Spanish publication km77 has put the latest Mitsubishi Triton through the dreaded Moose Test, with the double-cab bakkie completing the move with an "average" entrance speed.

In the video below, the Triton – which is here fitted with an automatic transmission, a canopy and Dunlop Grandtrek AT20 rubber in 265/60 R18 size – is subjected to one of the toughest handling tests out there, conceived to simulate an animal suddenly running out in front of a moving vehicle.

The first attempt was performed just above the prescribed entrance speed of 77 km/h (at 79 km/h, to be exact). While it was by no means successful, km77 said the bakkie “felt safe and easy to control”, adding though it “understeered notably”, the reactions overall “were not too slow”.

Eventually, km77’s best and only successful effort with the Triton was at an entrance speed of 69 km/h (the same as the Volkswagen Golf 8), which it described as “average” for a “vehicle of this kind”. Interestingly, the publication furthermore reported “considerable” bouncing from the suspension, with the inside wheels lifting from the ground on occasion; still, it maintained the vehicle felt "relatively safe".

Watch the video below to see how the Triton performed. Take note that the commentary is in Spanish, though there is the option of English subtitles...