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2018-03-27 10:30

Mitsubishi Motors has unveiled a 'tough-looking' Triton Xtreme Limited Edition.

 • Two-tone body kit with bold orange and black exterior design cues 
 • Matching two-tone orange and black leather seats
 • New grille design which includes a honeycomb mesh and black mouldings
 • New black powder-coated diamond-cut 17” alloy wheels, a stylish sports bar with an integrated tailgate spoiler and black mouldings highlighted in the side steps, door mirrors, door handles and bumper designs to complete the sporty exterior design
 • Increased safety features with 7 airbags and Isofix child seat anchors standard 
 • Heavy-weight towing capacity of 3.1 tons 
 • Turbo-diesel engine coupled to 5-speed automatic 
 • Super Select II 4WD 
 • 6.5” touch-screen radio system compatible to play DVDs, MP3 files and Bluetooth-streaming 
 • Priced at R559 995 – the same retail price as the range-topper of the standard Triton double-cab bakkie range

Cape Town – Mitsubishi has launched a striking new Triton Athlete Special Edition based on the Triton double-cab 4x4 automatic bakkie.

Fully imported to South Africa, the Athlete boasts increased safety and specification levels, which includes 7 airbags, Isofix child seat anchors and a 3.1 ton towing capacity to tow any lifestyle equipment.

The sporty body styling kit and matching interior seat trimmings as well as the increased safety and specification levels do not come at a premium; the special edition has the same retail price of the standard Triton Double-Cab 4x4 automatic derivative.

New design elements

The prominent new Triton Athlete with its bold orange and black highlights and exterior design cues with matching interior trimmings, caters for individuals and families who live life to the extreme, participating in adventure and sporty lifestyle activities such as surfing, mountain biking, paragliding, show jumping and even motocross or off-road motorcycling.

The new Triton Athlete comes in two colours ­– white and grey – and is distinguished by its orange and black exterior and interior design cues that further enhance the sporty design of Triton’s new flagship double-cab bakkie.

However, the new lifestyle-orientated Triton Athlete does not only look sportier and more athletic than its double-cab siblings, but also offers an upgraded towing capacity of 3.1 tons as well as increased safety features such as 7 airbags and Isofix child seat anchors.

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Athletic design

Unique to the Athlete model are its bold and eye-catching orange highlights and black mouldings which include a new front bumper garnish, new black grille with honeycomb mesh and new front and rear black bumpers and wheel arches.

New black powder-coated diamond-cut 17" alloy wheels, a stylish sports bar and an integrated tailgate spoiler, dark-grey and orange decals with black highlights found on the side steps, door mirrors, door releases, rear bumper and new tailgate complete the stylish exterior design that gives this vehicle an even more athletic appearance than its siblings.


The cabin boasts two-tone black leather seats with orange inserts. The orange theme is continued with "Athlete" embroidery matching the orange stitching found on the black leather seats, steering wheel, gear lever, door panels and the centre console.

The Athlete is based on the international Triton Adventure X-development, which includes Bi-xenon HID headlamps, daytime running lights (DRLs), multifunction steering wheel, shift paddles for the 5-speed automatic transmission, an upgraded instrument display, a smart-key system with engine starter button and automatic dual-zone aircon.


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It’s powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC VGT turbo-diesel producing 133kW/430Nm, mated to a five-speed automatic.

The new bakkie  has a towing capacity of up to 3.1 tons. Excellent axle reticulation, renowned Super-Select II four-wheel drive system and class-leading approach angle of 28°, departure angle of 22° and break-over angle of 25° make the Triton Athlete a mean off-road competitor as well.

Distinguishing features and safety

Over-and-above the standard features found on the standard Triton 4x4 such as ABS with EBD, Brake Assist (BA), Active Stability and Traction Control (ASTC), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and Super Select 4WD-II 4WD system, the Athlete also boasts new additional features and benefits. 

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These are:
 • 3.1 ton towing capacity catering for those drivers who are towing heavy trailers, boats, horseboxes etc.
 • 7 Airbags(Dual Front Airbags, Side Airbags, Driver's Knee Airbag and Curtain Airbag)
 • Isofix child seat anchor system for increased safety for babies and toddlers
 • Black powder-coated diamond-cut 17” alloy wheels rounding off the sporty design
 • Orange stickers and black mouldings on the front grille, bumper and wheel arches, as well as 4x4 Super Select II stickers highlighting this unique four-wheel drive system
 • Unique exterior design cues with sporty two-tone body kit and matching orange and black interior trimmings giving the vehicle a trendy and more athletic appearance
 • Tonneau or armadillo load box covers as well as a range of manufacturer’s approved accessories are available from dealers.


The Triton Athlete is launched at R559 995, a special launch price which is the same as the listed retail price of the standard Triton 4x4 Double-Cab A/T. The new Triton Athlete comes standard with a 3-year or 100 000 km manufacturer’s warranty and a 5-year or 90 000 km service plan. Service intervals are every 10 000km.

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