2008 Mitsubishi Nativa | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

The Nativa is a viable option for drivers whose needs have outgrown sedans and coupes, and are looking for an adaptable vehicle that handles daily driving  or extended road trips with ease.

The Nativa is a sporty-looking SUV, with its low roofline, aggressive front fascia and fender flares. It sits high off the road, with good ground clearance  suggesting its off-road prowess. Mitsubishi has kept on sprucing up the outside of the Nativa to keep in sync with the times and it seems to work reasonably  well.

The Nativa sits between the crossover Outlander and the supremely capable Pajero. Given its size, understated sophistication and appointments, the Nativa  is positioned to attract SUV buyers who are looking for more interior room than an Outlander, yet don’t necessarily require the off-road performance of the Pajero. It offers drivers a refined car-based chassis that exhibits stable, predictable road manners when navigating through the urban environments where SUVs spend the majority of their time.

Featuring some neat design touches, the commodious interior is more car-oriented than SUV drivers tend to expect. Noise levels are similarly car-like. The  instrument console is uncluttered and controls are ergonomically placed. Numerous storage places abound throughout the vehicle. Space is something not  at a premium in this SUV, with lots of room available to haul either passengers or cargo, thanks to a split folding rear seat.

The Nativa is powered by a lively 175hp, 3.0-litre, 24-valve, single overhead cam ECI-MULTI V6 engine that is designed to produce the majority of its torque (255Nm) at low rpm. The Nativa’s 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. A four-speed automatic is the transmission of choice.

Technical Specifications
Engine3.0-litre V6
Power175 Bhp
Torque255 Nm
TransmissionAutomatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 71,000- upto 82,000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and  offers.

Competition

Ford Explorer
Nissan Pathfinder
Toyota Fortuner

3 Responses to 2008 Mitsubishi Nativa | new car review

  1. astrid rivera Reply

    April 13, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Which is the price of the fenders?

    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Dev Reply

      April 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Astrid, you need to check with the local Mitsubishi dealer.

  2. Ketabb Reply

    July 17, 2011 at 2:37 am

     Where there is a pocket of air conditioner filter Nativa 2008

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