All-new Mitsubishi Triton makes debut

BY CHARL BOSCH - NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Having been doing the rounds for eight years, Mitsubishi officially unveiled its brand new Triton bakkie in Thailand on Tuesday, with the Japanese manufacture calling it the “ultimate sport utility truck” and stating that it will bring new levels of comfort, safety and efficiency to the sector.

Using styling cues from the GR-HEV concept shown last year, the new Triton features a curvier design than the outgoing model and a completely new interior, which is claimed to rival SUV’s instead of those from its competition.

According to caradvice.com.au, the newcomer measures 5 280 mm long, 1 815 mm wide and 1,780 mm tall, 70 mm longer and 15 mm wider than the current model and likely to be available as a single cab, club cab and double cab with the option of rear-and four-wheel drive.

Power wise, the new Triton continues with the existing model’s 2.4-litre petrol, which produces 94 kW and 194 N.m, and 2.5-litre turbodiesel producing 131 kW and 400 N.m, with certain markets will also get a low pressure version of the latter, making 94 kW and 240 N.m of torque, as well as a brand new 2.4-litre oil burner which churns out 133 kW and 430 N.m. Transmission options includes a five-speed manual, a new six speed manual and a five-speed automatic.

Although local spec is yet to be finalised, the double cab Triton is set to go on sale in Thailand next month with prices starting at 791 000 bhat, the equivalent of R266 000. Expect the new Triton to arrive on South African shores sometime next year.

 

IMAGE sourced from www.caradvice.com.au