Mitsubishi goes Black

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By Manny N. de los Reyes

MITSUBISHI adds a new eye-candy dimension to the best-selling Montero Sport with the introduction of the Montero Sport Black Series. The limited edition Black Series comes with GLS 2WD specs and with an automatic transmission only.

The Black Series, as the name implies, is fitted with a host of genuine accessories all laid in black. Upgrades and accessories fitted on the exterior are a black grille, black front and rear bumper under garnish, black roof rails and a body color rear spoiler.

Headlamps are upgraded from halogen to LED with LED Daytime Running Lamp (DRL). Tail lamps are also now LED. For an added stance and sporty look, a hood emblem that spells Montero Sport is added. Inside this limited edition Montero Sport, illuminated scuff plates with emblems are added.

Vaunted Mitsubishi power and performance is expected from the Montero Sport Black Series with its 2.4-liter inline-4 16-valve DOHC Clean Diesel (4N15) with Variable Geometry Turbo and Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system. This motor produces 181ps and 430Nm of torque and is mated to a class-leading 8-speed automatic transmission with Sports mode.

The Montero Sport Black series comes in two colors, Jet Black Mica and White Pearl and has an SRP of P1,800,000 (additional P15,000 for White Pearl).