Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) took the challenge of spicing up its game in the Pick-up segment with the introduction of an additional variant, the Strada GLS 2WD. Known for possessing the power and reliability of a traditional pick-up while having car-like comfort and ease of handling, the new Strada makes exploring outdoors more convenient and enjoyable. The Strada GLS 2WD is now equipped with the 4N15 MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) Clean Diesel engine and is available either in 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions. Last year MMPC introduced the 4N15 MIVEC Clean Diesel equipped Strada GT 4WD variants and was chosen as the Best 4WD pick up in the Truck of the Year Awards of the Car Awards Group, Inc. Features of the new Strada GLS 2WD variants are as follows:
Engine & Transmission
The new Strada GLS 2WD brings forth a new level of performance as it is equipped now with the 2.4 liter MIVEC Cleand Diesel engne. The new MIVEC Clean Diesel maximizes power through its Variable Geometry Turbo at the same reducing fuel consumption and emissions with its variable valve timing and lift system, the only one in its kind in a diesel engine. Power output is rated at 181PS at 3500 rpm and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. The new MIVEC Clean Diesel engine keeps the Strada GLS eco-friendly without sacrificing its speed and power which enthusiasts demand in a pick-up.
Complementing the new MIVEC Clean Diesel engine is the new 6-Speed Manual Transmission and 5-Speed INVECS-II Automatic Transmission with Sports Mode. The 6-Speed Manual Transmission lets the driver feel in total control of the vehicle with its wide gear ratio and highly efficient clutch operation. Meanwhile, the 5-Speed Automatic Transmission lets the driver handle the vehicle with ease without sacrificing sportiness with the Sports Mode feature which lets the driver shift up or down with a flick of the lever for sporty, spirited driving.
The Strada GLS 2WD variant is given a New Dark Chrome Grille and a New Design Side Step Plate, giving it a classier look while still upholding its sportiness. The variant is also equipped with Power Side Mirrors in chrome with integrated LED turn signals and power fold function. It also shows off a Foglamp-Integrated Daytime Running Lights and Rear Foglamps. To complete the whole package of sportiness, 17-inch Alloy Wheels are equipped to the new Strada variant.
Complementing the sporty exterior of the Strada GLS 2WD variant, the Black High Grade Fabric Seats give the Strada a high-class look on the inside. The new seats, combined with the class-leading legroom of 1,745mm, make travelling cozy for all occupants with its enhanced leg support, greater side support, stable body-hugging fit and deeper center trim. Also contributing to the roominess of the Strada is the J-Line design. With the J-Line design, the seating position of the second row seats is improved, making the Strada the top in its class when it comes to riding comfort. This variant also sports a 4-Spoke Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel mounted with audio and cruise controls. Magnesium Alloy Paddle Shifters are also equipped to the steering wheel (for GLS A/T variant only).
Aside from the undoubtedly powerful engine and sporty appearance, the Strada GLS 2WD also boasts first-class safety features as it is equipped with Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Mitsubishi Motors’ proprietary RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body Construction. The RISE body structure’s crumple zone ensures the safety of all passengers by effectively absorbing collision force and dispensing crash energy from all directions, thus completely protecting the interior cabin from the impact.
Pricing and Warranty
Maintaining the outstanding value for money proposition, the new Strada GLS 2WD is available at all Mitsubishi Motors authorized dealership at a Net price of Php 1,215,000 for M/T and Php 1,295,000 for A/T.
For a worry free ownership MMPC will backed it up with a three years or 100,000 kilometers warranty whichever comes first.