2009 Mitsubishi Nativa | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

Mitsubishi’s Nativa meets the continuing demand for an affordable yet sporty SUV with the ability to seat five people and to adapt for lifestyle purposes. This means that seats can be split and folded to carry anything from surfboard equipment to the entire cabin area being converted to a sleeping area. It suits those who use a car during the week but need a sports utility vehicle or caravan tower at weekends.

It is built on the platform of the L200 pick-up truck and shares the 3.0 petrol V6 engine with the Pajero, as well as the ‘Super Select’ 4WD system, but unlike its bigger sibling it is not available with a short wheelbase chassis. The Nativa defines what it means to be a workhorse-type of vehicle by incorporating the utilitarian design of an SUV with dynamic performance. Although capable of venturing off the road, the Nativa SUV lives up to its middle name – utility – on a daily basis by providing interior roominess, excellent dynamic handling, and power on demand.

With a rugged look, the Nativa’s grille and front headlights are joined together in one long swathe to give it character. A huge bumper sits below the grille giving the Nativa a bigger impact, with macho overtones. The driver gets an uncluttered cockpit layout, with ergonomically placed controls. Numerous storage places abound throughout the vehicle.

A lively 188 bhp 3.0-litre 24-valve single overhead cam ECI-MULTI V6 engine designed to produce the majority of its torque (265 Nm) at low rpm powers the Nativa. The drivetrain is available with full-time all-wheel-drive with Mitsubishi’s Easy Select option that allows shifting between 2WD and 4WD on the move. This SUV comes equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission.

Body Type4X4
Price (in AED)76,000-89,000
Engine (litre)3.0
Power (bhp)188
Torque (Nm)265
TransmissionA

 

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One Response to 2009 Mitsubishi Nativa | new car review

  1. Jimmy Reply

    March 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    hows its fuel economy?

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