Mitsubishi PH Launches Updated Mitsubishi Strada (with VIDEO)
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has launched the updated Mitsubishi Strada, and the changes have been very thorough.
Already evident is the new face as it adopts not just the ‘Dynamic Shield’ front fascia of the Montero Sport--tying up its looks with the Mitsubishi Xpander as well--but also its teardrop taillight design.
Inside, all variants of the Strada get a 2-DIN touchscreen infotainment system and are equipped with a GPS navigation system. For front seat passengers, a front smartphone tray with USB ports is available while rear-seat passengers also get a smartphone tray with a USB power socket tray at the rear of the center console.
As we previously reported, the Strada retains the same 2.4-liter inline-four, direct-injection, MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control System) VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) VGT 4N15 diesel engine that puts out 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque through either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic though the GT variant gets a six-speed auto with Sport Mode.
The Strada's ride is improved with the use of larger rear dampers which contain more damping oil, and braking performance has been enhanced with the use of larger front discs and caliper pistons.
At the Strada's global reveal in Thailand revealed an array of class-leading advanced active safety and driver assistance systems, we're happy to report that most of these have made it onto the Philippine-market version. Active Stability Traction Control (ASTC), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) are now standard on all variants, while the range-topping GT variant also gets the following: Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), which can detect vehicles and pedestrian ahead and prevents or reduces impact of collision; Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), which prevents accidents resulting from improper use of accelerator when moving off or reversing; and Blind Spot Warning (BSW), which detects when vehicles are behind or at the rear quarter and alerts the driver through audible and visual alerts.
The Strada is available in seven exterior colors: White Diamond (additional PHP15,000), Graphite Gray Metallic, Sterling Silver Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Red Solid Clear, Grayish Brown Metallic, and Impulse Blue Metallic.
The variants and prices of the updated Mitsubishi Strada as we previously reported are:
- GLX Plus 2WD MT – PHP1.165 million
- GLX Plus 2WD AT – PHP1.24 million
- GLS 2WD MT – PHP1.225 million
- GLS 2WD AT – PHP1.3 million
- GLS 4WD MT – PHP1.445 million
- GT 4WD AT – PHP1.67 million
Check out the photo gallery of the updated Mitsubishi Strada below as well as a video of the midsize pickup being thrown around a dirt track with Mitsubishi vehicle development driver and two-time, back-to-back Dakar Rally champion Hiroshi Masuoka behind the wheel.
|2019 Mitsubishi Strada (Philippine Specification)|
|GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS||GLX Plus 2WD 6-Speed MT||GLX Plus 2WD 6-Speed AT||GLS 2WD 6-Speed MT||GLS 2WD 6-Speed AT||GLS 4WD 6-Speed MT||GT 4WD 6-Speed AT|
|Tread (Front/Rear) (mm)||1520/1515|
|Interior Bed Dimensions||Length (mm)||1520|
|Cargo Floor Height (mm)||850||865|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||205||220|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)||2760||2870|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||1810||1915||1925|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||75|
|Type||2.4-liter Inline-Four DOHC 16-Valves Clean Diesel with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) and Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) 4N15|
|Fuel System||Electronic Fuel Injection (Common Rail)|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||86 x 105.1|
|Front||Double Wishbone with Coil Springs and Stabilizer Bar|
|Rear||Rigid Elliptical Leaf Spring with Telescopic Shock Absorbers|
|Rear||Leading & Trailing Drums|