We’ve showed you spyshots, now here’s the official launch report. The Mitsubishi Triton has been given another facelift, and it now sports the same new grille and bumper treatment the Pajero Sport SUV received in October 2013. The new face includes projector headlamps as well.
Four variants in the local Triton range will get the new look – the 2.5 MT STD, 2.5 MT, 2.5 AT and the range-topping Triton VGT GS. The entry-level Triton Lite does not benefit from this round of updates. The VGT (for variable geometry turbo) used to be available in GS and GL forms, now it’s GS only.
Inside, the VGT GS now comes with a 2-DIN touch-screen Bluetooth head unit, which 6.1-inch display is linked to a reverse camera (non touch-screen 2-DIN with Bluetooth for 2.5 AT and MT, single-DIN for MT STD). The multi-mode RV meter on the dash top is standard across the board. The 17-inch rims on the VGT GS (16-inch for other variants) sport a new design, too.
Exclusive VGT GS kit includes a powered sunroof, powered sliding rear window, leather seats, automatic climate control and security window tint (Llumar for Mitsubishi). Note that the VGT GS comes with a shorter cargo bed – 1,325 mm bed length vs the standard truck‘s 1,505 mm. The short bed comes with a full matte black sports bar; the sports bar on the 2.5 AT/MT has some chrome on it.
No change mechanically, so under the Triton’s hood is a 2.5 litre commonrail turbodiesel with 136 PS and 314 Nm of torque. The DI-D unit is paired to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
The VGT GS’ 2.5L engine takes things up to 178 PS and 350 Nm of torque, the latter available from 1,800 to 3,500 rpm. Its automatic gearbox has five speeds.
All four variants come with MMC’s Easy Select 4WD system with the ability to “shift on the fly” at speeds of up to 100 km/h. All except for the MT STD are also equipped with a “Hybrid LSD” for better traction. Safety wise, we’re looking at ABS, EBD and dual-airbags for all except for the MT STD.
The facelifted Triton range starts from RM82,185 for the MT STD. The mid-range 2.5 MT and AT are priced at RM90,377 and RM95,247 respectively, while the VGT GS will cost you RM107,809, all on-the-road without insurance. Red is an exclusive VGT colour, and Pearl White joins the range for all but the STD.
Buyers enjoy a three-year/100,000 km warranty as well as a two-year free maintenance package. Read our review of the Triton VGT here.