The Triton for the working man is here – the Triton “Quest” – priced at an unbelievably enticing RM79,800 and is accompanied with a 5-year factory warranty or 100,000 km, whichever comes first.
For that you don’t get the current 2.4-litre turbocharged MIVEC engine with 181 hp and 430 Nm but instead you get the older, proven 2.5-litre turbocharged powertrain with 110 hp and 200 Nm.
Granted, these figures are substantially smaller than the more desirable Triton models higher up the spectrum but the Triton Quest only weighs 1,600 kg (kerb weight), nearly 400 kg lighter than its more luxurious siblings.
You don’t get the optimised 6-speed automatic gearbox in the higher grade Tritons too. Instead, the Quest is only available with 5-speed manual, in 4×2 rear-wheel drive configuration and with a White Diamond exterior only.
Built for the heavy lifters, the Triton Quest comes with a load capacity of up to 970 kg, and the largest cargo deck in the low rider category. Spartan as it may seem both on the inside and outside (it doesn’t even come with a rear bumper), the Triton Quest does come with some basic modern amenities.
Among them includes a reverse camera, auto off headlamp function, a multi-information display, speed sensing wipers, one-touch turn indicators, along with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX – because the working men have families too.