Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) introduced the fifth generation Mitsubishi Triton last year. The new model came with a series of new conveniences which add to the appeal of the already popular pick-up truck. However, the biggest let down was that we were given a miss on the new aluminium diesel engine, mainly due to the poor diesel quality that is not compatible with their clean diesel engine.
This year, with the Euro5M diesel become increasingly more accessible, MMM is confident to finally introduce the new Mitsubishi Triton with MIVEC Turbo Diesel engine.
|Name||Mitsubishi Triton Quest 4×2 MT||Mitsubishi Triton 4×4 MT||Mitsubishi Triton VGT 4×4 MT||Mitsubishi Triton VGT 4×4 AT||Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure 4×4 AT||Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X 4×4 AT|
2,477cc DI-D Common Rail Intercooled Turbocharged
2,442cc MIVEC Turbo Diesel DI-D Common Rail VGT Intercooler
5-speed automatic with Sport Mode
|Max Power||108 hp @ 4,000 rpm||134 hp @ 4,000 rpm||
179 hp @ 3,500 rpm
|Max Torque||200 Nm @ 2,000 rpm||324 Nm @ 2,000 rpm||
430 Nm @2,500 rpm
|Price (OTR without insurance)||RM73,438||RM88,997||RM102,619||RM109,446||RM118,198||RM125,005|
The new Triton VGT variants come with some refreshed bits to bring the Triton up to competition. Standard on all VGT variants are automatic Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps with LED day time running lights and rear fog lamps. The top of the line VGT Adventure X adds on a Shield Extender for the front bumper, Sports Bar with Fullbox and dual-tone 17-inch alloys.
Other than that, the basic Tritons wear the same fascia as before. Both the VGT Adventure’s 17-inch alloys is wrapped in 245/65 rubbers while the rest ride on 16-inch alloys wrapped in 245/70 rubbers. Only the Triton Quest rolls on 15-inch alloys with 195 R15C profile tyres. The Quest also gets reflector headlamps and power adjustable side mirrors as standard.
As is the aim during the launch of the fifth generation Triton, Mitsubishi aims to introduce more passenger-car like features to the robust pickup. Here, the base Quest variant comes with a single DIN audio system with USB, MP3, AUX and CD player, a three spoke urethane steering wheel, two speakers and fabric seats. The Triton 4×4 variant adds on four speakers.
Standard features in the VGT models include auto headlamps with manual levelling, keyless entry and push-start, power folding side mirrors, touchscreen infotainment system with six speakers, auto climate control and leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.
The VGT Adventure models get additional reverse camera, dual-zone climate control, steering wheel voice control, paddle shifters, cruise control and leather seats as standard.
Exclusive to the VGT Adventure X are automatic wipers.
Powering the updated Triton is a new 2.4-litre aluminium MIVEC turbodiesel. The all new engine is developed from the ground up to be lighter, more powerful and cleaner in emissions. As such, it now produces 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque, up 1 hp and 30 Nm from the old 2.5 mill. NVH levels are also greatly improved compared to the previous mill, but Mitsubishi claims that it maintains the same sturdiness expected from a Triton.
The new engine is also 30kg lighter and promises 15 percent better fuel economy. The new engine is now compatible with Euro2 grade diesel, but MMM recommends Euro5 quality for better emissions and fuel economy. The engine’s output remains the same regardless of fuel grade. Speaking of fuel economy, the new 2.4L MIVEC consumes 6.2 litres per 100km, but this result was obtained by driving on Malaysian roads.
The Easy Select 4WD system that is on all 4×4 models optimises torque distribution between the front and rear axles in any driving conditions. Drivers can switch between 2WD-Hi and 4WD-Hi via the rotary dial at speeds of up to 100km/h. 4WD-Lo can be selected when the terrains get really tough. Another noteworthy feature of the Triton is the best-in-class turning radius of 5.9 meters that allows for easy manoeuvre of the pickup truck.
Standard on all Tritons are ABS with EBD, dual airbags, Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution that absorbs and dissipate collision impact force and ISOFIX mounting points. However, no stability or traction control is found in any of the Triton.
All Tritons come with a 2-Year free maintenance and a 3-Year or 100,000km warranty package. There is a total of eight different colour choices to choose from, but these vary according to the variant of your choice. Mitsubishi targets to deliver 500 units of Triton a month through their network of 54 showrooms and 52 service outlet nationwide.
Mitsubishi Triton 2.4L VGT Adventure X (A/T, 4×4)
Mitsubishi Triton 2.4L VGT M/T (4×4)