The Montero was always a quietly handsome and off-road-ready SUV, but was caught out by the global financial crisis combined with shifting buyer priorities.
Its final flared-fender style was a big leap above the too-narrow look of the first few generations, but the Montero always seemed in the Toyota Land Cruiser’s shadow as far as consumer awareness. A steep price meant it was Mitsubishi Motors’ flagship model in the US – and the trucks tended to hand around showrooms for a bit too long. This clogged balance sheets to the point where investment in a follow-up model with 2012-introduced safety and emission rules became unfeasible.
Our loss is the global market’s gain, however: the Mitsubishi Shogun is going strong in 50-plus markets, including the United Kingdom, where it is popular with a torque-y turbodiesel engine.
For this year, a new SWB Barbarian trim level joins the range. It looks outstanding!
For your next safari, call it whatever you want: Shogun, Pajaro or Montero — this Mitsubishi Barbarian will take you to the end of the Earth and back in reliable and stylish fashion.
The always-enjoyable altimeter and inclinometer gyroscope is now digital, and is joined by other instruments like a barometer for this latest Shogun.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK ANNOUNCE A NEW ADDITION TO SHOGUN LINE-UP
CIRENCESTER – Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is pleased to announce a new addition to the Shogun line-up, the Shogun SWB (short wheel base) Barbarian. It is a progressive evolution of Mitsubishi’s classic off-roading status symbol that combines authentic four-wheel drive go-anywhere ability with bold, muscular styling.
The Mitsubishi Shogun is immediately distinguished by its bold front grille – incorporating a short front overhang, upright windscreen, strong high flanks, flared wheel-arches and rear-mounted spare wheel – all key Shogun styling cues that underline its tough, authentic, off-road ability.
This new derivative sits above the Shogun Warrior and features the following additional specification:
20” gloss black / silver dual colour Le Mans alloy wheels
L200 Barbarian style leather interior with carbon inserts
DAB digital radio
Colour coded spare wheel cover
Alloy pedal kit
Shogun SWB Barbarian Manual = £31,999
Shogun SWB Barbarian Auto = £33,684
Shogun SWB Barbarian Commercial Manual = £33,449
Shogun SWB Barbarian Commercial Auto = £35,134
Black Pearl (Pearlescent)
Frost White (Solid)
Eiger Grey (Metallic)
Cool Silver (Metallic)