Mitsubishi Motors has long been one of the standouts when it comes to delivering quality, stylish bakkies. Now, after waiting in bated breath, the new limited edition Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme double cab has finally been added to the automaker’s impressive bakkie range.
The new Xtreme model comes with accessories to the value of R100 000 over the previous top-of-the-range variant but the car only costs R40 000 more! Included in the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme package are several interior upgrades, such as Android Auto / Car Play, bolder and more stylish appearance synonymous with an adventurous and extreme lifestyle.
What’s New On The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme?
The new Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme has all the features of the 4×4 Double Cab Auto, including safety and a long list of additional visual features unique to the Xtreme. It gets a new black bumper and grill combo along with a bonnet protector and headlight covers. Other exterior additions include:
- Flared wheel arches
- A-Line Hazard alloys finished in black fitted with Pirelli Scorpion All-Terrain tyres
- Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme branding
- 4×4 stickers
- door handle cups to protect the paint against nail scratches
- roof rack supports
- window visors
- taillight covers
- Kekosport style bar in black mounted behind the cab
- Bosal tow bar
For easier loading and unloading, the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme has a set of Ezydown tailgate hydraulic drop supports and comes with a rubberised load bin and tonneau cover.
Engine Specifications and Safety Features
This all-new adventure-styled double cab bakkie gets power from a strong, refined and highly responsive 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine producing 133kW and 430Nm. It is coupled to Mitsubishi’s unique Super Select II 4WD system with electronic off-road assistance which gives drivers the option of full-time all-wheel drive with high and low range, a centre diff-lock option and selectable two-wheel drive.
In addition to the electronic off-road assistance, the Xtreme also has Hill Descent Control for additional safety off-road. It has a 28-degree approach angle, 23-degree departure angle and 25-degree break-over angle which gives it extreme off-road capabilities and performance. This means the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme can easily manage the most extreme adventure driving conditions.
When it comes to rain and gravel roads, the Triton Xtreme has you fully covered with Automatic Stability and Traction Control (ASTC) while S-AWC provides maximum safety and driver control. Hill Start Assist (HAS) is a given and will prevent the vehicle from rolling back on an incline.
The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme also boasts 7 airbags offering safety for every seat. At the same time, Mitsubishi’s advanced RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body Construction maximises on crumple zones to direct and absorb energy during high-impact collisions. It also has Side Impact Protection Bars in the doors and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Interior Design Features
While most of the upgrades have been on the outside and under the bonnet, the inside features a luxury look and feel you’d expect from a car of this calibre. There is a Sport automatic shift knob and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with additional features to mirror your smart device.
This feature allows you to get directions, make and receive phone calls, send and receive messages and listen to your favourite downloaded music. More importantly, you can do all of this without taking your eyes off the road which means your full attention stays on the road.
What’s The Verdict On The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme?
The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme is only available as a 4×4 Double Cab Auto with a 6-speed gearbox. From appearance to style and performance, this limited edition bakkie seems to have it all. The adventurous look and feel with added attitude take its already impressive off-road abilities to a new level.
“We are launching the Triton Xtreme for owners with an extreme lifestyle at only a small premium over the existing 4×4 Auto flagship. The new derivative is extreme on all levels, especially looks that show its owner follows an extreme lifestyle and is not shy about it. From the outside, the new Xtreme will be turning heads at a distance thanks to a host of visual improvements all over” says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).
The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme costs R639 995* and includes a five-year/90 000km service plan and three-year/100 000km warranty.
For more information on our range of vehicles, visit our website where you can also book a test drive of the new Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme.
* Price accurate as of July 2020