Mitsubishi has launched its 2016 Triton range in both two- and four-wheel drive, priced from $24,490 plus on-road costs.
The 2016 Triton carves out new niche for light commercial vehicles, blending Triton’s traditional work truck durability and reliability with new, car-like attributes of ride comfort, nimble manoeuvrability, advanced pedestrian and occupant safety and cabin quietness and refinement.
The 5-star ANCAP safety rated new-generation Triton features an all-new model range, extending from the tradie-friendly GLX, which targets the traditional LCV buyer looking for a traditional and high-value working vehicle, followed by the mid-range GLS and top-spec Exceed, which are equipped with more technology, luxury and convenience features.
GLS comes standard with key features, including reversing camera, new-generation Super Select 4WD II system, 17-inch alloy wheels, HID headlights, LED Daylight Running Lamps, front fog lamps, side steps, sports bar, leather trim steering wheel and gear shift, dual zone air conditioning and display audio system with 6.1-inch colour touch screen, AM/FM radio, CD player.
Triton’s new flagship model is Exceed and offers a full array of standard equipment. Highlights include automatic transmission with racing-style steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, electronic diff lock, One Touch start with smart key, dusk sensing headlights, rain-sensing automatic intermittent wipers, 4-way adjustable electronic driver’s seat, premium audio system with 7-inch colour touch screen, CD player, SD card and satellite navigation.
Bluetooth hands-free with voice control and audio streaming is available as a standard feature on all Triton models.
Mitsubishi claims it has developed its most comfortable and family-friendly light commercial yet, without diluting Triton’s core strengths of toughness and reliability. Passenger car comfort and quietness were prioritised in the new vehicle’s development and reflected in Triton’s comprehensive NVH package and plush new interior and seats.
In a Triton first, cabin functionality is further improved with tilt and telescopic steering standard across the range, enabling drivers to find their optimum seating position.
The new Triton is also packed with technology features and introduces Hill Start Assist, Trailer Stability Assist, adjustable speed limiter, multi-information monitor and Emergency Stop Signal function to all models.
Meanwhile, Mitsubishi’s new generation Super Select four-wheel drive II, HID headlights, LED Daytime Running Lamps, full colour touch screen, four-wheel drive selector dial, dual zone climate control air-conditioning and reversing camera are standard fitment on GLS and Exceed.
Available in three different body styles, Double Cab, Club Cab and Single Cab, the new Triton retains a 3-metre wheelbase and class-leading 11.8 metre turning circle. This, coupled with a faster steering rack, ensures Triton can be manoeuvred with low steering effort, making it significantly more enjoyable and easy to drive, park and negotiate tight spaces than other light commercials.
Mitsubishi’s iconic J Line feature is again employed across Triton Double Cab models. This clever packaging strategy enables class-leading manoeuvrability without compromise to cabin or load space. In fact, Triton’s interior length and shoulder room has been increased while maintaining Triton’s wheelbase and turning circle.
The benefits of this mass-efficient design are nimble performance and better fuel economy, which is claimed to be up to 20 per cent improved on some models.
At the heart of the 2016 Triton is a new 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo-diesel engine, which has more power and torque than the engine it replaces. Peak power is increased to 133kW at 3,500 rpm, while torque is boosted to 430Nm at 2,500 rpm across both manual and automatic transmission models.
The new engine is matched to a new 6-speed manual transmission or optional 5-speed auto with Sport Mode.
All Triton GLX models are equipped with the Easy Select 4WD system, which is operated via the new four-wheel drive selector dial. Easy Select 4WD allows the driver to switch between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive on the move.
The system has three operating modes – 2H, 4H and 4L – and the driver can change between 2H and 4H at speeds under 100km/h. The 2016 Triton introduces lower gearing in the sub-transmission to improve its all-terrain performance in 4L mode.
The new Triton is claimed to have the best in class approach angle of 30 degrees and departure angle of 22 degrees.
Meanwhile, GLS and Exceed models are fitted with Mitsubishi’s new generation Super Select 4WD II system, which offers four driving modes including locked 4WD mode.
Key benefits include better fuel economy and quietness in 2WD mode and Triton’s 40/60 front/rear torque distribution in full time 4WD mode for superior cornering stability.
Exceed also gains an electronic rear diff lock feature as standard.
The new Triton has an official maximum braked towing capacity of 3.1 tonne (4×4 Double Cab models) and has been specifically tested and tuned in Australia to offer better balanced towing performance.
Triton also strikes a practical balance between towing capacity and vehicle payload so that even when towing at the maximum weight capacity, 2016 Triton retains a functional and usable payload.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the 2016 Triton redefines the traditional ute concept in the Australian market.
“Mitsubishi’s fifth-generation Triton has made significant advances in every area and represents a big leap forward in the light commercial segment,” he said.
“New Triton is more refined and car-like, and still retains the trademark strength, durability and reliability that Triton has built its reputation on in Australia.
“The new Triton offers an impressive level of driver and passenger comfort across all models and boasts new engine technology that delivers more torque, more power and uses up to 20 per cent less fuel.
