2015 Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure (left) and VGT MT, click to enlarge

Here it is, folks – the 2015 Mitsubishi Triton! We’ve taken the trouble to get photos of the new pick-up truck on the showroom floor, and doesn’t it look a treat.

We’ve got two variants for you today – the top-spec VGT Adventure (red) and the VGT MT from a rung below (silver). Fully-imported (CBU) from Thailand, the new Triton is powered by a 2.5 litre VGT engine that develops 178 PS and 400 Nm from 2,000 to 3,500 rpm.

This is an improved version of the current 178 PS/350 Nm DI-D motor, not the new 2.4 litre turbodiesel MIVEC VGT engine with 182 PS, 430 Nm of torque and 20% better efficiency that Thailand gets.

The VGT Adventure is five-speed auto-only. It gets HID projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 17-inch alloys, shift paddles, leather seats, auto dual-zone air-con and a 6.1-inch touch-screen with reverse camera.

2015 Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure (left) and VGT MT interiors, click to enlarge

The five-speed-manual VGT MT does without Bluetooth, cruise control or a reverse camera. It also has auto single-zone air-con and a manual transfer case instead of the Easy Select 4WD rotary selector (2H, 4H, 4L) shared by the VGT Adventure and VGT AT.

On the outside, the VGT MT settles for reflector headlamps without DRLs, plainer-looking side steps and no window visors. Simpler 16-inch alloys, too.

Apart from the two variants pictured above, there will also be VGT AT and two non-VGT workhorse variants: 4X4 MT and Quest 4X2 MT. The latter’s ‘Quest’ name replaces the old ‘Lite‘ moniker.

The new Mitsubishi Triton is now open for booking, with estimated introductory prices of RM71k-114k, OTR with insurance and GST. The launch is expected to take place next month.

2015 Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure

2015 Mitsubishi Triton VGT MT