Mitsubishi Adventure is a highly popular sports utility vehicles available in the Philippines automobile market. It is perhaps the most affordable and yet the most featured vehicle developed by the Japanese automobile company. This vehicle is currently available in quite a few trim levels namely GX, GLX, GLS Sport and Adventure Super Sport. All these variants are equipped with a powerful 2.5-litre 4D56 diesel engine, which is mated with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. This vehicle has a boxy body structure and yet, it looks to be attractive owing to its trendy cosmetics. Its top end version gets a several sporty cosmetics like smoked multi-reflector headlamp, chrome radiator grille and stylish alloy wheels, which adds to its intimidating look. As far as interiors are concerned, there is a lot of space available inside that can provide seating to a maximum of nine passengers. However, buyers can opt for an optional executive seating arrangement with captain seats, which offers seating to seven passengers only. The manufacturer is offering this vehicle with several standard features including second row center armrest with cup holders, security system with keyless entry and laminated green windscreen. The manufacturer has placed this vehicle against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Nissan X-Trail in the Philippines automobile market.
Powering this model series is the 2.5-litre diesel engine that has distribution type fuel injection system. It has the ability to give away a minimum mileage of 8 Kmpl on city roads, while producing a maximum of 14 Kmpl on highways.
This 4D56 diesel motor is based on SOHC valve configuration featuring 4 in-line cylinders. It has the ability to produce a maximum power of 74.8ps along with a hammering torque output of 149 Nm.
The manufacturer has paired this power plant with an advanced five speed manual transmission gearbox that allows the vehicle to reach a top speed of 160 Kmph. At the same time, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph speed mark in about 15 seconds.
In terms of exteriors, this Mitsubishi Adventure has a slightly outdated design and yet it looks quite decent. Its front facade has a signature radiator grille featuring a perforated mesh and a pair of chrome slats. The top end variant gets smoked headlight cluster, which is powered by halogen headlamps and round shaped turn indicators. Below this, there is a grey colored bumper that houses a wide air intake section and a pair of fog lamps. The elegance of its front facade is complimented by the chrome plated company's insignia given on its grille. Its side facet too has grey colored side moldings and fenders, which gives it a sporty appeal. It has chrome plated door handles and window sills, while the pillars are done up in black. The top end trim also gets a sturdy set of alloy wheels featuring company's insignia embedded on it. Coming to the rear facet, the taillight cluster has been placed on the D pillar, which dazzles the rear facet. It has a hinged back door that is further fitted with an spare wheel. Like the front bumper, its rear one too is in a grey color and it is equipped with a pair of reflectors.
This SUV has an overall length of 4640 mm and a decent width of 1750 mm. It has an impressive height of 1830 mm (with roof rails) and a minimum ground clearance of just 180 mm. However, it has a very long wheelbase of 2620 mm, which makes it quite spacious from inside.
Coming to the interiors, this Mitsubishi Adventure has a slightly old-fashioned interior design, but it looks attractive owing to its eye-soothing color scheme. At the same time, there are a lot of aluminum accents given inside, especially on dashboard, instrument cluster and steering wheel. The seats inside are ergonomically designed and are equipped with adjustable head restraints. These are further covered with dual tone upholstery that compliments the elegance of the cabin. The instrument cluster has three analogue gauges including speedometer, rpm indicator and fuel indicator. It has an attractive blue background, wherein its top end trim also has it with aluminum surround. On the other hand, its GLS Sport trim is bestowed with a four spoke steering wheel that is mounted with multi-functional switches. There are a few utility oriented features given inside the cabin like a storage tray, grab handle glove box and drink holders.
At present, this model series is available in a total of four trim levels and all these variants have same set of features. The list of standard features include power steering system, internally adjustable outside mirrors, laminated green windscreen, fabric seats, cabin lights and manual central locking system. At the same time, it is also blessed with optional features like manually operated air conditioning system, keyless entry system and split folding third row seats. However, buyers can also opt for additional set of features like leather seats, parking sensors, height adjustable driver's seat, exclusive floor carpets and a few other convenience based features.
Its base variant is quite spacious from inside, as it can house seating to at least 10 passengers. While the other variants also have ample leg and shoulder space, but can accommodate a maximum of nine passengers. On the other hand, it is fitted with a huge fuel tank that has a storage capacity of 55-litres.
The manufacturer has equipped all these variants with 2.5-litre, 4D56 diesel engine that complies with Euro 2 emission norms. This power plant is integrated with a distribution type fuel injection system and it is based on a single overhead camshaft valve configuration. It comprises of four cylinders, which displaces 2477 cc. This motor has the ability to churn out a power of 74.8 ps at 4200 rpm that results in a pounding torque output of 149 Nm at just 2500 rpm. This motor is skilfully mated with a five speed manual transmission gearbox that releases the torque output to its rear wheels.
Its top end variant is blessed with a proficient touchscreen infotainment system that has a 6.2-inch LCD monitor. It also has a 2-DIN based audio unit featuring a DVD player, a radio tuner, six speakers along with two tweeters. It supports video playback and navigation system that is helpful to stay on right direction. On the other hand, it has a few connectivity options for USB, AUX-In and Bluetooth devices. At the same time, the audio control switches have been located on the steering wheel. On the other hand, its remaining variants are blessed with a provision to incorporate all these features. On the other hand, its top end variant also have styling aspects like roof rails, fender flares, two-tone body paint and license plate garnish with chrome inserts.
Its top end variant is bestowed with a sturdy set of 14-inch alloy wheels, whereas the other trims are equipped with 14-inch steel rims. These are further covered with 185/80 R14 sized tubeless radial tires.
The manufacturer has equipped its front wheels with ventilated disc brakes and coupled its rear ones with leading and trailing drums. These are further integrated with 9-inch brake boosters, which enhances his braking mechanism. On the other hand, its front axle is fitted with an independent double wishbone suspension system including coil spring and paired its rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf spring. This helps to keep the vehicle well balanced even on rugged roads. Beside these, it gets a power assisted steering system based on rack and pinion mechanism, which offers excellent response and provides an effortless driving experience.
All the variants in this model series are blessed with standard protective aspects including three point seatbelts, side impact protection beams and child proof locks. The manufacturer is also offering a provision to incorporate aspects security system with keyless entry, side mirrors with LED turn indicators and rear bumper skirts. This Mitsubishi Adventure has a rigid body structure featuring impact protection beams and crumple zones, which can absorb the collision impact and safeguard the occupants inside.