All-new Triton lobs in February

Mitsubishi has revealed further details of its completely redesigned Triton utility due to here in February.

Larger than before, the new sixth generation Triton has been completely redesigned for the first time in nine years and comes with a more powerful and cleaner engine, a new ladder frame, upgraded interior and extra tech and safety features. 

Not surprisingly, these improvements come at a cost, with price rises of between $3250 and $7600 before on-road costs, depending on grade.

As before there are four equipment levels: GLX, GLX+, GLS and GSR available initially with Club Cab and Double Cab utility bodies.

Cab chassis versions, including a single cab, will follow.

The previous 2.4-litre single turbo-diesel has been replaced by a new twin-turbo unit that increases power from 133 to 150kW and torque from 430 to 470Nm. 

At launch all variants will come with an updated six-speed automatic transmission, although Mitsubishi tells us that a six-speed manual will also be offered post-launch.

Another significant improvement that’s sure to attract new buyers is an increase in towing capacity which rises from 3100 to 3500kg, matching the market leaders.

Four-wheel drive systems remain the same, with Super Select 4WD-II and Easy Select 4WD systems.

Super Select 4WD-II is equipped with a centre, torque-sensing limited slip differential (LSD) that distributes driving force at a ratio of 40:60 front and rear, ensuring traction and cornering performance.

Models equipped with the Super Select 4WD-II system can select from four options: 2H (rear-wheel drive), 4H (full-time four-wheel drive), 4HLc (locked centre differential) and 4LLc (locked centre differential with lower gears).

There’s also seven drive modes, including on-road modes, an increase over the four off-road modes of the previous model.

There’s Normal, Eco, Gravel, Snow, Mud, Sand and Rock mode.

Standard safety features include eight airbags, including one in the front centre position, Forward Collision Mitigation with pedestrian and cycle detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist, Emergency Lane Keeping, Emergency Lane Assist and Lane Departure Prevention.

There’s also front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, front and rear Cross Traffic Alert, Multi Collision Brake and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Add to this Driver Attention Alert, Driver Monitor System, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Automatic High Beam system, Trailer Stability Assist and Hill Start Assist.

GLX+ and higher models also get front fog lights, rear Automatic Rear Emergency braking and a 360-degree camera.

GLS and GSR add Terrain Control and Hill Descent Control.

The entry-level GLX infotainment features include a new 9.0-inch display with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, four-speaker audio, voice and steering wheel controls.

There are USB-A and USB-C ports in both the front and rear.

There will be a range of seven external colours.

Prices start from $43,690 for the GLX 4×2 Double Cab, topping out at $63,840 for the GSR 4×4 Double Cab.

Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Mitsubishi dealer for drive-away prices.


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