“With ride comfort and performance tuning developed specifically for the Australian market, and five star ANCAP safety rating, the new 2016 Triton is Mitsubishi’s best light commercial offering to date.”
MMAL will offer a Triton GLX Single Cab 2WD with optional 94kW 2.4-litre 4-cylinder multi-point fuel injection petrol engine and five-speed manual transmission approximately six months after the May launch of 2016 Triton diesel models.
The new Mitsubishi Triton is manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh) at its Laem Chabang production facility. It will be sold in more than 150 markets across ASEAN, Oceania, Middle East, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
|FE (L/100km)||Improved||CO2 (g/km)||Improved|
|GLX||Single Cab Chassis||7.0||7.3||M/T 15%||185||193||M/T 14%|
|GLX||Double Cab Pick Up||–||7.5||20%||–||197||19.5%|
|GLX||Single Cab Chassis||7.1||–||11%||188||–||11%|
|GLX||Club Cab Chassis||7.2||–||11%||191||–||11%|
|GLX||Double Cab Pick Up||7.2||7.6||M/T 11% A/T 18%||191||201||M/T 11%
|GLS||Double Cab Pick Up||7.2||7.6||21%||191||201||20.5%|
|Exceed||Double Cab Pick Up||–||7.6||21%||–||201||20.5%|
*Italics indicate new feature
Triton GLX (4 x 2 Single Cab, Double Cab)
- 2.4-litre MIVEC diesel engine
- Emissions Standard: Euro 5
- Transmission: 6MT
- Transmission: 5AT optional (dependent on model)
- 16×6” steel wheels with 205R16C tyres (Single Cab)
- 16×7” steel wheels with 245/70R16 tyres and overfenders (Double Cab)
- Heavy duty suspension
- Halogen headlamps
- Chrome grille
- A-Pillar assist grip (LH + RH)
- Tilt and telescopic Steering Column
- Cruise control with steering wheel controls
- Hands free Bluetooth with voice command and steering wheel controls
- Combination meter: light through type (amber illumination)
- Audio system with AM/FM radio/CD player
- USB port
- Twin LCD trip meter
- Multi Information Monitor – average fuel consumption, driving distance
- Adjustable speed limiter
- 7 airbags (driver & passenger, side and curtain, driver knee)
- ABS/EBD/ASC/brake over-ride system
- Hill Start Assist system
- Trailer Stability Assist system
- Emergency Stop Signal function
- [Optional 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 5-speed manual transmission available late 2015]
Triton GLX (4×4 Single Cab, Double Cab)
As above, plus:
- Easy Select 4WD system
- Electronic control transfer shift dial
- 16×7” steel wheels with 245/70R16 tyres and overfenders
Triton GLX (4×4 Club Cab)
As above, plus:
- Side steps
- 4-door body with clamshell style doors
Triton GLS (4×4 Double Cab)
As above, plus:
- Super Select II 4WD
- 17×7.5” alloy wheels
- 245/65R17 111S tyres
- Front bumper under garnish: painted
- High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
- Front fog lamps
- Side steps
- Rear step bumper
- Sports bar
- Rear view camera
- Chrome automatic electric folding door mirrors with side turn lamp
- 3-spoke leather steering wheel
- Leather transmission shift knob
- Piano black and silver trim panel highlights
- Combination meter with white illumination
- Sports trim interior fabric
- Fabric door trim insert panel
- Needle punch carpet with heel pad
- Outside temperature indicator
- Dual zone full auto climate control air-conditioning
- Display audio with 6.1″ colour touch screen, AM/FM radio/CD player
- DAB (digital audio broadcast) radio
- 6-speaker audio, including two tweeters
Triton Exceed (4×4 Double Cab)
As above, plus:
- Transmission Paddle Shift
- Diff Lock
- Leather look door trim insert panel
- Smart key
- One Touch Start
- Dusk sensing headlamps
- Rain sensing auto intermittent wipers
- Leather seats
- Driver power seat
- Mitsubishi Multi Communication System featuring 7″ touch screen display with DAB, 3D navigation mapping and SD Card input
PRICING BY MODEL
|2016 Triton Recommended Retail Pricing||Diesel||MT||AT|
|GLX||Single Cab Chassis||P||$24,490||$26,990|
|GLX||Double Cab Pick Up||P||–||$35,990|
|GLX||Single Cab Chassis||P||$32,490||–|
|GLX||Club Cab Chassis||P||$35,290||–|
|GLX||Double Cab Pick Up||P||$36,990||$39,490|
|GLS||Double Cab Pick Up||P||$40,990||$43,490|
|Exceed||Double Cab Pick Up||P||–||$47,490|
Revised exterior colour range with three colours exclusive to Triton:
Black pearl *
Sterling Silver metallic*^
Titanium Grey metallic*
Impulse Blue metallic*
Earth Green metallic*
*Metallic and pearl finishes available at $550 recommended retail
^ GLX only available in White and Sterling Silver metallic exterior paint colours, all colours are available on GLS and Exceed models.