New Mitsubishi Triton revealed
Mitsubishi’s new-generation 2015 Triton ute has made its international debut at a launch in Thailand, where it will be built.
Mitsubishi says the new Triton will be more efficient, offer high levels of safety, and raise the bar for passenger car-like driving performance, while retaining the durability and reliability it’s become renowned for.
Power comes from a new all-aluminium 2.4-litre Mivec variable-geometry turbo-diesel, with a massive 20 percent improvement in fuel economy, expected to be best in class., and paired to a new six-speed manual transmission or optional five-speed auto.
The new Triton’s bold, athletic design is outstandingly aerodynamic for a utility, contributing to fuel efficiency and quiet performance.
Interior space and load capacity are further improved, while a focus on sound insulation, absorption and vibration damping contributes significantly to cabin quietness.
The new Triton is designed to be as easy to manoeuvre as a passenger car, with a turning circle of 11.8m.
“This very sharp new Triton will perform the dual role of work truck and family car better than ever,” said Mitsubishi Motors sales and marketing head Daniel Cook.
“Whether as a tough-as-nails, dollar-earning business asset or a comfy, sporty, family adventure vehicle, Triton already enjoys a massive New Zealand reputation with businesses and private owners alike.
“Now there’s a significant leap forward in passenger comfort, manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency, while delivering even more of the toughness, reliability and safe offroad performance that have made Triton such a success.”
The new Triton will launch in New Zealand during Q2 2015. No detail is yet available on the New Zealand model range.