More power for Triton
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.