On January 26, 2019, the Mitsubishi Strada was launched with a facelift. Today, it features the Mitsubishi Shield Design language and now runs in a 2.4-liter turbo diesel engine. A modern pair of projector headlights and fog lights come with the redesign of its current body. The primary projector LED headlights at the top splits the lighting into two while the signal lights are mounted at the bottom.
A sharper front part that conforms to the Montero Sport and Xpander's aggressive Dynamic Shield face is the most apparent update for the Mitsubishi Strada. The modern styling at the front end compliments the new, more angular taillights at the rear end. Mitsubishi Strada is also equipped with new interior features: the new steering wheel and center stack.
The Mitsubishi Strada appears to have similar outlines with that of Mitsubishi Montero Sport; however, the former is sleeker than the latter even though it is not as stylish as the Montero Sport. Among the segment, nonetheless, the Mitsubishi Strada is one of the most appealing models because of its styling and sleekness.
Depending on its variant, the Mitsubishi Strada utilizes a 17-inch or 16-inch wheels, and it has a more chiseled and rounded front region compared to its competitors, which feature either rounded or sharp edges. Practicality-wise, it has small but attractive taillights and swept-back headlamps. It also comes with a double-wishbone suspension with coil spring and fixed elliptic springs with telescopic travel at the front. It can adapt on unmanned roads because of its high ground clearance that measures 205mm and is equipped with a long wheelbase of 3,000mm.
The Mitsubishi Strada has a double-cabin that provides enough legroom and space for occupants. The audio controls and automatic climate control affixed on the steering wheel are featured in the Mitsubishi Strada as well. Furthermore, it also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system placed on the dashboard.
The steering wheel of the Mitsubishi Strada is equipped with a telescopic adjuster that is convenient for drivers of different arm length and height. For a standard comfort, the pickup truck features fabric upholstery for its cabin. However, the Mitsubishi Strada pickup truck uses a lot of hard-touch plastic materials basically for moving goods.
The Mitsubishi Strada features a push-start button, front and rear parking sensors, and cruise control. Located at the center of the car is where the 2-DIN touchscreen infotainment system is fixated. It comes with ready-to-use navigation. The infotainment system is capable of AUX, USB, Bluetooth, and iPod compatibility. A 6-speaker sound system transmits sound all around the cabin. It is a standard to equip the vehicle with keyless entry and curtain airbags.
The pickup truck also features descent, stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, EBD, hill start, seven airbags, and blind-spot warning. The ISOFIX points of the Mitsubishi Strada is located in the second row. It is featured as a safety standard. The Mitsubishi Strada passed the side impact test and achieved a 5-star rating during the ASEAN NCAP for its adult protection; however, it only garnered a 2-star rating for its child protection.
The Mitsubishi Strada is a four-door double cab, Body-On-Frame midsize pickup truck that rides on the Mitsubishi K platform. Its fuel type, which depends on the variant, has an 18.9km/L fuel consumption on the highway. It is also a 5-seater pickup truck that acquires a measure of 5,300 mm length and a width that measures 1815 mm. Its wheelbase measures 3,000 mm that comes with a 205 mm ground clearance.
The Mitsubishi Strada uses a reinforced ladder on frame chassis. The suspension used by the vehicle is an independent wishbone setup for the front end and a live axle with leaf springs for the rear end. Disc brakes for the front wheels and drum brakes for the rear wheels provide the vehicle's stopping power.
The Mitsubishi Strada is considered a powerful pickup truck and provides enough grunt for the drivers' accelerator pedal. The 2.4-liter engine variants can be found in the higher trims. Also, the Mitsubishi Strada motor is capable of 179 peak horsepower and torque power of 430 Nm.
Its steering wheel is heavier, which is normal for pickup trucks, but in terms of maneuverability, it will not be a problem and can be handled easily during traffic, thanks to its slim body type. For the vehicle's fuel efficiency, in heavy traffic, the mileage meter shows an average of 8.6 km/L margin. On the other hand, with the use of cruise control, the Mitsubishi Strada provides a 14.7 km/L when out on the highway.
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