Mitsubishi All-New Triton 2015
Mitsubishi isn’t as well known for their pickup trucks as they are for their cars, although they’ve been making pickup trucks since the 1970s. Some were sold in the United States, but they were re-badged as the Dodge Ram 50. Americans didn’t really embrace the small truck market, so Mitsubishi went back to offering Tritons to rest of the world. The Triton has been a steady performer, and competed internationally with the famous Toyota Hi-Lux. The latest version of the Mitsubishi Triton, out for 2015, is much more comfortable and car-like inside, but still offers plenty of cargo space in the bed and power for towing and hauling.
- Inline four-cylinder turbo diesel engine
- Aluminium alloy block
- 2.4-liter displacement
- Six-speed manual transmission/optional automatic
- Selectable 4-wheel drive
- 181 horsepower
- 430 Newton-meters of torque
- Top speed of 200 Km/hour
New Engine Block Saves Weight
The Triton’s switch from a traditional cast iron block to an aluminium alloy block is more than a small detail. It lightens the truck by 35 kg while improving durability and heat resistance. The switch gives the new Triton 20 percent better fuel efficiency while helping meet Thailand’s STEP 4 emissions requirements.
You can purchase the Mitsubishi Triton pickup in three cab styles. You can choose from a single cab for an everyday work truck, an extended cab, and a crew cab. The Triton keeps the high ground clearance of the older models, useful if you’re using the truck off the road.
A New Interior Is Comfortable and Stylish
A picture of the interior of any of the cabs is indistinguishable from any well-appointed mid-priced sedan. That’s not the end of Mitsubishi’s attempt to make the vehicle more car-like. There’s better cushioning on the front buckets, and they’re wider to increase driver and passenger comfort on long trips. Another big improvement is increased sound insulation. The Triton doesn’t have any of the wind or road noise you’d associate with a standard pickup.
The Triton has keyless operation with a push button start. Keyless operation is a long time coming to the pickup truck world. If you’re using your pickup for an everyday work truck, keeping track of keys can be a nuisance. There’s a touchscreen center in the dash, and you can get leather seats as an option as well. The Triton’s frame is still tempered steel, and the ride can be slightly rougher than a comparable sedan, but for a pickup truck, it’s amazingly quiet and smooth. Prices range from as low as 791,000 baht to just over 1 million.
Posted: 04 April 2015