Mitsubishi Motors Offers Two Different Action-Packed Sport Utility Vehicles For 2000
Montero Sport and Montero combine Impressive Style with Traditional Toughness
In the crowded world of sport utility vehicles, it takes something special to break out from the pack. Mitsubishi Motors, with more than 60 years experience in building 4-wheel-driving passenger vehicles, turns heads with its two attractive, yet action-oriented sport utility vehicles for 2000. And, while the Montero Sport and Montero are distinctly different, competing in separate market segments, they have one thing in common: they're ready to take on both "everyday" and "everywhere" demands.
Rugged engineering combined with fresh styling gives an adventurous spirit to these vehicles, especially when it comes to off-road racing. Specially race-prepared versions of Montero Sport and Montero have dominated the last two Dakar Rallies, one of the most challenging off-road racing events in the world. This race is a grueling 6,000-mile endurance test across northwestern Africa, and has helped Mitsubishi Motors in both the development and fine-tuning of the Montero Sport and Montero.
Just completing this race is quite an accomplishment, yet Mitsubishi Motors can top that feat. Its race-prepared Monteros swept first, second and third places in 1998 and 1999. And, the Montero Sport kept the winning tradition alive by finishing in fourth position in those same two years.
These impressive wins underscore the heritage found in Mitsubishi Motors' decades-long success in creating quality vehicles with the heart and soul to appease the senses, and the tough performance to journey to the adventurous side of life.
As the flagship of Misubishi Motors' sport utility vehicles, the 2000 Montero is a cut above the rest. From its luxurious interior appointments to its off-road-ready attitude, the Montero is just as refined as it is versatile.
In keeping with its reputation as a go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle, the Montero features four different drive modes with its Active Trac™ 4WD system. 2-wheel drive allows efficient operation for most conditions, while for slippery roads, drivers can shift-on-the-fly to all-wheel drive. A viscous coupled center differential automatically supplies power to the drive wheels with the most traction.
For off-highway adventures, the system has conventional 4-wheel drive in both low and high modes with a locked center differential.
With roomy seating for up to seven passengers or a large cargo load, the Montero offers a stylishly comfortable ride. And, its comprehensive list of standard features adds even further dimension, including air conditioning, power windows, door locks and mirrors, dual airbags, AM/FM/CD tuner, roof rack, tire cover and a security system with keyless entry.
Taking it to the next level of luxury is the Montero Endeavor edition, featuring wood interior trim, heated leather seats, power sunroof and heated mirrors.
Overall, the Montero is a class act, combining an elegant air with the rugged prowess of an off-road racing champion.
While both the Montero Sport and Montero have uniquely different characters, the Mitsubishi Motors tradition of world-renowned sport utility engineering makes them a dual example of exciting driving experiences. Montero Sport and Montero are action-packed and ready for any adventure, whether it's close to home, or in the wilds.
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc. was established in 1982 by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Tokyo, and markets a full line of vehicle, including coupes, convertibles, sedans and sport utility vehicles.
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