The all-new 2020 Mitsubishi Montero has been spotted during the road testing. New Montero SUV will gain some visible updates, mostly from the outside. Whatsoever, we don’t really know anything about the interior upgrades. The spy photos are not showing any cabin details. However, we can expect a couple of upgrades from the inside as well.
Montero is a five-door SUV that is sold at the North American markets. In Asia, you can buy the same model under the “Pajero” name and Shogun is the version for the U.K. Montero Sport model is also ready to hit the dealerships. Under the hood, both Montero and Montero Sport will keep the existing drivetrain options. However, a hybrid variant is expected.
What is the Difference Between Montero and Pajero?
There is no actual difference between the Mitsubishi Montero and Mitsubishi Pajero models. Different names for different markets. However, Montero name comes with an interesting story. In Latin America, Pajero is a vulgar word that we won’t translate.
Even today, people are laughing when they see a Pajero model. Really, no one doesn’t want to drive a car with such a vulgar name. For that reason, Mitsubishi came with the “Montero” name which means “mountain hunter”. After Latin America, Montero model became available in North America, India, and Spain.
After the latest spy shots, we can only spot minor differences between the current and the future Montero model. The 2020 Mitsubishi Montero will remain a five-door SUV. Also, its dimensions will remain. New taillights are visible at first glance. Also, a whole rear fascia looks slightly different.
Besides the heavy camouflage, sharper body lines are visible as well. Up front, the grille is reshaped, but the rest of the front fascia is not visible. To the sides, new Montero will offer the same 17-inch alloy wheels. However, new tires are in the offer. Mitsubishi says the 2020 Montero will be lighter than its predecessor.
Unfortunately, spy photos didn’t show us interior details. For sure, some updates will happen, no doubt about it. The 2020 Mitsubishi Montero will remain a seven-seat SUV with great comfort. Montero comes with plenty of soft-touch surfaces and upscale materials.
The dashboard is relatively new, along with the infotainment display. The infotainment system will surely get an update. Higher trim levels will look premium and leather upholstery is standard. We can also expect a better safety rating, but before official details, everything is pure speculations.
Engine Specs and Possible Hybrid Drivetrain
New 2020 Mitsubishi Montero will offer the same engine lineup as the current model. That means a 3.0-liter V6 comes as standard. This engine is producing up to 300 horsepower. A 2.8-liter diesel unit will be optional. Also, a much anticipated hybrid drivetrain could arrive next year.
According to latest reports, Mitsubishi will look to pair a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with the electric motor. Four-cylinder unit and a 60 kWh electric motor will provide over 200 horses. More importantly, the hybrid variant will deliver astonishing mileage figures.
2020 Mitsubishi Montero Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Montero will cost slightly more, around $30,000. The hybrid model could cost up to $40,000 and Montero Sport up to $50,000. This five-door seven-seat SUV will hit the dealerships later in 2019.