About Mitsubishi Montero

    The Mitsubishi Montero is an SUV that has been on the map since the early 1980s. When it was first introduced, the Montero showed off a relatively short wheelbase, especially for the segment and incorporated a three-door body-style. It was also unique in that it used a front double-wishbone suspension and was equipped with four-wheel drive. A variety of inline four-cylinder engines were outfitted under the hood, including a turbocharged diesel configuration, the first of its kind for a Japanese automobile. However, throughout its first generation, the Montero did not fly off dealer lots, despite multiple refreshers of Montero parts, which included a 1987 redesign that brought a two-tone paint scheme, alloy wheels, heated front seats, and leather headrests. It wasn’t until the debut of the second-generation Mitsubishi Montero in 1992 when the SUV finally started to gain solid mainstream success.

    The second generation of the Mitsubishi Montero premiered in 1992. Slightly smaller, it was still four-wheel drive and showcased a new 3.0L V6 good for approximately 151 horsepower mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. Four trim levels were offered: base, RS, LS, and SR. The higher two trim levels, the LS and SR respectively, came equipped with an automatic transmission, cruise control, a tilted steering wheel, and electronic adjustable shock absorbers. SR versions of the Montero also featured a rear-differential with limited slip as an option. Two years later, an upgraded 3.5L DOHC V6 entered the lineup and produced 215 horsepower directed strictly through a standard four-speed automatic transmission. In 1995, the base 3.0L V6 was boosted up to 177 horsepower. For 1997, both engines were scrapped in favor of a new single-cam 3.5L V6 capable of providing 200 horsepower. Minor changes were made throughout the remainder of the second generation, including the addition of a passenger airbag in 1996 and the automaker combining all the trim levels into one base vehicle for 1998.

    2001 welcomed in the third generation of the Mitsubishi Montero. This time around, a 3.5L V6 was the base engine, providing 200 horsepower. Two trim levels - XLS and Limited, were offered at the outset, with the XLS displaying air conditioning, power accessories, cruise control, antilock brakes, and a CD stereo system. The upscale Limited took it up a notch with a five-speed automatic transmission, leather seats, and Active-Trac four-wheel drive. 2003 ushered in another redesign which included a new 3.8L V6 (215 hp), stability control, and a three-point seatbelt with a head-restraint for the center rear seat. The fourth generation of the Mitsubishi Montero was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September of 2006. Safety features were enhanced, as new side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, and SRS front airbags were implemented. Four-wheel drive remained and an updated 3.8L V6 (247 hp) was the primary engine while a new 3.2L diesel joined the lineup, as well.

    The Mitsubishi Montero is what an SUV is supposed to be, which is a vehicle that can get down and dirty but look good doing it. The Montero was created to provide a decent amount of style, but a whole lot of handling and performance when it came time to hit the dirt and go on an off-road adventure. That is what made it famous. Its drivers love it for that very reason, but they also don't seem to mind the fiery personality the Montero expresses just by its looks, especially when fitted with the right accessories and parts. This is one SUV that plays to win.

    One thing we know is that this is not your "everyday" SUV, and that is precisely why we showcase only the most authentic quality Mitsubishi Montero Accessories and Parts for you to choose from. Grilles, dash kits, chrome trim, grille guards, wheels, and much more are on hand inside our top-rated selection of Mitsubishi Montero accessories and parts from the best manufacturers in the game. You're guaranteed the look, style, fit, and durability you need because after all, that's why you're here! When it comes to Mitsubishi Montero accessories, you can't accept anything less.

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 12 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

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    Mitsubishi Montero: Why Not With Us?

    The Mitsubishi Montero haven't been seen in the dealerships for quite a long time. You'll find the SUV in Latin America, in Europe, in Asia, wherever, but not in the United States. Now and then, rumors about the glorious comeback of the Montero emerge on the Internet. So why don't we have it in here in the first place?

    The very first reason is the low demand. It's the essential factor that influences an automaker's decision on whether introduce a model to a particular market or not. In the United States, the Montero's sales have been down nearly 27% during the first six month of 2004, compared to the same period in 2003. During Montero's last year in the US, there were sold less than a half of units that Mitsubishi sold in the best year of the crossover. Because of the disappointing sales, the company decided to discontinue the Montero in 2006. The second reason is the emissions level. Mitsubishi didn't manage to find cash required for retooling needed to allow the Montero meet the 2007 US emissions and safety standards. Eventually, being to expensive for what it offered, the Montero was replaced with the Endeavor. There is a hard chance that the crossover will ever be offered in the United States. So whenever you hear that the SUV will come back to the US, don't rush to the dealership.