The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has been spotted wearing a rather unique looking sports bar on its bed, something that wasn’t there when it was launched earlier this year. Upon enquiry, the “Flying Sports Bar”, as it’s called, has been added to the range topping Triton VGT Adventure X variant since mid year.

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) probably called the sports bar that because it appears “floating”, as opposed to being fully stuck on the edges of the truck’s bed. Instead, the sports bar is joined to the bed at two small sections per side. Looks distinctive, that’s for sure.

MMM says that the Flying Sports Bar is exclusive to the Adventure X trim level, and the sticker price for the top spec 2019 Triton remains unchanged at RM135,200.

Launched in January, the Dynamic Shield-faced Triton is more than just a facelift. MMC’s one-tonne truck receives a new six-speed automatic gearbox (up from five), and the Super Select 4WD II system with Off-Road Mode and hill descent control. New comfort features include an air circulator with two rear vents on the roof (comes with its own control panel with four fan speeds), rear USB charging ports and soft touch padding in the cockpit.

The Triton is powered by a 2.4 litre MIVEC turbodiesel with 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. This engine – which has an aluminium alloy block and variable geometry turbo – is now standard across the Malaysian Triton range (not including the workhorse Triton Quest), which was previously split between the 2.4L MIVEC and the older 2.5L turbodiesel. Also, all five variants are 4×4 now.

Safety has seen an upgrade as well. Driver assist features such as Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), Auto High Beam (AHB) and seven airbags are now available on the top-spec Triton Adventure X.