Currently, this Mitsubishi vehicle is competing against the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu mu-X, and Ford Everest.

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. 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. The full list of Mitsubishi Montero Sport for sale of car dealers on Philkotse.com gets 82 results, you can take a look to make a wise choice yourself.

₱ 1,568,000 - ₱ 2,298,000

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