Brian Joss – The new muscular-styled Triton makes its South African l debut less than six months after the world launch.
Celebrating four decades with 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.”
Some of the most striking new exterior features of the new Triton giving it a new appearance include the new face which incorporates the new-generation “Dynamic Shield” front design concept. The high hood line and beefier-looking headlights located higher up give the new model a more powerful and imposing frontal appearance.
It is available in fashionable colours: . Sunflare Orange, Diamond White Metallic and Graphite Grey Metallic, adding more appeal to the range.
The latest version of the descendent of the mighty Dakar conqueror that has earned a reputation as an unbreakable, tough, durable and reliable 4×4 over the years, has also received a major upgrade to the luxury and comfort of the cabin.
The restyled inside of the new Triton expresses a modern and robust feeling with new frame surroundings for the switch panel and air outlets. A high-quality look is created by soft pad materials and stitching on the floor console, armrests and parking brake.
Other interior elements making it significantly more competitive include an enhanced 4WD system boasting electronic Off-road Assistance mode that delivers improved off-road performance, and the latest in active safety and driver assistance systems.
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 latest version of the Triton changes to a 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.
Replacing the previous 5-speed automatic, the new 6-speed automatic transmission allows smoother, more powerful acceleration and improved refinement.
“One of the outstanding features of the new 6-speed Automatic Transmission is its quiet and smooth operation in all modes. The manual versions retain the proven 6-speed manual transmission,” adds Campbell.
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 latest version 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.
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