Mitsubishi Australia introduces new-gen Triton

Following its global unveil in July, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) is introducing the new generation Mitsubishi Triton to the Australian market.

Production of the new Triton for the Australian market will commence in Thailand this December, with expected showroom arrivals due in February 2024.

At launch, Double Cap and Club Cab Pickup variants will be available, with Cab-Chassis variants to be added post-launch.

The new-gen Triton also follows a highly recognisable model structure, offering GLX, GLX+, GLS and GSR grades.

“New-gen Triton is such a significant vehicle for Mitsubishi, globally and of course in Australia,” said MMAL CEO, Shaun Westcott.

“The new model is a significant step forward in many ways, with its upgraded drivetrain, enhanced load carrying capacity, increased interior comfort and modern day connectivity options.

“But it also retains the trademark Triton toughness, with a global vehicle development program that included Australia.

“New Triton retains incredible off-road capability, but is equally at home on the work site, the desert, the beach, the snow or in the city. We cannot wait to bring the Triton to Australian showrooms.”

The new-gen Triton has been redesigned inside and out, using improved materials throughout.

The new body reduces drag by 8.1 per cent for enhanced aerodynamics, complemented by a range of new-design alloy wheels.

Two new colours will also debut on the model – Blade Silver and the GSR-only Yamabuki Orange.

The new-gen Triton boasts a significantly enhanced, Mitsubishi-designed and developed 2.4-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine.

This power unit employs ‘twin stage’ turbocharging –one small turbocharger for fast response at low revs and a larger one to fortify the top end – to develop 150kW of power with a 470Nm peak torque figure.

Both 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains will be available with an updated six-automatic transmission. A six-speed manual will also be offered on some variants post-launch.

Headlining the comprehensive safety suite is a class-first Driver Monitoring System, while rear AEB, Forward Collision Mitigation with pedestrian detection, cyclist detection and junction assist further add to new-gen Triton’s safety credentials.

Other key active safety systems available include Active Yaw Control, Adaptive Cruise Control (AT models), front and rear cross traffic alerts, blind spot warning and intervention, and lane departure warning and prevention.

For the first time in Triton, a centre airbag is also included.

Inside the cabin, a new 9.0-inch audio display will be offered as standard throughout the range, with a 7.0-inch LCD ‘Meter Cluster’ and integrated satellite navigation including traffic sign recognition further supporting the driver.

Wireless Apple CarPlay as well as Bluetooth connectivity with voice and steering wheel-mounted controls will also be featured.

Fuel consumption and additional drivetrain details will be provided closer to the Australian launch date.

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