Athletic Triton builds on Mitsubishi's formidable reputation

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Mitsubishi Motors South Africa welcomes the introduction of the completely redesigned Mitsubishi Triton. 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. Elements such as the distinct J-line between the cabin and the load bay have been reworked for benchmark interior space. This is immediately apparent to all passengers, particularly those seated in the back of the double-cab models.

Responsive all-new 2.4 DOHC MIVEC engine

The Mitsubishi Triton is fitted with a next-generation aluminium block four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The new engine offers the ideal combination of a fast spooling turbocharger with an unconventionally low compression ratio of 15.5:1 which aids responsive torque delivery at low engine speeds.

The 2.4 MIVEC engine delivers significantly more power and drastically less vibration thanks to new mounting points on the chassis. Power delivery is rated at 133 kW at 3 500 rpm with torque peaking at 430 Nm at 2 500 rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.6 litres per 100 km in a combined cycle.

The new 2.4 MIVEC turbo-diesel delivers power to the rear (2H), or all wheels (4H if 4x4) through the choice of a shorter-shifting six-speed manual gearbox, or a five-speed automatic transmission.

To complement the reduced weight of the engine, Triton owes its better road manners to revised stabiliser bars, stiffer front springs and significantly larger rubber body mountings on the ladder frame chassis.

Further handling gains can be attributed to the Hydraulic Power Steering system that is more direct at 3.8 turns lock-to-lock (as opposed to the 4.3 turns of its predecessor), tightening the cornering radius to 5.9 metres for unsurpassed performance during technical off-road driving.

Off-road driving with Mitsubishi's Super-Select II 4WD system

One of the truly decisive features available on the latest Mitsubishi Triton is the manufacturer's cutting-edge version of the renowned Super-Select II four-wheel drive system. Seen first in the latest iteration of the Mitsubishi Pajero, the Super-Select II system offers the driver the choice of four distinct driving modes from a console-mounted selector.

By adopting a 40:60 power split instead of the old-fashioned 50:50 configuration, the Triton maintains a set of road dynamics usually associated with a smaller all-wheel drive car. Although the advantages of this setup are broad, its gravel road prowess is perhaps most noteworthy.

All 4x4 double-cab models offer 215mm ground clearance and despite its inherently sporty profile, Triton boasts a class-leading approach angle of 28 degrees and a departure angle of 22 degrees. The break-over angle is 25 degrees.

Double-cab models to kick-start local sales

Four double-cab models in 4x2 or 4x4 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.

Range

Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x2 (man) - R479 900

Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x2 (auto) - R499 900

Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x4 (man) - R539 900

Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x4 (auto) - R559 900

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