The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton Quest gets the basics done right
When Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) launched its new Triton pickup earlier this year, the pre-facelift Quest model soldiered on as the nameplate’s entry point. But the range is now fully updated after a new Triton Quest was unveiled with a price of RM79,890, making it one of few new trucks you can purchase brand new in Malaysia for under RM80k.
At this price point, the Quest naturally soldiers on with the old 2.5-litre turbodiesel mill good for 108bhp and 200Nm mated to a five-speed manual gearbox – automatic isn’t an option here. It’s also a strict 4x2 truck that’s only available in a sole ‘White Pearl’ paintjob, so if variety is what you’re after, you’re better off shopping further up the food chain with Mitsubishi’s VGT 4x4 offerings.
Safety kit count is also unsurprisingly low in the 2019 Triton Quest, but you do get two airbags up front, ABS and EBD tucked into Mitsubishi’s robust ‘RISE’ body that now looks rather menacing with the Dynamic Shield front fascia applied to a truck that sits much closer to the ground.
The good news is that the Triton Quest’s no-frills approach makes it pretty light by pickup truck standards – its 1,600-kg kerb weight undercutting that of the range-topping Adventure X by a whopping 330kg. Mitsubishi also claims the Quest’s 5.7-metre turning radius is the best in class, so it should be more nimble than your average furniture transporter.
Note: At the launch of the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton Quest, MMM also announced new enhancements to the Triton Adventure X, which now includes an all-round monitor, driving video recorder, side body stickers, premium solar and security tint and seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.