Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has apparently begun handing out brochures of the updated 2016 Mitsubishi Triton VGT – reader Raja Rizal has sent us photos of the flyer he received from a roadshow in Penang, which details some of the changes coming to the pick-up truck.

Biggest change is the all-new Euro 5-compliant 2.4 litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine, replacing an updated version of the carryover 2.5 litre mill. The latter was used since the Triton’s launch last year, because our then-Euro 2M diesel quality was not ideal to be used with the new “Clean Diesel” engine – which was already offered on Thai-market at the time.


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The change has likely been brought on because there is an increasing amount of stations in Malaysia now offering Euro 5 diesel. Outputs have swelled by 3 PS and 30 Nm to 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque, and improvements in refinement and fuel consumption have also been touted. The existing transmission options of either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic are likely to soldier on.

The only other revision is minor, with the mid-spec VGT model getting the range-topping Adventure’s bi-xenon headlights to replace the current halogen reflectors. There are other changes coming to the Adventure too – spyshots have caught the car with the new Impulse Blue paint and elaborate 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels that were shown on the Triton Plus Special Edition at the Bangkok Motor Show this year.


The updated Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure spied with the new paint and wheels

It is unknown whether other changes that were incorporated in a running update in Thailand this year will be added to the Malaysian-market models. These include a tilt- and telescopic-adjustable steering wheel on all models, a second 12 V socket at the rear and a new four-spoke steering wheel from the Pajero Sport on higher-end GLS LTD models.

The range-topping Double Cab 4×4 GLS LTD 5AT also received the Pajero Sport’s Super Select 4WD II system, as well as seven airbags to go with the existing Active Stability and Traction Control offered.

GALLERY: 2016 Mitsubishi Triton Plus Special Edition, Thai-spec