Price range: TBA, but an increase of $ 1000 is expected.
Power train: The 2.4-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine (135kW / 437Nm). 6-speed automatic, 4WD.
Body Style: Single, crew and double cap ute.
Sale : Late December.
Mitsubishi Triton has been a ute for a long time. It's not like a colorful or aggressive truck like Ford Ranger, it's one of the most impressive values on the market and one of the best deals on the market.
Now, Mitsubishi has decided it's usually a good excuse to do something a little more moderate and light.
Make me an instant expert. What should I know?
Mitsubishi is referring to the latest version as a new model. For example, the degree of facial plastic surgery. But reality is probably in the middle. Think of Triton 5.5.
* Mitsubishi NZ has created a monster ute. You can buy it.
* The VRX badge marks the seat for the Mitsubishi SUV.
* Mitsubishi's new super AWD super-ice system to introduce Eclipse Cross
In 2019, Triton will use the SUV family with a daring, progressive blunt evolution of Mitsubishi's familiar "Dynamic Shield" front end similar to ASX, Pajero Sport and Outlander.
This striking, unique and infinitely better metal (especially where it's moving) is more than just what you can see in a photo or video. This new design combines the transparent curves of the previous two Triton bodies with a bold, Appearance is in line with what the market wants today.
The initial look at the back makes little sense, but actually all exterior panels are new except for the roof. There is also a new taillight with LED section. The look of Pajero Sport's taillight is a nice touch. And it is not polarity like the actual lighting of Pajero Sport.
While the outside is bold, chromey polishes for 2019, the interior just changes it to book it with a new center console and mild details to decorate it up.
Mechanically, the big news is that Triton now gets a six-speed automatic transmission while manual is a six-speed unit. The 2.4-liter diesel engine continues unchanged.
Apparently the Pajero Sport's 8-speed unit was considered. But the extra durability of its extra weight and six-speeder shook its way to a decision.
Along with suspension and chassis revisions, Mitsubishi has added a variety of new safety features including frontal collision mitigation and lane departure warning, while the top-of-the-range VRX models also have blind zone alerts, rear cross traffic alerts, and 360 degree cameras. system.
Hill down controls have been added with a new off-road driving mode selection that includes settings for gravel, mud / snow, sand, and rock.
Mitsubishi New Zealand is optimistic about the potential of the new Triton in the local market and anticipates a 25% increase in revenues due to minor price increases, overall equipment upgrades and a new focus on top of the ute segment. This is where the desired desirability factor is lacking.
Where did you drive?
In a global public event in Thailand (where almost every utes were born), we did not actually get much time.
Still, what we got from a specially prepared off-road course in the middle of Bangkok revealed a fairly smooth off-road driver.
Suspension tweaks seem to improve Triton's off-road capability and comfort, but under slow and delicate conditions, the throttle response is impressively measured and progresses smoothly and easily.
What is most prominent?
But it was the most common ride in the passenger's seat. And it was a very fast ride.
Mitsubishi has sent Masuoka Hiroshi Masuka, twice the Dakar rally winner, to a seriously hot lap in an unmodified production Triton.
Masuoka – The one who ever won the Dakars back to the two was not holding back, with full-rally style Scandinavian german and a few jumps, which revealed a deep impressive side to Triton's suspension. A smooth, well-controlled rebound that surprisingly reminiscent of the Ford Ranger Raptor and its very expensive suspension went through the floor. Yes, really.
This extraordinary tenderness and impressive ability will still remain if equally impressive in New Zealand's road manners, but Triton traditionally looks good from anywhere in the world.
Why would I buy it?
Triton now represents better value for money. New Zealand's Mitsubishi New Zealand says prices will rise about $ 1,000 on all models. This is more than due to the increase in specifications and equipment.
We are "aggressive" and have proven that Mitsubishi has confidence in Triton's robustness. Triton's strength has always been its traditional Triton strength.
Another good reason is that you want a ute but your opponent does not want a huge truck size that is growing fast. The Triton is still a big car, but not as big as the Ford Ranger likes. As a result, it's much easier to live around town.
Then there is appearance. As we are, if you like the new squared boldness of Triton, you can be sure. Otherwise …
Why will not I buy it?
You really can not master its head around its aggressive and heavily painted chrome (on some models).
It works better on metals and is highly dependent on paint color. However, when you first see it, you can not grow it if you kick it right away.
Another reason you can not buy is that you really want a huge truck, in fact, if you can afford it, buy a second "RHD Ram" or Chev Silverado.