Tough, reliable and drives like a sedan: The Mitsubishi Triton is the perfect pickup for those who like to work hard, play hard. Built like a true workhorse, the Triton promises better fuel economy, a comfortable and quiet cabin and car-like manoeuvrability. With over three decades of reliability, this pickup still meets the changing needs of Australian drivers. Want to find out why? Read on:
A quiet beast of an engine
Powering this workhorse is Mitsubishi’s 2.4-litre DOHC MIVEC turbo diesel engine, a 16-valve common rail intercooled engine made from lightweight materials. With a compression ratio of 15:5:1, this aluminium engine is efficient and quieter compared to its competitors. Producing 133 kilowatts of power at 3,5000rpm, it delivers more power while increasing fuel efficiency. Thanks to its torque at 430 Nanometres at 2,500rpm, carrying or towing loads is an easy feat for the Triton. Its beast of an engine will get any job done right.
Cutting-edge Easy Select 4WD
Mitsubishi will always be synonymous with cutting-edge Easy Select four-wheel-drive, with the Triton featuring four driving modes:
- 2H – two-wheel-drive for normal driving conditions.
- 4H – four-wheel-drive or full-time 4WD for rough and hazardous road conditions.
- 4LLC (Low range 4WD) – used when driving on sand, ascending steep hills, etc.
- 4HLC (High range 4WD) – used when driving through low-grip surfaces and rugged terrains.
Drivers can easily select one of these 4WD options to match the road conditions they are currently driving. However, driving speed must be below 100 kilometres per hours to switch between driving modes.
Even heavy loads become light ones
Loads are not a burden for this reliable workhorse. The Triton’s spacious cargo bed can hold everything you need for work or play, with added inner hooks to help keep cargo in place. A single handle ensures the pickup’s rear gate is always locked. Mitsubishi’s engineers also added extra reinforcement on its cargo bed to ensure durability. In addition, the Triton has up to 3.1 tonnes of brake towing capacity and an 11.8-metre turning circle, making it an ideal vehicle for jobsites or farms.
Modern interiors for the modern workhorse
Mitsubishi’s designers did not skimp on comfort in the Triton. A modern workhorse deserves a modern interior. Double cab Tritons feature bigger head and shoulder space for the driver and front passenger. Legroom was also increased for its rear passengers to provide comfort. Drivers will also benefit from its telescopic and tilt steering to find a comfortable driving position. The car also has a multi-information display to show average fuel consumption, driving distance and outside temperature. Audio and cruise controls built into the Triton’s steering wheel are standard in the range as well.
Built tough and rated with 5-stars for safety by ANCAP
A sturdy design and hardwearing construction is not enough for a pickup – it should also be safe on the road. Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Active Traction Control and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution are some of the Triton’s safety features, subsequently awarded with 5-stars for safety by ANCAP.
The Triton is a powerful workhorse with passenger car handling. It is the perfect pickup for the modern man (or woman!). Looking for Mitsubishi vehicles in Brisbane? Check out Bartons Mitsubishi for the best selection of pickups and passenger cars.