• Jul 24th 2006 at 5:26PM
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Mitsubishi is well on its way to revamping the company's entire lineup, and no vehicle could use a complete overhaul more than the aged Montero, known as the Shogun in other parts of the world such as the U.K. Auto Express has posted this shot of what the next Shogun will look like when it reportedly debuts early next year, and it's a marked improvement over the current model's design. The new shape is clean with little cladding, and features a wide powerdome bulge on the hood that flows down into a wide three-bar grille. New headlights are mounted flush with the front fascia that also incorporates a pair of fog lamps. Big fender flares also extend out over what appear to be 18- or 20-inch six-spoke wheels. AutoExpress is reporting that the next Shogun/Montero will be built on an all-new platform featuring a new 4WD system and torquey 250-bhp 3.8-liter V6. Though SUVs have fallen from grace as of late, Mitsubishi might be able to increase sales of the Montero with an all-new model such as this.

[Source: AutoExpress]

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      • 9 Years Ago

      Cars last if you take half-decent care of them. I have a Ford Ranger with 150,000 miles on it and it still runs fine.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Looks like the old Isuzu Axiom..........and that didn't sell either.
      • 9 Years Ago

      Obviously, you don't know about Mistubushi reliability.
      They suck!!! But good luck. Hope you like making payments on a car that doesn't work. At least you'll have plenty of time to rent a Explorer while the Mitsu is in the shop.
      • 9 Years Ago
      How do two different companies on different continents come up with two designs SO ridiculously similar? This sketch and the Ford Edge sketches make these cars out to be practically twins! How are they going to establish a "coherent brand image" with clones in their lineup?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I can't believe. It's an Outlander and a Ford Expedition, Explorer, which ever one it is, combined. Mitsubishi, you could have been more original than that. I mean seriously. Looks alright though.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I recall reading that the Montero was being discontinued in the States. Is this newbie only for the rest of the world or will it be sold in the U.S.?
      • 9 Years Ago
      hey "s", i never said Mitsubishi don't have reliability problems in the past, they do and so does every car maker out there. its common sense! but in comparing a Mitsubishi to a Ford.. well i'll never touch a Ford anyways, i don't think they're reliable, efficient or good looking. (fusion and focus look good). Anyways should find a way to harness this hate to power your truck or watever it is you drive coz you got lots of it!
      • 9 Years Ago
      s -

      CR lists reliability data on four of the seven Mitsubishi models currently sold. Of those, three score "Better Than Average," and one scores "Much Better Than Average."

      No, CR ratings aren't the be-all-end-all. And it's not that Mitsubishi products don't have other shortcomings. Reliability just doesn't appear to be one of them.
      • 9 Years Ago
      We had a 1998 Montero for quite a while. We loved it. It was unique. You didn't see them around all the time. The only real issue I had with it was that the front legroom was VERY tight. You could tell it was made for Japanese people. (shorter)

      My wife still misses that truck and it's been like 5 years since we traded it in.

      The little folding seats in the rear were good in a pinch, but we had them folded up 99.9999% of the time.

      It was solid as a rock, except for the front rotors. The truck was just too heavy for them. Constantly warping.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow, finally some decent Mitsus. about time, isnt it? The last one looked like an inflatable bathtub float toy. Now the Lancer Evo is finally going to get some good company in the "Good Mitsus" class of vehicles. By the way, head over to edmunds.com/insideline and trawl through their archives for the Lancer Evo X article. It suffices to say that the next lancer will be one hell of a looker. Not just another 4 door sedan with body cladding and 2 foot tall wings.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey it's the new Shogun. Modeled on the eleven-time (6th consecutive 2006) Dakar rally winning Pajero Evolution. Eats Range Rovers for lunch.
      This is really cool -- Mitsu is finally starting to get some sense of brand coherence (look at the 2006 Japan-directed Outlander; this looks like its big brother). I like the smooth one-chunk-of-steel look here, and the upcoming Delica successor will be hot as well. Hopefully Mitsu realizes that the numbers will not be there for a car like this (although it is likely to be a smash in Russia, where Mitsu is the #2 imported car) but big cars mean big profits, and nobody does big four-wheel like Mitsu.
      And the garbage about poor quality, "s", is just that. Go pick on a U.S. carmaker like all the other irrational posters.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Mitsubishi is well on its way to revamping the company's entire lineup."

      It is about time. All of their vehicles have looked like shit for the past 10 years or so. The only arguable exception is the EVO...
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