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Drivetrain: 2.4 -litre MIVEC turbo diesel 16
valve four with variable geometry
turbocharger, six-speed manual or five-
speed automatic, two-wheel-drive or
selectable high/low all-wheel-drive.
Outputs: Maximum 135kW at 3500rpm,
437Nm at 2500rpm, 7.0-7 .6L/100km,
Chassis: Front wishbones with coil
springs, Sport (GLX-R and GLS) or Heavy
Duty (GLX) rear leaf springs. Power-
assisted rack and pinion steering. 16 to 17
inch wheels, alloy on top models.
Safety: Front, side, curtain and driver’s
knee airbags, ABS, EBD, ASC, and ATC, plus
trailer stability assist, and hill start assist.
Reverse camera on wellside models. 5 -star
Connectivity and media: AM/FM CD,
MP3, USB port, Six-inch touch-screen on
double-cab GLX, GLS and GLX-R .
Dimensions: L 5280mm, W 1785-1815mm,
H 1765-1780mm, W/base 3000mm, F/track
1520mm, R/track 1515mm, Weight 1555 to
1940kg, Braked towing 3000-3100kg,
unbraked 750kg, Fuel 75L.
Pricing: Unchanged from previous model:
2WD manual GLX Single Cab Chassis
$34,790, 4WD adds $9,400. 2WD GLX-R
Double Cab $45,150, auto adds $2000.
4WD GLX Club Cab chassis manual,
$45,190, Double Cab adds $1300. 4WD GLX
Double Cab manual wellside $51,990, auto
adds $2000. 4WD GLS Double Cab
wellside manual $57,490, auto adds
HOT: Sharp new looks, new refinement
levels, flexible engine, nimbler chassis on
road with no off-road compromise, extra
cabin and tray space, well-shaped seats.
NOT: No wellside Single or Club Cab, or
VERDICT: With its new talent and features,
bit to mention improved styling, Triton will
be an easy upgrade with unchanged
pricing and accessory listings.
Cabin improvements: As
well as using car-like
reshaped seating means
the Triton offers good
support and comfort as
Bigger in the
terms of the
It was expected that the Triton
would grope and grovel easily
through everything from the
beach gravel, to stream gullies
and rock-slabbery we found
within half and hour of
Wellington’s CBD, after all, it has
been the Triton name’s stock in
trade for 20 years.
What this driver didn’t expect
were the high levels of refinement
on the motorway and the nimble,
Chassis rigidity, suspension
compliance, changes to the door
seals, engine insulation pads/
mounting rubbers and the use of a
greater amount ot high-strength
steel body parts than before help
to give the new Triton its
implacable feel on various
surfaces. It neither judders over
holes and ridges nor transfers
bump rebound into cornering
disturbance and we’d say its flat,
predicTable cornering is one of
the best in the segment.
Well-weighted, the power
steering is meaty and
communicative, but transfers
little kick-back off road, just
enough feedback to let you know
what’s going on without the
wheelrim flailing dangerously
through your thumbs.
With front, side and curtain
airbags and an extra bag for the
driver’s knees, the Triton scores
well for safety, and with ABS,
EBD, ASC, and ATC, plus that
trailer stability assist taking care
of active safety the Triton
outpoints some passenger cars.
Every Triton is priced
identically to the previous model,
despite better performance,
greater economy, improved
emissions, increased equipment,
safety, passenger space and load
The most impressive change in
the new truck is that it can
perform like a workaday ute all
day and yet drive home with the
refinement of a modern sedan.
Mitsubishi says it wants to
increase sales to double last year’s
or a total of 2500 for the year. With
highest figures for torque-to-
weight ratio, lowest for fuel
economy, the segment’s tightest
turning circle and what its maker
says is ‘‘class-leading interior
comfort, legroom and ride
quality’’ – all with a 10-year
warranty, it might just do it.
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