2015 Mitsubishi Triton launched in Malaysia – fr RM67k

Mitsubishi Triton Launch

Here it is, the new Mitsubishi Triton, officially launched by Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia this morning. Imported CBU from Thailand, the new-gen pick-up truck is available in five variants – Triton VGT Adventure (AT only), Triton VGT AT, Triton VGT MT, Triton MT and Triton Quest (4X2 MT only) – priced from RM67,604 to RM108,274 OTR without insurance, GST inclusive.

The evolutionary design is unmistakably Triton with the trademark curved border (Mitsubishi calls it ‘J-line’) between the cab and bed. What immediately sets the new one apart is its mask-like headlamp and grille arrangement, the latter covered in chrome on all variants except for the utilitarian Triton Quest, which is the new name for the Triton Lite workhorse. The wraparound tail lamps also have a new shape, with a “handle” at the end.

The new dashboard design is more modern and streamlined. It’s as you see in the image below, but the base Quest does without the piano black trim and silver accents, not to mention equipment, but we’ll get to specs later.

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The Triton VGT is powered by a 2.5 litre variable geometry turbo engine with 178 PS and 400 Nm at 2,000 rpm, an improved version of the current 178 PS/350 Nm DI-D motor. The new 182 PS/430 Nm 2.4 litre engine that was launched with the Triton late last year in Thailand isn’t coming here due to our lower quality diesel (Euro 5 is coming to the Klang Valley this year though), but an extra 50 Nm shot of torque isn’t bad. Two five-speed gearbox choices, auto with Sport mode or manual.

The non-VGT Triton MT (no more ‘Standard’ in the name) is powered by a 2.5 litre commonrail turbo with 136 PS and 324 Nm at 2,000 rpm, and it doesn’t get a limited slip differential, while the low rider Triton Quest (125 mm lower) makes do with a basic 2.5L DOHC commonrail unit with 110 PS and 200 Nm (used to be 89 PS and 196 Nm from a 2.5 IDI motor) going to the rear wheels. Both sticks are five speeders.

The top-spec Triton VGT Adventure gets plenty of kit. Included are steering shift paddles, HID projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, dual-zone auto air con, auto headlamps and wipers, cruise control, leather, keyless entry and push start, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen head unit Bluetooth, voice command and reverse camera and 17-inch wheels (245/65 tyres).

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On the exterior, the Adventure sports window visors and tube-style side steps, as opposed to flat aluminium side steps on the VGT AT/MT. Compared to the previous range-topping VGT GS, the Adventure lacks the old truck’s powered sunroof, powered sliding rear window and sports bar.

One rung below, the VGT AT and VGT MT also get keyless/push start, (single-zone) auto air con, leather wrapped steering with audio buttons and the touchscreen HU (but without BT, voice command and reverse 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 – two sticks for the MT as before. Both roll on 16-inch alloys (245/70 tyres).

The Quest makes do with basic necessities such as a single-DIN CD player with AUX/USB, power windows, power adjustable wing mirrors, manual air con and 15-inch wheels. A black grille (wing mirrors and door/tailgate handles are in chrome, though) and the lack of a rear bumper further mark the base model out. Safety kit wise, it’s ABS, EBD, dual airbags and Isofix child seat mounts across the board.

Auto VGT models come with a new rotary 4WD selector; manual 4WD variants soldier on with two sticks

The new Triton range starts at RM67,604 for the Quest, going up to RM83,163 for the Triton MT. For the VGT-powered models, the VGT MT is priced at RM92,115, while the VGT AT comes in at RM98,550. The VGT Adventure with all the bells and whistles will set you back RM108,274. All prices are on-the-road including GST, but without insurance. The warranty package is three years or 100,000 km, and MMM is throwing in two years of free service.

As usual, check out CarBase.my for a detailed look at the specs of all five Triton variants and the colour options. Also, our walk-around video is attached below for all you visual creatures.

This year is set to be an interesting one for pick-up truck fans. Mitsubishi is drawing first blood, but the local Ford and Nissan arms are readying the Ranger Facelift (macho face, new dashboard) and new NP300 Navara (much needed big update, plush new cabin) respectively. Toyota’s next-gen Hilux Revo made its world debut in Thailand last week, and will reach Malaysia in the near future. Let the war begin!

2015 Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure

2015 Mitsubishi Triton VGT MT

2015 Mitsubishi Triton MT
2015 Mitsubishi Triton Quest 4X2 MT

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • chinese pickup look better than this

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    • Obviously (Member) on May 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      I take it that you’ve never seen a Great Wall Wingle before?

