New Mitsubishi Triton gets safety and warranty enhancementsPOSTED BY Jason Tan ON 10 April 2017
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has officially introduced the updated 2017 Triton, which comes with enhanced safety and warranty packages, alongside a few additions on premium features.
The 2017 Triton recently scored the maximum rating of five stars in the ASEAN NCAP crash test (VGT Adventure and VGT Adventure X only). This is achieved due to the seven SRS airbags, which consists of front, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags.
On top of that, all VGT variants – VGT, VGT Adventure and VGT Adventure X – will now be equipped with a host of active safety features including ASTC (Active Stability & Traction Control), hill start assist, Trailer Sway Control and speed-sensing automatic door locks.
The new Triton comes with a 200,000km or five-year warranty, which is claimed to be the only warranty package of its kind to be offered for a pickup with up to a 2.4-litre capacity engine.
The updated Triton can be distinguished from the previous model year by its new exterior elements which include a dark chrome grille (matte finish on the Adventure X), new side step design and automatic Bi-Xenon HID headlights with integrated LED DRLs (VGT only). Unique to the range-topping Adventure X are 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and a front bumper shield extender.
On the inside, the new Triton features a four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel which replaces the previous three-spoke design. The new steering wheel is also wired with some key cabin controls on it.
Besides that, the pickup truck gets Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and a stylish new instrument cluster. The VGT Adventure and VGT Adventure X are further fitted with eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, leather seats all round and a reverse camera.
As before, the fully-imported (CBU) Triton is propelled by the company’s 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engines with Variable Valve Timing technology. Paired with VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo), the engine produces a whopping 179hp and 430Nm of torque, boasting over 15% better fuel efficiency (claimed) compared to the previous 2.5-litre engine.
Transmission options include a five-speed automatic with manual mode and a new six-speed manual for the VGT MT variants. The company’s renown 4WD system is retained, which is controllable through the Easy Select knob with shift-on-the-fly function.
Depending on the variants, the new Triton comes in Impulse Blue, Titanium Grey, Earth Green, Sterling Silver and Pearl White. The truck’s price ranges from RM77,390 for the Quest MT 4×2 variant to RM130,900 for the range-topping VGT Adventure X. All variants have had price increments of around RM2,730 to RM3,700, except for the base Questmodel which remains unchanged.