Following Mitsubishi’s lengthy absence from the workhorse arena, the new Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab bakkie is specially designed for commercial users and fleet owners. This rugged, reliable and hard-working bakkie is the perfect addition to just about any type of business. With a powerful engine, big payload capacity and good overall build quality, no job is too big or too small for the Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab.
A New Look For Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab
The Mitsubishi Triton S/C is the beginning of the facelifted Triton range which will be rolled out to the South African market in due time. One of the most notable changes is the exterior design cues as they’ve modernised the single cab Mitsubishi Triton GL.
It comes standard with a black grille, black door handles, mirror, tailgate handle, black rear bumper and black side steps. Other features on the entry-level workhorse include
- halogen headlamps
- central locking
- electric windows
- vinyl cover on seats
- dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- limited slip differential
- 16-inch steel wheels
Spacious and Modernised Cabin
The interior of the Mitsubishi Triton GLS single cab might be basic by modern standards but it is functional, practical and hard-wearing — exactly the characteristics you want from a workhorse. The seats are comfortable and covered in vinyl to keep the dirt and dust at bay. Although it doesn’t have an infotainment system, it comes standard with air-conditioning and electric windows.
Good Build Quality And Reliability
The new entry-level Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab offers fleet owners and businesses quality, reliability, durability and fuel efficiency. Considering the rising fuel prices, good fuel economy for a hard-working bakkie is of the utmost importance.
The single cab Mitsubishi Triton GL rides on 16-inch steel wheels suspended by heavy-duty above-the-axle leaf springs at the rear. At the front is a double wishbone system incorporating coil springs and a stabiliser bar for a comfortable ride laden or unladen.
According to Mitsubishi, the Triton GL single cab has a one-ton payload capacity, about 985kg to be specific which makes it ideal for the workload of a small business. It also features integrated cargo hooks to help secure loads with relative ease.
Powerful Engine and Impressive Driveability
The new Mitsubishi Triton GL single cab is exclusively 4×2 with a six-speed manual gearbox. Driven by the automaker’s tried-and-tested DOHC intercooled 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, it sends power to the rear wheels, generating 100 kW and 324 Nm of peak torque which means there is plenty of power on tap.
The limited-slip differential helps to distribute power to all the wheels and maintains traction when one wheel slips. At the same time, it keeps controllable power flowing to the wheels with the most grip which also improves performance and fuel efficiency.
“In, some situations the limited slip diff will perform as good as a 4WD vehicle with open differentials.” It offers more control over power delivery, explains Jeffrey Allison, General Manager of Marketing at MMSA.
The average fuel consumption is approximately 8,0 l/100 km which is impressive for a bakkie in today’s market. This is further bolstered by a big 75-litre fuel tank to ensure economical long distance-travelling.
Final Verdict On The Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab
The Mitsubishi Triton GL single cab is perfect for anyone looking for a reliable and affordable workhorse. It comes with a 2.4L diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission and a payload capacity of 985kg.
The price of a new Mitsubishi Triton GL single cab is R409,995*, which is R75,000 cheaper than the double cab. It includes a three-year/100,000km warranty, five-year/90,000km service plan and five-year/unlimited km roadside assistance package.
The Mitsubishi Triton GL single cab is a more versatile commercial vehicle which seems to be a direct result of MMSA’s consumer-centric approach. They listened to their consumers and acted accordingly to deliver what is certainly a no-frills workhorse.
According to Jeffrey Allison: “The launch of the Single Cab is firmly directed at the fleet and small business market and aimed to provide a cost-effective solution in the face of the steadily rising price of fuel and the recent repo rates hike.”
* Pricing is accurate as of September 2022