Home' Sunraysia Daily : motors29042017 Contents The new Triton makes use of a 2.4-litre
common-rail diesel engine consisting. Reduced
weight and a compression ratio of 15.5:1
contribute to better torque and power across
the rev range.
Peak power is 133 kW at 3500rpm, while
torque is an impressive 430 Nm, albeit at a
relatively high 2500 rpm. Triton’s turbo-diesel
power is matched to a six-speed manual
transmission, or a five-speed automatic
transmission with Sports Mode. Double Cab
4x4 models have a 3.1 tonne braked towing
Active safety features include traction and
stability control, plus ABS anti-locking brakes
with electronic brake force distribution and
hill start assist, while pick-ups are fitted with
a reversing camera projecting onto the audio
screen in the dash.
A five-star ANCAP rating is achieved by
the Mitsubishi Reinforced Impact Safety
Evolution (RISE) system, meaning occupants
are protected by an energy absorbing chassis
design and technology.
Triton is fitted with driver and front
passenger airbags and driver knee airbag for
maximum protection in the event of a frontal
collision. Side and curtain airbags are also
standard on all models.
Keyless entry was a good start as we walked
up to our test vehicle
for the first time.
However, the key is
required to turn the
ignition – no start /
stop button here.
A grab handle on
the A-pillar eased
the climb into the
driver’s seat. Front
seats offer a deal of
comfort and lateral support rarely found in a
truck. Indeed, there are instances of my being
not as comfortable in a luxury vehicle.
The rear seat, designed to take three, is
flatter and firmer. However, there is no shortage
of legroom and headroom and occupants have
a good view all round.
The stubby gear lever on the GLX+, generally,
was quick and easy to operate but now and
then lost its way shifting between the six cogs.
Also, the engine needed time to catch up, so
easing into moving traffic required care and
Once on the move,
was capably catered
for with the Triton’s
430 Nm of pulling
power. Cruise control
and audio steering-
controls added to a
relaxing drive. The
test vehicle averaged fuel consumption of 7.6
litres per 100 kilometres in a mix of driving
Convenience translates to the Easy Select
4WD on GLX and GLX+ models, offering two-
wheel drive and four-wheel drive High and Low
Range via a dial that allows the driver to switch
on the move at speeds of less than 100 km/h.
An 11.8 metre turning circle doesn’t like tight
spots when parking.
On road, the Triton chassis serves up solid
handling, although the 245/70R16 111S RF
All-Terrain test car tyres picked up road surface
blemishes, especially at speed on motorway
The body’s aerodynamic design resulted in
a stable, non-turbulent performance under
The tricked-up Triton is a fine balance
between a back-to-basics four-wheel drive
workhorse and five-seat recreational vehicle for
the spare-time adventurer. There’s something
there for everybody.
For more information on the Mitsubishi Triton
ute, contact Hutchinson Motors LMCT 6390,
corner Ninth Street and Deakin Avenue, phone
5021 63900 or visit www.davisonmotorgroup.
Sunraysia Daily Saturday, April 29, 2017
off the prissy pretenders
Modern good looks
and in-built toughness
are features of the
upgraded Triton ute.
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• 1.5t payload
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• ADAPTIVE ESP 9i
• Crosswind Assist
• Bluetooth® handsfree
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