Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has officially launched the new Triton which is available in five variants and priced from RM 100,200. This follows the pick-up’s preview at last year’s KL International Motor Show.
The new Triton is certainly a visual highlight. The biggest change has to be the front, which now features the brand’s Dynamic Shield design found on all of its current SUVs such as the Outlander and Eclipse Cross. The styling here truly sets the Triton apart from other pick-ups thanks to the slimmer headlamps, and overall wider look that the signature design creates.
The side view showcases the Triton’s “J-line” between the rear cab and cargo space which maximises interior space and seating comfort while the rear sports the new distinctive LED rear combination lamps. Inside the cabin the updates are minimal, with the central console and gear lever focused as a continuing piece as opposed to an upper and lower dashboard like before. Additions include an air circulator on the roof with rear air vents.
Powering the Triton is Mitsubishi’s 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine with 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. The engine is the same on all five variants and is mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission with 4X4 on all as well.
In the driving department, the top variant Adventure X has a new Super Select 4WD-II that delivers optimum traction and handling on specific driving conditions. 2H (2WD High Range) is best used for normal road conditions and for fuel efficiency, 4H (Full time 4WD) for rough and slippery roads, 4HLc (4WD High Range) with a locked centre differential for rugged terrain and low-grip surfaces and 4LLc (4WD Low Range) with locked centre diff best for steep hill, rocky and sandy terrains. There’s also an Off-Road Mode button that integrally controls engine power, transmission and braking to regulate the amount of wheel slip with modes for Gravel, Sand, Mud and Rock.
Mitsubishi Malaysia has loaded the top of the range Adventure X with Advanced Safety. This includes Forward Collision Mitigation with Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System.
Additional features that are only available on the Adventure X is Auto Bi-LED Projector headlamps, LED DRLs (Halogen on others), Touchscreen audio with USB, Bluetooth, Voice Command, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Paddle Shifters, Power driver seat, and 7 SRS Airbags including Dual front, Side, Curtain and Driver knee.
The Auto or Manual Premium VGT together with the Adventure X does come with enough kit, including front fog lamps, three USB power sockets, Cruise control, Digital auto air conditioning, and leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls among others.
However, Mitsubishi hasn’t skimped on Active safety, as all variants come with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Active Stability Control, Traction Control, Brake Override System, Hill Start Assist, Trailer Stability Assist, Isofix, Collapsible Steering Column and Brake Pedal.
The new Triton prices are as below with colours ranging from White Diamond, Jet Black Mica, Graphite Grey and Sterling Silver.
Triton M/T – RM 100,200
Triton A/T – RM 105,990
Triton M/T Premium – RM 112,500
Triton A/T Premium – RM 118,600
Triton Adventure X – RM 135,200
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