New Mitsubishi Triton toughens up
Celebrating four decades with a tough new look and a host of enhanced exterior and interior features, the 2019 Triton also has an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission.
“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.”
Although most of the changes are “under the skin”, the new Triton will be immediately recognisable thanks to its bold and tough-looking new face.
Apart from the new transmission, the new 2019 Triton also boasts more powerful styling that incorporates the latest iteration of the Dynamic Shield front design concept; an enhanced 4WD system that delivers improved off-road performance, and the latest in active safety and driver assistance systems.
On occasion of the world premiere, Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko stated: “The new Triton 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 Triton will meet the diverse needs and wishes of our customers around the world.”
The Triton combines Mitsubishi’s powerful tried and tested 2.4L MIVEC Turbo Diesel Engine with the all-new 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Intelligent Shift Control, delivering the optimum balance of engine power, fuel economy and interior quietness with smooth acceleration at low engine revolutions. A 6-speed Manual Transmission is available as well.
The new Triton 4WD models are fitted with Mitsubishi’s latest Super-Select II 4WD, which delivers optimum traction and handling characteristics for any given surface, delivering improved off-road performance.
- “The new Triton is engineered to be tough and looks the part,” says Campbell. “We are confident that the upgraded version will build on the popularity of the original Triton and the 40 years of development of this iconic pick-up.”
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