Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has officially launched the updated 2017 Triton today, which introduces several enhancements to the fully-imported pick-up truck range involving not just safety but equipment as well.
We start with the former, where all VGT variants (VGT, VGT Adventure and VGT Adventure X) now get Active Stability Control with traction control (ASTC), Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control as well as automatic speed-sensing door locks.
Opt for the VGT Adventure or VGT Adventure X, and you’ll also get seven airbags (dual front, side, curtain and driver’s knee) and a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating, while all other remaining variants get two front airbags instead (four-star rating instead).
Safety kit upgrade aside, other revisions found on VGT variants include a dark chrome grille at the front (Adventure X retains the matte finish) and a new design for the side steps, with the latter said to improve vehicle ingress and egress. Meanwhile in the cabin, there’s a new four-spoke, leather-wrapped, multifunction steering wheel that replaces the previous three-spoke design.
That’s not all, as there’s also an updated instrument cluster that is part of the update for VGT variants. However, a new eight-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat can only be found on the VGT Adventure and VGT Adventure X, which previously had two manually adjustable front seats for the driver and front passenger.
As before, the range-topping VGT Adventure X gets additional kit compared to the VGT Adventure, including a front shield extender, sports bar with fullbox, automatic wipers and dual-tone 17-inch alloy wheels.
Another substantial improvement for VGT variants is the associated manufacturer’s warranty, which sees a step up from previous three-year/100,000 km to a new five-year/200,000 km warranty, making the Triton the only pick-up truck to boast such a warranty offer.
On the colour palette front, all VGT, VGT Adventure and Adventure X variants can now be ordered in Titanium Grey (previously only offered for the VGT Adventure X). However, Shadow Black has been dropped on the VGT and VGT Adventure, with Red Solid being another omission on the latter as well.
As for other colours available, the VGT Adventure X is also available in Impulse Blue; the VGT Adventure in Earth Green or Pearl White; the VGT AT 4×4 in Pearl White or Sterling Silver; and the VGT MT 4×4 in Sterling Silver.
Under the hood, all VGT variants are powered by the 2.4 litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine with 181 PS at 3,500 rpm and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. The mill is paired with Mitsubishi’s Easy Select 4WD system. A five-speed automatic transmission is the only option on VGT Adventure and VGT AT 4×4 variants, while a six-speed manual is reserved for the VGT MT 4×4.
So, what about the rest of the Triton range? Well, the non-VGT variants, namely the MT 4×4 and Quest MT 4×2 remains largely unchanged from before, save for the new Pearl White exterior paint colour that replaces the Solid White from before. Sterling Silver is the only other option for the MT 4×4, and is no longer offered for the Quest MT 4×2.
A 2.5 litre turbodiesel continues to serve in the non-VGT variants, providing 136 PS at 4,000 rpm and 324 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm in the intercooled MT 4×4, while the Quest MT 4×2 has 81 PS and 200 Nm of torque instead. Both variants come only with a five-speed manual, and continue to retain their current three-year/100,000 km warranty package.
The 2017 Triton also sees a revision to its price list, which is listed for easier reference below (prices are on-the-road without insurance and inclusive of GST):
- Triton VGT Adventure X AT 4×4 – RM130,900 (RM3,700 increase)
- Triton VGT Adventure AT 4×4 – RM123,130 (RM2,730 increase)
- Triton VGT AT 4×4 – RM114,400 (RM2,800 increase)
- Triton VGT MT 4×4 – RM107,600 (RM2,800 increase)
- Triton MT 4×4 – RM93,920 (RM2,720 increase)
- Triton Quest MT 4×2 – RM77,390 (unchanged)
GALLERY: Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X AT 4×4
GALLERY: Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure AT 4×4
GALLERY: Mitsubishi Triton VGT AT 4×4