Mitsubishi reveals more Triton details


First shown at the Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand last year, Mitsubishi South Africa has provided more details of its all-new second generation Triton bakkie, due for local release late next year.

Borrowing a number of styling cues from the GR-HEV concept shown at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, the Triton comes in at 70 mm longer and 15 mm wider than the current model, and will initially only be available as a double cab with single and club cab models expected later.

Said to be more spacious than before, the Triton also ushers in a number of new creature comforts, namely dual-zone climate control, keyless go, touch-screen infotainment system with satellite navigation, reverse camera, Active Stability and Traction Control, Trailer Sway Control and seven airbags.

Underneath the bonnet, the previous 2.5 DI-D turbodiesel engine makes way for a brand new 2.4 DI-D unit that produces 133 kW and 430 N.m of torque. Constructed mainly out of aluminium, the engine will be connected to either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox.

As before, the Triton will again be offered with either two-or-four-wheel drive, the latter boasting a revised version of Mitsubishi’s famed Super-Select 4WD system, which allows for the choosing of four settings including full-time 4WD.

Exact pricing and spec will be announced closer to launch.