GAC Launches All-new Mitsubishi Montero Sport

General Automotive Company (GAC), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Vehicles in Oman, at a press conference held on April 13, officially introduced the all-new 2016 Mitsubishi Montero Sport to Oman. The new-generation mid-size SUV, which replaces the former Pajero Sport, has been developed to a developed to a ‘Stylish & Comfortable Off-road SUV’ concept.

The all-new 2016 Mitsubishi Montero Sport was launched at an official event held at the Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spaunder the patronage of Takahashi presented of Mitsubishi Motors in the Middle East and Africa, Presiding over the event were Hani Zubair, Chairman of Zubair Automotive group, together with Mark Tomlinson, Group General Manager of the Zubair Automotive Group, and Manoj Ranade, the GM of General Automotive Company.

Commenting on the all new vehicle, Takahashisa “This full-feature off-road SUV inherits the best aspects of Mitsubishi’s renowned SUV prowess; while bringing with it a refined and high-quality exterior design, high levels of performance, a comfortable interior, environmental performance on a par with the best in its class, and a comprehensive list advanced safety features. I am confident, it will make for a great addition to Mitsubishi’s fleet here in Oman.”

In its appearance, the all-new Montero Sport has been boldly sculpted and stylishly accented; its assertive aerodynamic body delivering solid refinement down to the last detail — from Dynamic Shield front design concept, a further evolution of the design first introduced in the latest generation Outlander models, right through to the vibrant rear lamps. The high-quality stylish design uses both sporty and dynamic elements to set it apart from conventional cross-country SUVs. The sophisticated new LED headlamps and daytime running lights contribute to this appealing, high-quality personality while the dynamic LED rear combination lamps boldly proclaim this is no ordinary SUV.

The interior uses a high console proportion dashboard, as befits a larger SUV, while dynamically styled silver-finish ornamentation and sculpted seats add to its luxurious feel.The well-appointed cabinsurrounds occupants with solid craftsmanship, supportive comfort and intelligent features. The leather seats with smooth gathers, dual layered cushioning, wide open view, and the relaxing spaciousness of the cabin, all come together to keep everybody comfortable and in the best of spirits. From the refined meters to the sophisticated floor console and an optimized driving position, every feature has also been fine-tuned to enhance driving pleasure and keep the driver in confident control.

Handling stability, ride and quietness have also been taken to the next level through optimisation of the suspension and improvements to the body mounts. The all-new Montero Sport also uses a further-evolved version of MMC's own Super-Select 4WD-II four-wheel drive system. This is complemented by other advanced features such including Hill Descent Control, selectable 2WD and 4WD modes, intelligent assistance in challenging conditions, and the new Off-road Mode that enhances traction and provides even better all-terrain performance and stability on demanding surfaces. Together with its advanced suspension and outstanding all-around clearance, all these features combine to provide a one of a kind vehicle with both on- and off-road capabilities worthy of the tri-diamond badge

“Combining its dynamic capabilities, advanced technology, new seats and overall spaciousness,together with its upgraded sound insulation and efficient dual-zone climate control system, the Montero Sport provides its new owners with a cabin that offers amongst the highest levels of comfort in its class,” added Manoj Ranade.

The all-new Montero Sport is powered by a 3.0L MIVEC V6 gasoline engine that produces 219 hp@6,000rpm and 285Nm@4,000rpm; all the power that one may require of a rugged SUV to accomplish every mission with smooth, efficient ease. This is mated to Mitsubishi’s new 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers a smoother, more luxurious ride and improved fuel efficiency. It even features Sporty paddle shifters that allows the driver to shift gears with just a press, and without having to remove either hand from the steering wheel.

“The tough and powerful high-displacement V6 engine, together with the new 8-speed transmission ensures strong acceleration from the new Montero Sport, even when carrying heavy loads or traveling up mountain roads,” added Manoj Ranade.

The all-new Montero Sport also comes with a very comprehensive list of active and passive safety features. MMC's own RISE(Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body design and a total of up to seven SRS airbags provide occupants with outstanding passive safety. Active safety features include a Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), whichhelps prevent a frontal collision or reduce damage if the collision becomes unavoidable. Blind Spot Warning system (BSW),that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect vehicles in rear blind spots with warning indicators on either side mirrors; and the Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), that helps prevent collisions while parking by sounding a buzzer and displaying a warning if the front or rear sensors detect a nearby obstacle in your path, going so far as to even control engine output if the driver suddenly accelerates by accident.

The all-new Mitsubishi Montero is now available at all GAC showroom across Oman with prices starting from just OMR ****. It is available in three trim levels GLS, GLS Highline and GLS Premium and in seven exterior colour options.

For more information on the special offer, customers can visit their local Mitsubishi showroom, go online to or follow the brand on its ‘Mitsubishi Oman’ facebook page or twitter @mitsubishioman.