Mitsubishi Strada is another heavy duty pickup-truck developed by the Japanese automobile company. In Vietnam, it is available in two trim levels namely GLX and GLS Sport V. Both the variants are fitted with a 2.5-litre diesel engine that produces power in two states-of-tune. It is a massive vehicle that has a huge cargo bed and a spacious internal cabin with five seating capacity. Unlike the conventional pickup trucks, this vehicle has a distinctive body structure that is skilfully fitted with radiant cosmetics. Buyers can customize its exteriors with optional features like stylish body graphics, aluminum skid plates and motorized bed cover. It also has a compelling interior design that is done up with an eye-catching black color scheme. This vehicle has managed to achieve EURO NCAP four start rating for the year 2008, which explains about its safety standards. It is the only vehicle in its segment to be integrated with an in-car entertainment unit including a GPS navigation system. On the other hand, it is integrated with a limited slip differential that helps to enhance the off-road performance by reducing the loss of traction. The manufacturer is offering this vehicle with an impressive 100,000 kilometers or 3-years (whichever is earlier).
This model series is fitted with a 2.5-litre diesel engine that has an advanced common rail fuel injection system. This engine has the ability to give away a maximum mileage of approximately 15 Kmpl.
Like mentioned above, this 2477 cc engine produces power in two states of tune. This engine in base trim can produce a power of 136 ps along with a peak torque of 314 Nm. However, this motor in its top end version can churn out 178 ps in combination with a pounding torque of 400 Nm.
Its base variant is blessed with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that allows it to reach a top speed of 167 Kmph and can break the 100 Kmph mark in 11 seconds. On the other hand, its mid range and top end variants have its engines mated with 5-speed automatic transmission gearbox, which helps it to reach a maximum speed of 175 Kmph. The automatic variants can also accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph mark in approximately 9 seconds.
The appearance of this Mitsubishi Strada is simply stunning owing to its distinctive body structure and aggressive cosmetics. It has an aerodynamic front facade, where it is fitted with a signature radiator grille with chrome slats. It is surrounded by an attractive headlight cluster, which is equipped with powerful halogen headlamps and turn indicators. The front bumper has a large perforated mesh, which provides better air intake for engine cooling. At the same, it also has a pair of fog lamps that dazzles the frontage. Its side profile has a distinctive design owing to its neatly carved window frames and door panels. Its B pillars along with window sill surround gets high gloss black treatment, while the ORVM caps and door handles are done up in body color. Its top end version gets a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, which adds to its sporty look. Coming to its rear, it has a conventional body structure featuring a wide back door and clear lens taillight cluster. The rear bumper is also fitted with an aluminum foot step that adds to the convenience. The overall look of this vehicle is complimented by the chrome plated company's insignia, which is embedded on to the back door.
This vehicle has a maximum length of 5115 mm and an overall width of 1800 mm. It has a total height of 1780 mm and a minimum ground clearance of 205 mm. It also has a wheelbase of 3000 mm, which is quite long.
Unlike most of the utility vehicles, this Mitsubishi Strada has a modernistic interior design, as it is done up with an eye-soothing black color scheme. Its cockpit has a large dashboard that is accompanied by a massive floor console. It is integrated with a large instrument cluster featuring three analogue meters and quite a few notification lamps. The steering wheel has a trendy three spoke design, which is equipped with multi-functional switches. There are a lot of brushed aluminum inserts given inside the cabin, especially on center fascia, floor console and door panels, which gives a majestic look to the interiors. The seats inside are quite wide, which are fitted with adjustable head rests and side bolsters. It also has center armrest for front and rear seats, wherein the rear ones also have cup holders that adds to the convenience.
The manufacturer is offering this model series with all standard set of comfort features, which helps to offer a fatigue free driving experience. The list includes power assisted steering system, an advanced in-car entertainment unit, electrically operated outside mirrors, power windows with one touch operation, dual front sun visors, manual central locking system, accessory power sockets and cup holders. In addition to these, they have a tachometer, a large glove box, side foot step, center armrest, and cabin lamps. At the same time, this vehicle is also available with optional features like key-less entry system, motorized bed cover and a multi-functional steering wheel.
This vehicle has a large cargo bed with a total height of 405mm along with a decent width of 1470mm and a length of 1325mm. It is also fitted with a huge fuel tank that has a storage capacity of 75 litres.
This model series is fitted with a 2.5-litre 4D56 diesel engine that has an electronically controlled common rail fuel injection system. It is integrated with a turbocharger and an intercooler that enhances its overall performance. It is based on DOHC valve configuration featuring 4-cylinders and 16-valves, which displaces 2477 cc. This power plant has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 136 ps at 3500 rpm that results in a hammering torque output of 314 Nm at 314 Nm at 2000 rpm. This engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that delivers torque output to all four wheels. This engine in its top end variant is integrated with a variable geometry turbocharger. This allows it to churn out a power of 178 ps at 4000 rpm along with a maximum torque output of 400 Nm between 2000 to 2850 rpm. This power plant is mated with an advanced automatic transmission gearbox.
Its base variant is equipped with a 1-DIN music system that has a CD player and a radio tuner along with four speakers. On the other hand, its top end trim is blessed with an in-dash DVD player that supports various file formats. It includes a 7-inch LCD monitor with touchscreen interface along with a few connectivity ports for USB, AUX-In and iPod devices. In addition to this, it also gets a Bluetooth connectivity for streaming of audio and call function. At the same time, it is also available with a provision to incorporate a navigation system that helps to stay on right direction.
Its top end variant is blessed with a sturdy set of 17-inch aluminum wheels, while the base trim gets a standard set of steel rims. These wheels are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres, which offers exceptional grip on any road condition.
The manufacturer has equipped its front wheels with ventilated disc brakes, while the rear one gets leading and trailing drum brakes. At the same time, it is also integrated with an anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution, which helps to minimize the skidding on slippery roads. This Mitsubishi Strada is also integrated with a rack and pinion based power assisted steering system that offers precise response depending upon the speed level.
This pickup truck is built with a critically acclaimed 'RISE' (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body structure that offers an enhanced all-round collision protection to its occupants. It also has a few safety aspects like dual front airbags, three point ELR seatbelts and powerful halogen headlamps. It also has a few optional features like tyre pressure monitoring system, security alarm and rear fog lamps.
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