Much has been said about the new facelifted Mitsubishi Triton since it was revealed back in November 2018. While the Japanese automaker confirmed a number of improvements, local pricing has eluded bakkie fanatics across South Africa. But now, after the official launch, it’s time to reveal what everyone’s been waiting for.
The up styled Mitsubishi Triton line-up includes four double-cab models, each powered by the familiar 2,4-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. Just like before, the diesel engines produce 133 kW at 3 500 rpm and 430 N.m at 2 500 rpm. Additionally, the Triton is packed with feature updates that make the new model even more competitive in the crowded double-cab bakkie segment.
Interestingly though, South Africans will get more bang for their buck as pricing remains the same as outgoing versions. The new Mitsubishi Triton range starts at R509 995 with the top end models selling at R589 995.
New Mitsubishi Triton Specification Update
The facelifted Triton is available in 4×2 and 4×4 with either a six-speed manual gearbox or the new and impressive six-speed automatic transmission. Compared to the outgoing version with self-shifter featuring five gear ratios, you can look forward to an exciting and smooth ride. Braked towing capacity is set at 3100 kg while unbraked is 750 kg. It features an approach angle of 28º, a departure angle of 23º and a ramp break-over angle of 25º.
In addition to restyled fenders, lights and body curves, the 18-inch wheels and 220 mm ground clearance are clear indicators that the new Triton means business. To top it all off, it’s also more advanced with Forward-Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System, and a Multi Around Monitor with parking sensors.
The new 4×4 Mitsubishi Triton derivatives feature an enhanced Super-Select II 4WD system that improves traction and handling. It has four drive modes each with their own settings to make the drive as comfortable and safe as possible. The Easy-Select 4WD system is also available which makes switching between modes very easy depending on the terrain. Both systems employ the new Off-Road mode with settings for Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand and Rock.
They’ve also added Hill descent control with a selectable off-road mode which maximises traction on unsealed surfaces. Mitsubishi says that the additional electronic assistance will allow drivers to select the gravel, mud/snow or sand mode in 4HLc (4WD high range with CD locked), with a rock setting offered in 4LLc (4WD low range with CD locked).
The revised interior includes an upgraded infotainment system and comfort features such as powered leather seats, armrests and an adjustable steering column among many others. Safety always comes first with is standard features such as seven airbags, Isofix child-seat anchors and a reversing camera.
All new Mitsubishi Triton models have a three-year/100 000 km warranty and a five-year/90 000 km service plan (with intervals of 10 000 km). Take a look at the updated price list for South Africa:
- Mitsubishi Triton 2,4 DI-DC 4×2: R509 995
- Mitsubishi Triton 2,4 DI-DC 4×2 (auto): R529 995
- Mitsubishi Triton 2,4 DI-DC 4×4: R569 995
- Mitsubishi Triton 2,4 DI-DC 4×4 (auto): R589 995
* Prices accurate as at April 2019