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The Mitsubishi Strada GLS gets updated for 2022

The midrange variant gets some of the Athlete’s looks

The redesigned Strada GLS is for those who want the Athlete without the price tag of one. PHOTO FROM MITSUBISHI

The Mitsubishi Strada is a popular vehicle in the Philippines. It even spawned an exciting lifestyle-oriented variant called the Strada Athlete, which many have fawned over for its sportier and head-turning looks.

Unfortunately, the Athlete’s pricing puts it out of reach for many looking for a utilitarian pickup, and that’s where the redesigned Strada GLS comes in. The latest midrange variant adopts many of the desirable cosmetic features found in its top-of-the-line sibling.

The sole 4WD variant comes with a manual transmission and goodies like a sports bar. PHOTO FROM MITSUBISHI

Blacking-out is the name of the game for the redesigned GLS. The radiator grille, the front under garnish, the side mirrors, the step boards, the door and gate handles, the rear bumper, and the 18-inch alloy wheels get the dark treatment.

The cabin can also comfortably seat five adults with generous legroom and plenty of soft-touch trims for a luxurious experience. There are also features like front and rear smartphone trays and USB charging ports.

The 2.4-liter turbodiesel MIVEC (4N15) engine still is present with a 179hp and 430Nm, mated either to a six-speed automatic or manual gearbox.

Safety features include active stability and traction control, hill-start assist, trailer stability assist, and antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution. It also has the Easy Select 4WD system to assist and adapt to various driving conditions.

The 2WD variants will be the most popular choice among many. PHOTO FROM MITSUBISHI

“We wanted to reintroduce the Strada’s GLS series with a stronger and more powerful look that appeals to a wider variety of buyers,” said Takeshi Hara, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines. “Although the changes are just on the outer skin, customers can look forward to its robust and reliable DNA that has been known for over 40 years since this nameplate was introduced.”

The GLS line has three variants:

  • 2WD MT – P1,293,000
  • 2WD AT – P1,368,000
  • 4WD MT – P1,522,000

To learn more, you can visit the MMPC website or visit any Mitsubishi dealership nationwide.

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