The Mitsubishi Triton has received a facelift, but the changes are more than just a new-look face. Here are the specifications and pricing for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton double-cab bakkie.
“The new tough-looking Triton is significantly more competitive and meets the diverse needs of bakkie customers around the world,” says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa. “Mitsubishi Motors is celebrating its 40th year of building bakkies this year. The new Triton features a host of enhancements and refinements making it even more durable and reliable for commercial users and giving leisure users the comfort and ride they desire.”
The new-look Mitsubishi Triton adopts the new Dynamic Shield language seen on other Mitsubishi products. Not only does it look fresh and modern, but its quite imposing. Under the skin, there's an enhanced 4x4 system, updated active safety and driver assistance, while the 5-speed automatic transmission has been replaced by a 6-speed unit.
Inside, the cabin has received some tweaks and updates. Features on the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton include:
- Tilt and Telescopic Adjustable Steering Column
- Multi-function Leather Steering Wheel with Audio and Cruise Control
- Bluetooth with Hands-free Voice Control
- Touch-screen Radio/CD and MP3 Player
- Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (Optional)
- Dual-zone Automatic Air-conditioning
- Electric Windows
- USB and Accessory Sockets
- Leather Seats
- Electrically Adjustable Driver Seat
- Chromatic Rear-View Mirror
In terms of safety features, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton boasts the following:
- RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body Construction
- 7 Airbags
- Side-impact Protection Bars
- Collapsible Steering Column
- ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
- ASTC (Active Stability and Traction Control)
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
- BAS (Brake Assist System)
- HSA (Hill Start Assist System)
- DRL (Daytime Running Lights)
- Speed-sensing Auto Door Lock
- Rear View Camera
- Keyless Operating System
- High-mounted Rear Stop Lamp (Tailgate)
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has received numerous mechanical changes. Braking performance and feel have improved thanks to the addition of larger front discs and calliper pistons. The ride has been improved by the addition of larger rear dampers which contain more damping oil.
The engine has been carried over from the outgoing model. It's the proven 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel motor. With 133 kW and 430 Nm, it's claimed to consume 7.5 L/100 km (7.6 L/100 km for the 6-speed auto).
In terms of offroad capability, the Triton features the Super Select II 4WD System, Electronic Off-road Assistance, Hill Descent Control, Rear Diff Lock and has a 3 100 kg tow rating. There's a ground clearance of 220 mm, 28º Approach Angle, 23º Departure Angle and a 25º Ramp Breakover Angle.
The new Super Select II 4WD system is used with an Off-road Mode available on the automatic transmission derivatives. The off-road mode has GRAVEL, MUD/SNOW, SAND and ROCK (in 4LLc only) settings for improved traction on different road surfaces. The 4H drive mode distributes torque in a 40:60 ratio between the front and rear wheels via a Torsen limited-slip device for safer on-road driving in slippery conditions such as gravel and wet roads. 4HLc (4WD High range with CD locked) distributes torque equally between the front and rear wheels for improved traction on sand, dirt and snow. 4LLc (4WD Low range with CD locked) provides greater torque for extreme off-road conditions.
Mitsubishi Triton Price in South Africa (April 2019)
The new Triton has manufacturer’s warranty of 3 years or 100 000km and a 5-year / 90 000 km service plan and a 5-year / unlimited mileage roadside assistance. Service intervals are every 10 000 km.
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