All new Mitsubishi Triton unveiled

CEO of MMM Mr. Won-Chul Yang and President and COO of MMC Mr. Tetsuro Aikawa at the launch of the all-new Triton

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has officially launched the all-­new Mitsubishi Triton today.

Entering its fifth generation, the all-­new Triton features a new front design with a distinctive grille design, new headlamps, and a ‘J-­line’ between the cabin and rear deck.

Key features include a Push Start Button, Keyless Operation, Xenon HID Headlamps with integrated Daytime Running Lights, Tilt and Telescopic Steering, Paddle Shifters, the 4WD selector, Touch Screen Audio System with Reverse Camera, and Auto Headlamps and Wipers.

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Powering the pickup is a 2.5­litre 4­-cylinder engine with an intercooled Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT), producing 178 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm (50 Nm more torque than before).  The all-­new Triton Quest 4×2 on the other hand, is equipped with a 2.5­ litre turbodiesel engine with a high pressure commonrail system which produces 110 PS and 200 Nm.

In terms of transmission, a 5-­speed automatic transmission with Sport mode is available, as well as a 5­speed manual transmission. This is coupled to Mitsubishi’s Easy Select 4WD system which distributes power to the front and rear axles.

Offering more comfort and convenience, the 4×4 model now measures 5280mm long (down 15mm), 1815 wide (up 15mm) and 1780mm tall. Ground clearance is rated at 205mm across all 4×4 variants. Interior dimensions have improved boasting an increase of 20mm in legroom and 10mm more shoulder room.

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As much as safety is concerned, features that are standard across the range include dual SRS airbags, a collapsible steering column and anti­intrusion brake pedal, Anti­lock braking (ABS), and Electronic Brake­force Distribution (EBD).

Since launch in 2006, over 56,000 units have been sold nationwide. Today, we are excited with the official launch of the all­new Triton, the fifth generation of the Mitsubishi Motors pick­up line produced. Since 1978, over 4 million units have been sold worldwide.”

Mr. Yang said that the sales target set by MMM for the all­new Triton is 900 units a month, which will translate into a 20% market share of the pick­up truck Also speaking at the launch, Mr Tetsuro Aikawa, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MMC said, “The Triton is one of our most important products and contributed the most to our revitalization efforts in 2014. Just as the previous Triton, the all­new Triton will continue to be our core product, contributing to improving our corporate value and sustainable growth in the future.”

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Imported as a Completely Built­ Up (CBU) vehicle from Thailand, the Triton is available in five variants for the Malaysian market. The following prices (without insurance, GST inclusive for private registration) are quoted for the all­new Triton in Peninsular Malaysia:

  • Triton VGT Adventure – RM108,273.68 
  • Triton VGT Automatic – RM98,549.28 
  • Triton VGT Manual – RM92,114.64
  • Triton Manual – RM83,162.68 
  • Triton Quest Manual – RM4x2 67,603.64 

The all ­new Triton comes with 2 Years of Free Maintenance and a factory warranty of 3 years or the first 100,000 km. The first 2,000 customers to book and register the all­new Triton will receive a free PETRONAS Gift Card worth RM138 for Dynamic Diesel. Terms and conditions apply.

 

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