Amidst the March madness of the Bangkok, New York and Seoul motor shows running concurrently, here’s a bit of local new for you. The new Mitsubishi Triton Single Cab is now available for purchase across Malaysia in 2.8 litre diesel 4×4 manual form for RM70,409 in the Peninsular, or RM71,221 and RM71,372 in Sabah and Sarawak respectively (all prices quoted without insurance).

The Mitsubishi Triton Single Cab is more utilitarian than accomodating as you can see, and unlike most double cab pick-ups we have over here, this one is not meant for families. It’s not personal; it’s strictly business, as Michael Corleone would say. If you transport more goods and machinery than you do people, this is the pick-up for you. If not, there’s always the Triton VGT.

It’s got a 2.8 litre indirect injection non-turbo engine that makes 97 hp at 4,000 rpm and 198 Nm of torque from 2,000 rpm. Fast it’s not, but it’s a simple machine that’s tough and reliable, precisely what you need for heavy-duty usage. A simple five-speed manual gearbox is in use here, channelling power to all four wheels via the Easy Select 4WD system which allows ‘shift on the fly’ from two- to four-wheel drive at up to 100 km/h.


The powertrain is designed to withstand various quality levels of diesel fuel, reducing the risk of costly engine damage when supplied with less-than-ideal fuel that the agricultural and plantation industry transporters may be forced to use in remote areas. For convenience, the loading bay is set at a low 845 mm, while turning radius is a tight 5.9 metres for easy manoeuvrability.

There’s not much when it comes to safety features though, with only anti-intrusion brake pedal, collapsible steering and RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body structure listed as standard. It’s as basic as it can be, and the wheels are steel items too.

The fully-imported Mitsubishi Triton Single Cab is available only in solid white with unpainted front bumper (there’s no rear bumper), and comes with a three-year/100,000 km warranty and two-year free maintenance package.