Meet the facelifted Mitsubishi Triton!
Mitsubishi's Triton is a hard-to-fault double-cab bakkie offering. It combines great capability with a refined powertrain. The current Triton made landfall back in January 2017 and now a facelifted version has been revealed in Bangkok, Thailand, where it's produced at Mitsubishi's Laem Chabang Plant. It will go on sale in Thailand in November 2018 and will then eventually be rolled out to 150 countries worldwide in the months ahead, including South Africa. You can expect to see the latest Triton arrive in South Africa in March or April 2019.
Mitsubishi Motors CEO, Osamu Masuko, stated: “The new Mitsubishi L200 is one of our most important global strategic models. Its success will accelerate the momentum of the company’s sustainable growth. The new model brings enhancements to the durability, reliability and comfort developed over the 40 years since the introduction of the series. I am fully confident the new Mitsubishi L200 will meet the diverse needs and wishes of our customers around the world.”
A revised interior with a host of feature updates will make the Triton more competitive in the double-cab bakkie market.
The new Mitsubishi Triton double-cab bakkie looks fresh and modern and is unmistakably a Mitsubishi product. This facelifted Triton features a bolder face and an enhanced Super-Select 4WD system that improves traction and handling on all surfaces. An Easy-Select 4WD system is also offered which makes it easy switch between modes depending on the terrain. Both systems make use of a new Off-Road mode offering settings for Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand and Rock. Hill Descent Control will also help the driver to safely navigate steep or slippery descents.
Mitsubishi has also beefed up the Triton's safety with driver assistance systems such as Forward Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System and a Multi Around Monitor with parking sensors. Mitsubishi has also improved ride comfort with larger rear dampers and the latest Triton's braking performance has been improved with larger front discs and callipers.
The interior has been updated too to reflect a more modern design and now features soft-touch materials and stitching on the floor console, armrests and parking brake.
The Triton will be powered by the familiar 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine with 133 kW and 430 Nm of torque but will now make use of a 6-speed automatic transmission which replaces the previous 5-speed automatic shifter.
We will keep you updated as soon as local pricing and specification details become available.