The dramatically facelifted Mitsubishi Triton was revealed back in November 2018. And now, ahead of the launch of this updated bakkie in South Africa, we have managed to unearth local pricing.
At launch, the line-up will comprise four double-cab derivatives, each employing the Japanese brand’s familiar 2,4-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. As before, outputs come in at 133 kW (at 3 500 r/min) and 430 N.m (at 2 500 r/min).
Interestingly, pricing is effectively unchanged over the equivalent outgoing versions, with the range kicking off at R509 995 and running through to R589 995.
The updated Triton will be offered in 4×2 and 4×4 guise, with drive directed to the wheels via either a six-speed manual gearbox or a new six-speed automatic transmission (the outgoing self-shifter featured five ratios). The updated Triton boasts a 3100 kg braked towing capacity, plus an approach angle of 28º, a departure angle of 23º and a ramp breakover angle of 25º (and ground clearance of 220 mm).
The four-wheel-drive models employ Mitsubishi’s so-called Super Select II 4WD system, which offers four drive settings. Hill descent control has also been added, with a selectable off-road mode maximising traction on unsealed surfaces. The firm says the additional electronic assistance allows the driver to select the gravel, mud/snow or sand mode in 4HLc (4WD high range with CD locked), with a rock setting offered in 4LLc (4WD low range with CD locked).
Standard safety features include seven airbags, Isofix child-seat anchors and a reversing camera, while items such as LED headlamps, 18- inch alloys, a touchscreen infotainment system, leather seats (including electrical adjustment for the driver) and a rake-and-reach adjustable steering column also ship standard.
All models are covered by a three-year/100 000 km warranty and a five-year/90 000 km service plan (with intervals of 10 000 km).
Mitsubishi Triton 2,4 DI-DC 4×2: R509 995
Mitsubishi Triton 2,4 DI-DC 4×2 (auto): R529 995
Mitsubishi Triton 2,4 DI-DC 4×4: R569 995
Mitsubishi Triton 2,4 DI-DC 4×4 (auto): R589 995