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You would have known by now that the new Mitsubishi Triton is in Malaysia, with specs and estimated pricing released, along with the opening of order books. The variant featured in the teaser roadshow is the top-spec Triton Adventure, naturally.

Entry-level variants are meant to be hidden away from public view and are rarely shown in promo materials, so here’s a rare pre-launch view of the base Triton Quest model, courtesy of an ad on our sister classifieds site A Triton Lite replacement with a new name, the Quest is only available as a low-rider double-cab 4X2 manual, with an estimated price of RM71,000 OTR with insurance.

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Not much in terms of luxuries, but the Quest does get basic necessities such as a CD player with AUX/USB, power windows, power adjustable wing mirrors, manual air con, ABS, EBD and dual-airbags. The 2.5L turbodiesel isn’t the VGT unit powering the top models, but a basic eight-valve SOHC IDI engine with 89 PS and 196 Nm, if the Triton Lite’s motor is carried over.

As expected, the Quest comes with reflector headlamps without DRLs, no fog lamps, a black grille, 15-inch rims and no rear bumper – things unnecessary in the trade. For the urban cowboy, check out the Triton Adventure below. The new Triton will be officially launched next month.

New Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure

New Mitsubishi Triton at the 2014 Thai Motor Expo