Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has officially made available two additional variants of the Triton pick-up truck at its showrooms – the Mitsubishi Triton 3.2 4X4 Automatic and the Mitsubishi Triton Lite 2.5 4X2 Manual.
This increases the Triton line-up to 4 different variants now, adding to the current offering of the 2.5 4×4 Automatic and the 2.5 4X4 Manual.
You can spot the Triton 3.2 from the 2.5 litre versions by its different front bumper which has a little bumper protector, a chromed grille, and the different wheel design. Under the hood is the 4M41 3.2 litre inline-4 turbodiesel engine producing 160 PS at 3,500rpm and 343Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.
It would be interesting to note that this is still not the most powerful version of Mitsubishi’s turbodiesel engine – there is another 3.2 litre with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger but it is only available in the Pajero. The Triton 3.2 goes for RM97,041.50 in Peninsular Malaysia OTR without insurance. Sabah and Sarawak prices are RM97,280.40 and RM97.509.00 respectively.
The Triton Lite is much like what most of you expected – a 4X2 version of the Triton with smaller tyres. It rides on 15 inch wheels for one. The front bumper and grille is also rather basic and unpainted, with no foglamps.
The much lower price of RM58,129.80 (RM59,685.20 in Sabah and RM59,618.30 in Sarawak) is due to the 2.5 litre engine being a more basic 8 valve SOHC version with no turbocharger. It puts out 75 PS at 4,200rpm and 149Nm of torque at 2,500rpm which is pretty much equivalent to a 1.6 litre gasoline engine’s torque. It is only available with a 5-speed manual.