NEW BAKKIE ALERT! Mitsubishi's new Triton is finally available in South Africa. Image: QuickPic
Cape Town - Mitsubishi South Africa welcomes the introduction of the completely redesigned Mitsubishi Triton. The automaker says that the 2017 model, the fifth in the Colt/Triton lineage, is “the most advanced pick-up” it has ever developed.
In SA, the range will be premiered by the Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x4 automatic double cab.
Range and pricing
The new Triton range is introduced with a five-year or 90 000km service plan and three-year or 100 000km manufacturer’s warranty.
• Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x2 (man) - R479 900
• Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x2 (auto) - R499 900
• Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x4 (man) - R539 900
• Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Di-D 4x4 (auto) - R559 900
Mitsubishi says the Triton’s 2.4 MIVEC engine features an all-aluminium cylinder block construction and weighs 30kg less than the previous unit. Power delivery is rated at 133kW/430Nm the latter available from 2500rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.6-litres/100km in a combined cycle.
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The new 2.4 MIVEC turbo-diesel delivers power to the rear (2H), or all wheels (4H if 4x4) through the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox, or a five-speed automatic transmission.
All 4x4 double-cab models offer 215mm ground clearance, an approach angle of 28 degrees and a departure angle of 22 degrees. The break-over angle is 25 degrees.
Range-specific features on the new model include an intuitive touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and USB audio input, as well as the keyless push-button stop/start system. Mitsubishi says the new dashboard has easy-to-clean surfaces.
Standard features also include cruise control, dual-zone auto air-conditioning, a reverse camera, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and leather upholstery.
A range of safety systems are available on the Triton. On the double-cab versions, Mitsubishi says its engineers have added its proprietary ASTC (active stability and traction control) system, which modulates both braking and engine power to maintain the chosen driving line in slippery conditions. The range comes standard with ABS and EBD, as well as hill start assist (HSA).