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      • tokoko on May 26, 2015 at 12:16 pm

        Dangerous Takata airbags inside?

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      • George Abdul on May 26, 2015 at 12:24 pm

        Overall Malaysian will suffer coming models from all dealers… with paying higher selling price and getting less and less safety fixtures.

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      • jemah on May 26, 2015 at 5:55 pm

        hey, kau keluar dari kotak sikit…sila google Foday Xiongshi F22, Gonow GP150,

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  • Obviously (Member) on May 26, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I’m rather disappointed with Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia. Even with the new CEO, it seems that not much has changed. Safety specs are still not prioritized even with the increasing awareness in Malaysia, the increasingly strict ASEAN NCAP and the inevitable adoption of a regulation that makes ESC mandatory in new vehicles in Malaysia.

    This could have been their chance to show their forward thinking, but no. They botched it up.

    Maybe Malaysians aren’t caring enough themselves.

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    • tokmoh. on May 30, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      The insanity of the market, when they care more about 19″, 20″ wheels, start-stop button, bodykits, LED DRL, than having ESC, >6 airbags, safety.

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      • That’s all Malaysians care about, big wheels, electrics here and there. Safety can take a back seat for all they care.

        In fact, I’m sure they’ll buy an airbag-less car if it has satnav or somethig.

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  • Jansen on May 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    The new Pajero Sport that will be based on this gonna be one hansome SUV.

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  • Gargantia on May 26, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks Johnathan for the video guide.

    GST really make a great impact to the industries…

    Malaysian pay higher price and getting less and less… haiz another marketing false by the dealer !

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  • dodgeviper88 on May 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    No more solid steel bumpers for the rear, just plastic chrome.

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  • domainicus on May 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I am to lazy to pore over the brochure for specs but is there any electronic stability programme AKA ESP/VSC/DSC/VSA? If Toyota Camry first came out it got a an article pointing this deletion of safety add on.

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  • gaviny on May 26, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    looks wise the old face is better or the new outlander face. the pajero sport should be the new outlander face would be awesome

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  • Nathan Ferdinand on May 26, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    The steering wheel design is rather bad. We can found the same steering wheel in Mirage.

    Still using 4WD selector stick? Come on, their competitors already used rotary. Even Hailat already moved on from that stick for all 4WD models.

    The transmission too. Other trucks has 6-speeders.

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    • Trailblazer on May 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      I think its because this triton is still using the old Engine and Gearbox. Thus the gear stick transfer case.

      Imho, Gear stick transfer case (Vacuum hub/Mechanical hub) is more robust and looks more macho.

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    • Not every engines went well with more transmission gears.
      It is related to the engine output of powers demand from markets.

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  • Ong Chee Boon on May 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Price is great!
    Spec range is flexible!
    Look and design is awesome!
    Power, drive train and fuel consumption is quite good!

    But safety wise, it is a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!

    2 Airbags? No ESC? Seriously?

    Mitsubishi Malaysia did you not see how UMW has fallen ignoring our demand?

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    • Chee Boon Ong on May 27, 2015 at 8:50 am

      You talk so much but I’m sure you didn’t even buy any one vehicle during the “UMW fallen” period. Even you did, probably you bought an Iriz.

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      • Ong Chee Boon on May 27, 2015 at 11:18 am

        Yes i didn’t buy one. One doesn’t have to buy a car other than toyota to make UMW having low sales. Not buying their car has already shown my stance against their practice, as in skimpy on the safety department. This is simply unacceptable.

        And perhaps i am not obvious enough, or you can’t recognise the car model in my avatar. I bought a Volkswagen Golf TSI Mk6 and i am still using it. Very solid daily car, although DSG clutch replacement is inevitable (perfect and fast gear switching means higher wear and tear rate), but hey, no mechatronic issue for me, count myself lucky right? Performance is top notch and i can control it the way i want. (of course need to drive safely)

        Not sure who you are, but talk to me like this won’t get your anywhere. Do give some constructive suggestions.

        Even Iriz is a solid decent car only to be bogged down by its Punch CVT and its car brand reputation. If Iriz have a manual variant, i might consider it.

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        • Obviously (Member) on May 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm

          Iriz has manual variants, but Punch CVT isn’t as horrible as everyone makes it out to be.

