Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Arrives to Take on the Hilux Rogue
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has introduced the new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, the new flagship variant of the Triton which will be replacing the outgoing Triton Adventure X.
Available in three colours – Sun Flare Orange Pearl, White Diamond, as well as Jet Black Mica, the Triton Athlete is accentuated by a gloss black front under garnish and ‘Dynamic Shield’ front design concept incorporating a glossy black radiator grille and sporty ‘Athlete’ graphic design side stripe sticker.
The Triton’s tougher outlook is further complemented by blacked out parts including side mirrors, door handles, aero type window deflectors, 18-inch gloss black rims and side steps.
Moving into the cabin, the Triton Athlete comes with orange-stitching leather wrapped steering, gear knobs and LED illuminated scuff plates. The Triton Athlete also comes with first-in-class rear air circulator.
The Triton Athlete is priced at RM141,500 on-the-road and without insurance for private registration, and comes with a warranty of 5-Years or 200,000km whichever comes first.
The Triton is gaining its popularity as Malaysia’s favourite pick-up truck. The company’s volume seller, recorded a sales performance of 7,598 units for Financial Year 2020 (April 2020- March 2021), which is a 32% increase in sales as compared to Financial Year 2019 (April 2019- March 2020).
The Triton Athlete is powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine, which produces 181 PS max power and 430 Nm max torque with Variable Valve Timing technology.
Safety wise, the Triton Athlete comes with class-leading safety features as standard, such as Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), Auto High Beam (AHB) and 7 SRS airbags.
The Triton Athlete is also equipped with an All Round Monitor (ARM), Driving Video Recorder (DVR) and 7-Inch Touchscreen Audio with Apple Carplay and Android Ready as standard. The ARM, DVR, and infotainment system upgrades are offered by MMM authorized dealers at all Mitsubishi Motors showroom nationwide.
For control, the Triton Athlete is fitted with Super Select 4WD II with off-road mode for optimum traction and handling characteristics in any given terrain. The Triton Athlete also comes with Hill Descent Control where the vehicle speed is electronically controlled while it is in a descent mode.
The Triton Athlete also delivers an impressive turning radius of 5.9m, making parking or turning in the tightest spaces effortless.
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