Mitsubishi Triton Athlete lands in Malaysia – RM127k

Mitsubishi Triton Athlete lands in Malaysia – RM127k

The Mitubishi Triton Athlete has now arrived in Malaysia, following its appearance at the Thai Motor Expo last November. In contrast with the version our northern neighbours get which comes in a white exterior finish, ours for Malaysia comes only in Black Mica paint, though with plenty of orange highlights to help it further stand out.

Beyond that, the Triton Athlete for Malaysia is identical to the one offered in Thailand; adding a splash of colour are the orange accent stripes on the front bumper, along the lower door edges and on the sides of the cargo tray sports bar. Gloss black trim is also found on the front and rear bumpers, wheel arch extensions and side mirror covers, while the 17-inch wheels are also painted gloss black.

The black-and-orange theme continues into the cabin. Perforated leather seats come in the aforementioned colour scheme, while orange stitching also features on the seats, steering wheel, gear lever, door card panels and the centre console, while the seat backs are embroidered with ‘Athlete’ script. The driver’s seat retains eight-way powered adjustability, and the touchscreen infotainment system now supports Apple CarPlay.

Mitsubishi Triton Athlete lands in Malaysia – RM127k

The Triton Athlete is based upon the Triton Adventure X plus extra kit, which means the inclusion of Bi-xenon HID headlamps, daytime running lights (DRLs), a multifunction steering wheel, shift paddles, an upgraded instrument display, a smart key system with engine starter button and automatic dual-zone air-conditioning.

Mechanical underpinnings remain the same, with motive power courtesy of a 2.4 litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine produced 181 PS at 3,500 rpm and 430 Nm of torque from 2,500 rpm. Unlike the Thai market Triton Athlete which offers a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, the Malaysian market offering comes solely with the five-speed automatic gearbox, including Easy Select 4WD with a Shift-on-the Fly selector.

The Athlete’s safety suite also takes after that of the Adventure X, with seven airbags, Isofix child seat anchors, ABS, EBD, electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assist, trailer sway control and brake override system.

All in, the Thailand-built Mitsubishi Triton Athlete is tagged in Peninsular Malaysia at RM126,990 on-the-road without insurance – the same as the Triton Adventure X – including a five-year, 200,000 km warranty.

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  • pro-san on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:51 am

    wei boring la wei. mitsuputshi tutup kedai jer la

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  • For its price, it has even more kit than some Dsegment sedans. Pity the small dinky wheels, but kudos to Mitsu!

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  • Bernard on Jan 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    This Triton still around ah?

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  • Make the car more ugly and charge buyer higher price for it. Orange seats lol.

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  • TreeHugger on Jan 17, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Malaysian car interior designers really need have their eyes or brain checked. After elantra sport, now this triton athlete has face another bright seat color choice disaster. Sigh..

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    • This was designed by the Thais. But I agree that the interior has some poor design choices. The seats would have been nicer to look at with just orange stitchings and pipings instead of this orange fest. The steering and gear lever should come with orange stitchings to match the colour scheme.

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  • seancorr (Member) on Jan 17, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Oh gawd the seat colour scheme is off the charts and they should have up the rim size to 18 inchers to up its exterior looks.

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