It feels like just yesterday, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) had finally managed to launch the current generation Triton after multiple roadblocks and hold ups following the previous general election. Coming to the end of 2019, MMM has decided to provide minor updates and enhancements for their Triton variants, as well as launch the Triton Quest workhorse variant.
The enhancements are fairly easy to get through, so we’ll address them first. The Triton Adventure X now comes with an All Round Monitor, which is a great aid when it comes to parking in tight spots – especially with a large pickup truck. For those unfamiliar with the term, the All Round Monitor stitches together the views of various external cameras to provide a “birds-eye view” of the car when parking.
In addition to this, the Adventure X variant also gets a Driving Video Recorder – essentially a built in dash-cam – which helps to record any potential incidents on the road, as well as side body stickers and a premium solar and security tint.
One step below, the Triton AT Premium also gets the Driving Video Recorder, as well as leather seats, and a 7-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple Carplay and Android Auto as standard. The rest of the range retains the same specifications that you’ve come to expect from Mitsubishi’s ever popular pickup truck.
Moving on to the Triton Quest, it’s a name that some may be familiar with if you’ve stuck around long enough. The Quest is essentially Mitsubishi’s most basic, workhorse variant of the Triton – but don’t assume that means it is bare bones.
Powering the Quest is a robust 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine, which pushes 110 PS and 200 Nm of torque – not quite the performance of the more lifestyle oriented variants, but you can count on this engine to keep on ticking no matter what punishment you throw at it. The load capacity is a whopping 970 kilograms, inclusive of passengers and cargo, which means it has the largest cargo deck in class.
The turning radius has always been a strong point of the Triton, and in this case it pulls off a turning radius of just 5.7 metres. It’s also only available in the 4x2 variant with a 5-speed manual, but for workhorse duties and as a low rider you don’t expect to need the capabilities of a 4x4. It sits on 15-inch alloy wheels after all, but it does manage to keep halaogen projector headlamps with automatic levelling and a rear fog lamp. You can only get it in a White Diamond paint colour.
What’s retained from other variants is the array of safety features. In addition to dual SRS airbags, ABS, and EBD, there is also seatbelts with pretensioners, auto speed adjustable wipers, auto door relock system, open door alarm, and a power window timer. There’s even a Multi-Information Display that provides information such as mileage and range, service reminders, fuel range, and average fuel consumption.
For now, pricing of the entire Mitsubishi Triton model range is as follows:
|Triton Adventure X||137,900.00||White Diamond, Jet Black Mica|
|Triton AT Premium||121,000.00||White Diamond, Graphite Gray|
|Triton MT Premium||112,500.00||White Diamond, Graphite Gray|
|Triton AT||105,990.00||White Diamond, Sterling Silver|
|Triton MT||100,200.00||White Diamond, Sterling Silver|
|Triton Quest||79,890.00||White Diamond|
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