Despite of the issues regarding the Sudden Unintended Acceleration (SUA) of the Montero Sport, the Japanese car brand Mitsubishi is poised to a good start after selling a total of 4,867 units in January 2016, or equivalent to 50-percent increased.
Based from the report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), Mitsubishi shows a huge improvement from 17.4-percent market share to 20.4-percent increased. The robust sales is mainly attributed to the strong Passenger Cars (PC), Light Commercial vehicles (LCV), and buses.
The total sales of 1,622 units the Montero Sport regained its market dominance in the midsize SUV segment. This accounts for 806 units of the all-new Montero Sport and 816 units of the previous generation of the Montero Sport.
The new Montero Sport is now equipped with the world’s first clean diesel engine equipped with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) technology. The automatic variants are equipped with an 8-Speed automatic transmission with Sports Mode which is designed for quick sprints and relaxed highway cruising while the manual variant is equipped with a new 6-Speed Manual transmission.