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The new Mitsubishi Triton is now open for booking and listed on Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s website, with estimated introductory prices from RM71k to RM114k (OTR with insurance and GST). The CBU Thai-assembled pick-up truck will be officially launched in May.

The new Triton’s arrival is of course no surprise – we’ve covered its launch in Thailand late last year and more recently showed you undisguised spyshots of a registered unit in Malaysia.

In Thailand, the Triton debuted with a new 2.4 litre turbodiesel MIVEC VGT engine with 182 PS, 430 Nm of torque and 20% better efficiency; but Malaysian-bound Tritons will have a 2.5 litre VGT engine with 178 PS and 400 Nm from 2,000 to 3,500 rpm, an improved version of the current 178 PS/350 Nm DI-D motor.

The new engine not coming here could be because of our lower quality diesel, but an extra 50 Nm shot of torque isn’t bad. The gearbox is a five-speed auto with paddle shifters for the top variant.

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Equipment wise, MMM is highlighting the above-mentioned shift paddles, HID projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, dual-zone auto air con, auto headlamps and wipers, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen head unit with reverse camera for the top-spec, auto-only VGT Adventure. It rolls on 17-inch wheels and has an extra sport bar for the bed, as seen in our spyshots above.

One rung below, the VGT AT and VGT MT (five-speed manual) comes with keyless entry and a push start button. Both also get the touchscreen HU, but without the camera. There’s a new rotary selector for the Easy Select 4WD system (2H, 4H, 4L) to replace the old vibrating stick, but only for the VGT Adventure and VGT AT.

There are also two non-VGT (variable geometry turbo) workhorse variants, namely the Triton 4X4 MT and the Triton Quest 4X2 MT. The latter’s ‘Quest’ name replaces the old ‘Lite’ moniker. Tilt and telescopic steering is available for all 4WD models.

Full price and equipment lists for all variants, plus roadshow schedules, are in the gallery below. Do also browse our 2014 Thai Motor Expo gallery for an accurate preview of new Triton.

2015 Mitsubishi Triton at 2014 Thai Motor Expo