In its continuous pursuit to demonstrate just how capable the new Mitsubishi Triton 2.4L MIVEC is, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has released a video where the pick-up attempts to pull a 31-tonne CAT 769D dump truck.

This test of brute force will put the Triton’s new 2.4 litre MIVEC VGT turbodiesel engine to the test, where it will need to call upon all of its 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque. The new mill now features an aluminium alloy block – a first in the segment – saving up to 30 kg compared to a cast iron block.

It also provides 3 PS and 30 Nm of torque more than the 2.5 litre VGT unit (178 PS/400 Nm) and is up to 15% more fuel efficient, all for less road tax. Transmission options include a five-speed automatic transmission with sports mode, or a new six-speed manual (replaces the 5MT).

Behind the wheel of the Triton is none other than Leona Chin, MMM’s brand ambassador and Malaysian motorsport athlete, who will also have the convenience of the Triton’s Easy Select 4WD at her disposal as she attempts the stunt.

When the Triton is not busy attempting to move a gigantic truck, it is busy participating in one of the world’s toughest 4×4 expeditions. Recently, we joined a convoy of four modified Tritons (made up of MIVEC and non-MIVEC versions) as it conquered this year’s Borneo Safari.