Mitsubishi Triton Quest 2

The new Mitsubishi Triton will be officially launched the end of this month, but demo cars are already in showrooms, where the pick-up truck has been open for booking since April 1. We’ve already showed you live showroom galleries of the top-spec Triton VGT Adventure and the VGT MT, now here’s a closer look at the base model – the Triton Quest.

The Quest is the workhorse of the range, and is a new name for the outgoing Triton Lite. Only available as a low-rider double-cab 4X2 manual, its estimated price is RM71,000 OTR with insurance. The 2.5L turbodiesel here isn’t the variable geometry turbo (VGT) engine powering the top models, but a basic eight-valve SOHC IDI unit with 89 PS and 196 Nm, if the Triton Lite’s motor is carried over as we expect it to.

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Not much in terms of luxuries, but the CBU Thai-made Triton Quest does get basic necessities such as a CD player with AUX/USB, power windows, power adjustable wing mirrors and manual air con. Safety wise, there’s ABS, EBD and dual-airbags.

From the outside, there’s no mistaking the Quest as the base Triton – it comes with reflector headlamps without DRLs, no fog lamps, a black grille (wing mirrors and door/tailgate handles are in chrome, though), 15-inch rims and no rear bumper – things unnecessary in the pasar malam or repair business. Urban cowboys, don’t bother with this and check out the Triton VGT Adventure instead.