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        • Allen on May 29, 2015 at 10:15 pm

          Iriz does have MT variant.

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          • Ong Chee Boon on May 30, 2015 at 10:17 pm

            Yep, definitely will consider manual version if i need to buy one. I admit i do like Iriz, but i am afraid of Proton QC consistency.

            Call me paranoid maybe, but i guess i can call this as brand perception. Poor reputation and bad track record can really ruin future sales.

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  • Thank you Danny for the information. It is bigger upgrade for Triton. Great.

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  • Better looking interior so so exterior but very disappointed with the safely features or the lack of it. Come on no ESC and only 2 airbags, what are they thinking..Looking forward to see the new Navara, Hilux and the face lift Ranger then.

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    • BTW…why on earth that they put in the paddle shift in a pick up truck. VSC and more air bags would be far better.

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  • paanjang16 on May 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Dear MMM, why did not you not spec in the same safety equipment like the ones that are exported to Australia?

    If you go tho the Mitsubishi Australia website, you can see that the single cab and double cab has the following safety equipments standard:-
    1) Driver and passenger airbag
    2) Driver and passenger side airbag
    3) Curtain airbag
    4) Knee airbag – Hence total 7 airbags!!!
    5) ABS
    6) EBD
    7) Emergency Brake assist
    8) Active Stability Control
    9 Active Traction Control
    10) Trailer Stability Assist
    11) Hill start assist
    12) 3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts (all seating positions)
    13) Many more to list down, the list is too long

    The proof is here:
    Link = ‘http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/vehicles/triton/specifications/double-cab-4×4-diesel’
    Link = ‘http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/vehicles/triton’

    There is simply no excuse to not put in the above safety features since:-
    1) It is 100% engineered and designed for it since it is available to Australia
    2) The Malaysian Triton and the one found in Australia comes from the SAME factory in Thailand, most probably on the same assembly line and from the same OEM suppliers.
    3) Since it comes from the same factory, the additional cost to put in theses extra safety features is almost nil since the production line is already geared for the Aussie Triton, suppliers are supplying huge volumes for the safety equipment for the Aussie Triton so there is economic of scale for the safety equipment, your T&C in your factory is already setup for the Aussie Triton.

    The only person who is happy is Sam Loo since there is less one pick-up truck on the Malaysian market to threaten his upcoming Hilux. There is a chance the Hilux might come with VSC if UMW suddenly wakes up and desperate to regain some market share from Honda.

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    • Perhaps, you took away the economic factor?

      I’m pretty sure the currency difference between RM, Baht, AUD & Yen plays a major role here.

      It all comes back to how much JAPAN is making, more so than how much economies of scale is achieved through the mass output.

      So in the case of Malaysia, perhaps Japan’s calculation basis is balancing cost (Baht => RM) and their profits (RM => JPY). Thus, the limited space for MMM to play with in terms of spec-ing wise..

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      • Allen on May 29, 2015 at 10:20 pm

        Ford Ranger is being built in Thailand, no?
        Ford must be getting much less profit as compared to Mitsubishi as they do equip ESC in the Ranger.

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  • albag on May 26, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    haha the safety and engine make no difference compare with Hilux… so shut up saying the Triton is better than Hilux… at least the all new Hilux is far better than looking than this piece of shiat…

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    • Munkay on May 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Dude don’t jinx the new Hilux before it launches man. We don’t want UMW to leave out all the good features.

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    • Captain Obvious on Dec 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Stop making a fool out of urself
      I saw your comments in other articles
      Tons of dislikes upon ur comment.
      As i would say, think before you comment

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  • Really on May 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    -more powerful engines across the range
    -still has the best ride and handling among pickups
    -better proportioned body, especially at the rear
    -improved quality of materials used in the interior
    -no drastic increase in prices

    -safety features still very basic
    -interior space feels almost the same as the old model

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  • engineblock on May 27, 2015 at 11:12 am

    still use old hybrid lsd…still lose to dmax & ranger now equip with esp & trc..wake up mitsu

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  • Before you talk about safety features (let it be active and passive), first think of driving safely, and caring of others.

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    • Allen on May 29, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      You need everything in the package.

      There isn’t much point if you do drive safely when others don’t. ESC will come handy by then.

      Its something important that you hope you will not ever utilise it but when you need it, its there.

      This Trition doesn’t have it, as simple as that

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  • mazda BT-50 look better, with DSC, lock wheel base, hill descent control n 6 speed auto but only 2.2L not as powerful as triton

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