| 19/11/2014 | 0 Comments

Mitsubishi unveiled the all-new Triton one-ton pickup truck – one of its long-time global best-sellers – in Thailand yesterday. The all-new Triton gets its full redesign in nine years and marks the fifth-generation model.

Mitsubishi_Triton_1Mitsubishi Motors launched its first pickup truck in 1978. In the 36 years covering the first-generation Forte to the fourth-generation Triton/L200 models, Mitsubishi’s pickup trucks have gained a strong user base worldwide, selling over four million units. Pickup truck manufacturing focused on Thailand from the third-generation model and it is produced at Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co. Ltd.’s Laem Chabang Plant. The all-new Triton will be launched sequentially in ASEAN, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Latin America, eventually exporting it to some 150 countries.

The all-new Triton was been developed to be the “Ultimate Sport Utility Truck”, combining the muscular, sleek and dynamic styling with generous interior space, ample payload capacity, and class-leading handling.

Mitsubishi_Triton_3High level of safety performance is achieved through its durable and sturdy chassis and frame structures along with MMC’s own RISE impact safety body. The new Triton also delivers quietness and ride comfort on a par with a passenger car thanks to a new diesel engine, optimization of the suspension, strategic placement of sound insulation, absorption and vibration damping materials.

Mitsubishi_Triton_6The new Triton is available in three cab variants to meet different applications: Single Cab, Double Cab and Club Cab, with a three-engine lineup. A new 2.4-liter MIVEC turbo diesel, that is rated at 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque, provides environmental and motive performance among the best in its class joins improved versions of the well-proven 2.5-liter turbo diesel (128 PS with 240 Nm or 178 PS with 400 Nm of torque), and 2.4-liter gasoline engines (128 PS and 194 Nm) used to power its predecessor.

Mitsubishi_Triton_2The diesel engine can be mated to a choice of a newly developed 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode. The pickup truck retains the Easy Select 4WD system, which offers three modes ‒ 2H, 4H and 4L ‒ to deliver the optimum traction for different road surfaces. In addition to the normal ride height, two-wheel drive models are also offered in a High Rider with a ground clearance that gives improved all-terrain performance on a level with four-wheel drive models.

Mitsubishi_Triton_4The interior offers a comfortable and reassuring space. Taking the center panel as its locus the symmetrical design of the front compartment gives a sense of continuity from the door trim to the floor console. The cabin uses a black/grey two-tone interior color scheme and chrome-like finish for the center panel, shifter panel, power window switch panel and the drive mode dial on four-wheel drive models. This dial uses a striking design that gives it an iconic presence as the centerpiece in the interior while using a diameter and height that give it optimum functionality in terms of ease of grip and operability.

Mitsubishi_Triton_9Available on the GLS trim level, the Mitsubishi Multi Entertainment System (MMES) features a high-resolution, high-precision 7-inch display and SD memory card in-car navigation. It also offers improved search capabilities allowing the driver to enter keywords associated with his/her destination, in the same way as using a search engine on the internet. MMES also provides audio functions including radio, CD/DVD player and SD card music player. Using Bluetooth music players and mobile phones can also be operated using remote controls on the steering wheel. MMES also displays an image from the rear-view camera on the navigation screen when the shift lever is moved to R. With overlay lines indicating the width of the vehicle and approximate distance to any obstacle behind the vehicle, this function improves convenience when parking or reversing in tight spaces.

Mitsubishi_Triton_5The MMES-equipped GLS comfort trim level uses a dual-zone air conditioner. The control panel uses the MMES’ display. Non-MMES GLS models are fitted with automatic air conditioning while the GLX well-equipped trim level and GL basic trim level use manual air conditioning.

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