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MITSUBISHI MOTOR SALES OF AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR THE ALL-NEW 1992 MONTERO (Product Announcement)

 MITSUBISHI MOTOR SALES OF AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES
 PRICING FOR THE ALL-NEW 1992 MONTERO
 CYPRESS, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. (MMSA) today announced pricing of its all-new 1992 Montero, a totally redesigned, upscale entry in the growing compact sport utility vehicle segment. This latest entry in Mitsubishi's new generation product line-up will go on sale in early January at a manufacturer's suggested retail price beginning at $17,929.
 The new Montero will be offered as four distinctive models, including Montero, Montero RS, Montero LS and Montero SR. All Monteros feature Mitsubishi's exclusive Active Trac "shift-on-the- fly" four-wheel drive system, a 3.0-liter single overhead cam V-6 engine, four-wheel power disc brakes and a larger, more comfortable interior and a more stylish, aerodynamic exterior. Montero continues to offer one of the most spacious interiors in its class, with up to 96.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded.
 "We expect Montero to enhance Mitsubishi's growing reputation in the American automotive market," said Kevin Ormes, vice president of sales for Mitsubishi Motors. "This year's successful introduction of the Diamante luxury performance sedan and 3000GT grand touring sports car established Mitsubishi as a company that builds stylish and technically advanced luxury vehicles at prices that offer the best value in each class. The Montero will continue in that tradition."
 Montero's standard equipment, in addition to the Active Trac drive-train, 3.0-liter engine, four-wheel power disc brakes mentioned above, includes five-speed manual transmission, a refined front and rear suspension, power steering, height adjustable steering column and a convenient tool box located inside the rear cargo door panel. A detachable auxiliary lamp has also been added to Montero RS, LS and SR models.
 Montero RS will be priced at $19,599 and will feature a limited- slip differential, an optional power package that includes cruise control and power windows and door locks and an available sliding electric sun roof. Interior amenities include luxurious premium knit fabric seating surfaces, reclining front and rear seats, front and rear seat center armrests and rear outboard-mounted armrests with cup holders.
 Montero LS will be priced at $23,019 and will include all features of Montero and Montero RS in addition to a standard Multi- mode anti-lock braking system which functions in all two- and four- wheel drive modes. The LS model also features and entirely new and spacious interior with a driver's side suspension seat, cruise control, power windows and door locks and full analog
instrumentation. Optional equipment includes and electric sliding sun roof and a leather package that features leather seat and door trim inserts, leather covered steering wheel, leather covered-dash mounted assist grip and a passenger suspension seat.
 Montero SR model, with its distinctive fender flares and larger 31x10.5R15 all-terrain tires, will be featured as Mitsubishi's flagship sport utility vehicle and priced at $22,429. Standard equipment includes a four-speed automatic transmission, power windows and door locks, cruise control, power steering and an AM/FM stereo cassette with six speakers. Optional equipment includes an electric sliding sunroof, a Multi-mode anti-lock braking system, a limited- slip differential or an electro-pneumatic locking rear differential that can help provide maximum off-road traction. The luxurious leather package available on the LS model is also optional for Montero SR.
 Air conditioning is optional for all Montero models while a four-speed automatic transmission is available as optional equipment for Montero and Montero RS only.
 Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. was established in 1982 by Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Tokyo, and markets a full line of subcompacts, compacts, sports coupes, grand touring sports cars, luxury performance sedans, sport wagons, light trucks and sport utility vehicles.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Orr of Mitsubishi, 800-233-MMSA (National), or 800-828-MMSA (California)/ CO: Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. ST: California IN: AUT SU: PDT


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