Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia has just added another entry level variant to the Triton line up, the Mitsubishi Triton VGT GL. The VGT GL is based on the existing Triton VGT auto without some of the feel-good bits and is targeted at individuals who are in the market for a straightforward pick up at an affordable price point.
At RM103,800, on-the-road without insurance, the VGT GL is cheaper than even the VGT MT and RM10,600 cheaper than the VGT AT it is based on. So, what does the cheapest Triton VGT has to offer?
For starters, it loses the fancy Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps with LED daytime running lights for simpler halogen projector units, front fog lamps removed, a dark chrome radiator grille and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.
|Name||Mitsubishi Triton VGT AT GL (4×4)||Mitsubishi Triton VGT MT (4×4)||Mitsubishi Triton VGT AT (4×4)||Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure AT (4×4)||Mitsubishis Triton VGT Adventure X AT (4×4)|
|Engine||2,442cc; MIVEC Turbo Diesel DI-D Common Rail VGT Intercooler|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic with Sport Mode||6-speed manual||5-speed automatic with Sport Mode|
|Max Power||179 hp @ 3,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||430 Nm @ 2,500 rpm|
|Price (OTR without insurance)||RM103,800||RM107,600||RM114,400||RM123,130||RM130,900|
Inside, the VGT GL loses out on the touchscreen infotainment system for a 2-DIN audio system but retains the 4WD selector and automatic climate control system. Also omitted from the spec list are keyless entry and start, six-speakers (now four-speakers), leather wrapped steering wheel and leather upholstery.
Mechanically, the VGT GL remains powered by the new 2.4-litre aluminium MIVEC turbodiesel that pushes out 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The new engine, despite being 30 kg lighter and more fuel efficient compared to the old 2.5-litre turbodiesel mill, it remains a robust workhorse as demonstrated by local motorsport talent Leona Chin where she pulled a 31-tonne mega truck with the new Triton.
Fortunately, MMM did not skim on the base model’s safety equipment. Safety equipment still reads dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Traction Control, Active Stability Control, Hill-start Assist, Trailer Stability Assist and ISOFIX mounting points.
Like the rest of the Triton range, the new variant is covered with a 5-Year or 200,00 km warranty and will be a fully-imported from Thailand. Interest parties can check out the Mitsubishi Triton VGT GL at Aeon Tebrau City from 19 to 24 September 2017 and Mid Valley Megamall from 27 September to 1 October 2017.