We first saw it in the metal during KLIMS last year, and now Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. has officially launched the (updated )new Triton. It’s available in five variants with the following prices:
|Triton Adventure X||RM135,200||White Diamond, Jet Black Mica|
|Triton AT Premium||RM118,600||White Diamond, Graphite Gray|
|Triton MT Premium||RM112,500||White Diamond, Graphite Gray|
|Triton AT||RM105,990||White Diamond Sterling Silver|
|Triton MT||RM100,200||White Diamond Sterling Silver|
The new Triton is powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel making 181ps and 430Nm. Variants with the manual gearbox feature six-speeds while the automatic transmission offers the same number of forward ratios plus Sport Mode.
The big physical change to the popular truck can be seen up front with the introduction of the Dynamic Shield design. Also at this end are bi-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights (DRL) and LED rear combination lights (all for Triton Adventure X, however). The Triton AT and MT comes with 16-inch wheels, while the Triton Premium roll on 17-inches. The Adventure, on the other hand, go all the way to 18-inch.
The Triton Premium (AT and MT), and the Triton AT gets halogen projector headlights as well as halogen DRL.
Size-wise they are all the same with its 5,305mm overall length and 1,815mm of width, except that the Triton Adventure’s 1,795mm of height is slightly taller than the rest (with 1,780mm).
The top-spec Adventure X also gets the new Super Select 4WD-II system which was developed after decades of experience in off-road competitions including a successful history in the Dakar Rally. What it does is provide optimum traction with a new Off-Road Mode. The rest in the range are equipped with Easy Select 4WD.
Big positive changes in features too as the Adventure X get 7 airbags, front & rear parking sensor, seatbelt reminder, and the more advanced suite of Forward Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot warning, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Auto High Beam, and Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System. Too bad the rest in the range does not get em’. But I suppose that’s what you pay for…
The Adventure X variant also gets a headunit that supports Apple CarPlay and is Android Auto ready. Other functions that include voice command and touchscreen for the headunit are also available for the Triton Premium variants. The Triton AT and MT feature the more basic 2-DIN player. These basic Tritons also only get one USB slot, while the rest gets three (one in front and two at the rear).
The new Triton is imported from Mitsubishi’s global production hub in Thailand and comes with a 200,000 or 5-years warranty. Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia says that the first 1,000 customers will get exclusive limited edition Thule Subterra luggage worth RM2,000.
The good news for those who put their booking during the pre-launch period is that they’ll receive the truck before Chinese New Year.