For two years now, we’ve been waiting for an official announcement that the GC-PHEV Concept vehicle, which first showed up at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, prefigured a return of the Mitsubishi Montero. Technically, that official confirmation has still not happened, but when the GC-PHEV showed up again at the Chicago Auto Show recently, it was hyped as “the return of a legend.” Reading between the lines, we’re pretty sure that “legend” is the Montero.
The new Mitsubishi Montero would be back on the market for the first time since 2006. This new version, while still wearing heavy camouflage in the recent spy photos captured, keeps the crazy cool look of the concept version. It also comes with an ultra-special powertrain: a 3.0-liter V6 and electric motor paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and also powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.
All of those pieces should combine for up to 335 horsepower. The car should also be able to go 25 miles on just its electric power, making it perfect for saving money and gas on short trips from home. While we don’t officially know if this is the new Montero, we do know we can expect this legend to return as a 2017 model, so keep up with us on the blog for more updates. Come see us at Coronet of Peru to learn more today!