The 2017 model, the fifth in the Colt/Triton lineage, is the most advanced pick-up ever to be developed by Mitsubishi with its balanced combination of true SUV-like road manners with heavy-duty workhorse capabilities.
The new Mitsubishi Triton arrives on local shores after being comprehensively redesigned while retaining those highly-rated features that made previous models extremely popular.
The combined engineering effort, which has radically improved the new Triton over its predecessor, is perhaps most evident inside the cabin, which was purposely shaped to mirror the same level of comfort and convenience as Mitsubishi’s range of SUV-models and iconic Pajero.
Getting in and out of the new Triton is not only much easier, but sitting behind the steering wheel feels more natural thanks to a commanding driver position offering improved visibility over the front of the vehicle. The driver has the benefit of a new dashboard with easy-to-clean surfaces chosen for practicality. Range-specific features on the new model include an intuitive touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and USB audio input as well as the keyless push-button Stop/Start system.
The driver is made to feel at home thanks to cruise control, dual-zone auto air-conditioning, a reverse camera, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and leather upholstery, to name but a few of the standard creature comforts.
The cabin itself has been stretched by 20mm to 1 745mm to further improve cabin space, while shoulder room ‒ both front and rear ‒ has been improved. Subtle changes include redesigned seats offering additional bolstering and higher density foam for more comfortable long distance driving.
The Mitsubishi Triton is fitted with a next-generation aluminium block four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.
The 2.4 MIVEC engine features an all-aluminium cylinder block construction with reinforced steel piston sleeves for durability and an integrated common rail direct injection system. This engine weighs 30kg less than its predecessor, instilling Triton with nimbler and safer handling.
This new free-revving engine delivers significantly more power and drastically less vibration thanks to new mounting points on the chassis. Power delivery is rated at 133kW at 3 500rpm with torque peaking at 430Nm at 2 500rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.6 litres per 100km in a combined cycle.
The new 2.4 MIVEC turbo-diesel delivers power to the rear (2H), or all wheels (4H if 4×4) through the choice of a shorter-shifting six-speed manual gearbox, or a five-speed automatic transmission.
Four double-cab models in 4×2 or 4×4 configuration and with the option of a six- speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox, will be available for sale immediately.
The new Triton Double Cab enters the market with a starting price of R479 900 and all models are introduced with a 5-year/90 000km service plan and 3-year/100 000km manufacturer’s warranty.
- Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4×2 (man) – R479 900
- Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4×2 (auto) – R499 900
- Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4×4 (man) – R539 900
- Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4×4 (auto) – R559 900