More power for Tri­ton

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MIT­SUBISHI plans a sub­stan­tial up­date of its pop­u­lar Tri­ton range next year. A class-lead­ing tur­bod­iesel en­gine gives 4x4 mod­els more per­for­mance and lower fuel con­sump­tion. The 2.5-litre en­gine has per­for­mance peaks of 131kW at 4000 revs and 400Nm at 2000 revs for 11 per cent more power and 17 per cent more torque than the cur­rent 3.2-litre en­gine. Mit­subishi says fuel con­sump­tion has dropped by nine per cent to an av­er­age 8.3 litres for 100km when cou­pled to a man­ual gear­box. With auto trans­mis­sion, torque is down to 350Nm and fuel con­sump­tion to 9.3 litres/ 100 km. Two-wheel drive Tri­tons keep the 2.4-litre petrol and 2.5-litre diesel en­gines. The cur­rent four-speed auto trans­mis­sion will be fit­ted to all diesels ex­cept the GLX-R, which will have an elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled five-speed auto. Mit­subishi has made dy­namic sta­bil­ity and trac­tion con­trol avail­able on all mod­els with the new tur­bod­iesel and passenger side and cur­tain airbags avail­able on all dual-cab utes with the new en­gine. The dual-cabs’ bed is 14 per cent higher.

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