New Triton due next year
MITSUBISHI said it will launch the Triton bakkie early next year and promises it will prove worth the wait.
Already available in SA as the Fiat Fastback, the new Triton’s 2.4-litre MIVEC turbocharged common rail diesel engine makes a bit more power.
The Triton SU is equipped with the latest Super Select II four-wheel-drive system and the bench at the back seats three adults.
The updates include Mitsubishi’s latest six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox.
As is the case in the Fullback, the 2,4 petrol is responsive, with a classleading compression ratio of 15.5:1, which is supplemented by a variable geometry turbo charger as well as Mitsubishi’s proprietary engine mapping.
Peak power outperforms similarsized engines with 133 kW at 3 500 rpm and 430 Nm at 2 500 rpm, with more than 350 Nm from 1 500 rpm. This is more than the power from the engines in the Fullback, which in the 2,4-litre petrol makes 97 kW and 202 Nm, while the 2,5-litre turbo diesel makes either 100 kW and 324 Nm in the 4x2 or 131 kW and 400 Nm in the 4x4.
Mitsubishi said the low-end torque is over 25% more when compared to the previous 2,5-litre turbo diesel engine, which was fitted to the outgoing Triton range. Buyers who opt for the 4x4 drivetrain will get to sample the latest version of Mitsubishi’s widely acclaimed Super Select II 4WD system. This state-of-the-art system is unique to Mitsubishi and offers four intelligent driving modes which can be engaged from the electronic drive selector situated inside the cabin.
The Triton SU will arrive in South African dealerships in February 2017.
The new Triton is worth the wait, says Mitsubishi.