Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X now comes with ‘Flying Sports Bar’ as standard – no price increase

Mitsubishi Triton VGT Adventure X now comes with ‘Flying Sports Bar’ as standard – no price increase

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.


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Comments

  • willie on Aug 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Damn gempak. but very rare Otr.

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    • Darth Loo on Aug 16, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      bcos hilux black is better. u want to be darth vader or stormtrooper? who wants to be kuli who cant aim?

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      • This new Mitsubishi Triton with Dynamic Shield Face looks so bold and tough. If only Proton didn’t seperate from Mitsubishi, today we can get many game changers from Mitsubishi and Proton Arena will still exist until today.

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        • “Proton Arena will still exist until today”
          That is the exact reason why Proton ditched Mitsubishi as their partner, they were forced to continue using old and outdated models since Mitsubishi was stingy to share their current models with Proton. I’m so glad that Proton thrown them away like used trash.

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        • Alan Fong on Aug 18, 2019 at 12:48 pm

          Have you seen any Proton Arenas on our roads? Yes, they are the biggest failures

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      • Darth Luu on Aug 17, 2019 at 8:28 pm

        2.4 vs 2.8….
        History have shown that market will favor the smaller engine.

        History also showed that storm trooper is more famous and loved character than darth vader.

        History also showed that Toyota is losing ground in Malaysia and does not seem to be doing anything about it. Selling camry in 2.5 guise only starts the string of bad decision.

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  • Lolypop on Aug 16, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Woww…so this triton can fly?

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    • Bunian Darul Taslia on Aug 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      LOL pls make sure no flying off the cliff or flying over the bridge into ravine river or sea

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  • Bring in pajero sport

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  • Dylan Ch'ng on Aug 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Prefer the vehicle without the sports bar

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    • Sam KuntaKinte Loo on Aug 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      Sometime it depends on the pick-up truck owner preference, those without sports bar can have option to fit a canopy or a soft lid at the back.

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  • Pakulupapito on Aug 16, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Where is isuzu nowadays in malaysia? Isuzu, please step up the game already. You guys have a good pickup but very lazy to sell in Malaysia. Hurry and introduce 1.9 engine. Dmax in Thai is no 1 car but in malaysia always hailat hailat hailat.

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  • 4G63T DSM on Aug 16, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Can someone enlighten me what these “sports bars” are for?

    …..is there any function for them? This is a pickup after all.

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  • vVivi Zurianti on Aug 17, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    With the sport bar, surely go above 200km/hr….

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  • Mitsubishi Triton Adventure X flying sports bar incomplete. Some mounting ring c/w fittngs not included and is deemed incomplete design

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