Mitsubishi South Africa has launched the Triton Xtreme, a hardcore-looking double-cab bakkie aimed at the enthusiasts. Here's how much it costs, plus details on what's new.
The Mitsubishi Triton is a capable double-cab bakkie that also happens to look quite attractive. However, Mitsubishi South Africa has introduced a fully-kitted version that's aimed at owners who want something extreme. It's no coincidence the newcomer is called the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme. Mitsubishi SA says the Triton Xtreme boasts upgrades to the value of R100 000, but the actual price increase over the standard model comes to just R40 000.
Just look at it, it looks ready to take on everything. Available in 4x4 double-cab automatic trim, it's not just a cosmetic upgrade as the 4x4 capabilities have been upgraded as it now features a 28-degree approach angle, 23-degree departure angle and 25-degree break-over angle.
Under the bonnet, the 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine does duty and it produces 133 kW and 430 Nm. The Super Select II 4WD system offers the option of full-time all-wheel drive with high and low range and a centre diff-lock option as well as a selectable two-wheel drive.
The cabin gains Android Auto/Apple CarPlay as well as a sport automatic gearshift knob. The rear tailgate also features the 'Ezydown' hydraulic dampers, making tailgate operation easy. The load box has also been professionally rubberised and there's a tonneau cover.
The exterior of the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme really looks the part. The Xtreme kit comprises a new black bumper with grille, bonnet protector, headlight covers, fender flares, roof rack supports, taillight covers, style bar, A-line Hazard mag wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion All-Terrain tyres as well as a Bosal tow bar.
Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme Price in South Africa (June 2020)
The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme is covered by the original Mitsubishi Motors' Manufacturer's Warranty of 3 years or 100 000km, a 5-year/ 90 000 km Service Plan and a 5-year/unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance. Service intervals are scheduled at every 15 000 km or once a year.
Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme Double Cab 4WD Auto R639 995