All-New Mitsubishi Triton 2015 – Strong Contender in the Ute Range

Mitsubishi is the newest player to upgrade its Ute’s range. The all-new, 5th generation Triton enters the segment with a revived 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel powered engine that generates 133kW of power and 430Nm of torque, which renders powerful instinctive acceleration and sufficient low-down torque. It has the towing capacity of 3100 kg in its mid-spec model GLS with a 950 kg upper limit payload.

2015-Mitsubishi-Triton

 
The Triton is greatly enhanced, which was anticipated because it has been ten long years since a new model has emerged. It has got more space, is more serene and more useful light commercial vehicle and one that has significantly reduced the gap with its competitors.

The Triton GLS is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox and is priced at $40,990 (on-road costs extra), which is cheaper by $4000 to $5000 when compared to some of its main competitors – now that’s a huge price advantage! For the 5-speed auto, you have to shell out another $2500.
 
The all-new Mitsubishi Triton 2015 GLS 4WD dual cab pickup has been examined closely here.  

The Drive

 

The engine feels tranquil and at ease, the 6-speed manual transmission renders a reasonable distribution of ratios; from under 1500 rpm through to its suggested 4000 rpm redline it indeed pulls well and the clutch has a progressive take-up and the tranny alters flawlessly. The turbo diesel is notably calm on a firm acceleration and has got serene road manners, the Triton performs commendably well on the road.

Driving Triton in and out of the tight city parking buildings is a breeze, which means it’s quite easy to control Triton; obviously, the credit goes to its 3000mm wheelbase and 11.8m turning circle (3.8 turns lock to lock). The steering is well supported with sufficient feel both off-road and on-road; it’s, in fact, an inspiring placement. From family truckster and tow tug to leisure off-roader and tradesman workhorse, Triton manages diverse roles with the utmost ease. The braked towing capacity in the Triton has been increased by 100kg, which is now 3100kg. 

Interiors

 

The GLS is the only model that comes as a 4WD dual-cab pickup and pulls a commendable list of standard features, which includes climate control, centre locking differential, 17-inch alloys, leather-wrapped steering wheel, HID headlights with DRLs, folding side mirrors, fog lights, reversing camera and 6.1-inch touch screen.

2015-Mitsubishi-Triton

 

In the cab’s interiors, new instrumentation and new materials have been integrated which gives fresh look and style to the interiors. The unification of plastics of diverse tones and textures are firm and useful to the core and they’ll prove easy to uphold, and the dash is now made lenient by the use of piano black instrument panel around the touch screen, and chrome trim highlighting is rendered to the door’s armrests. It’s certainly a refined look compared to the older model, elegant by LCV standards, however, very much on the passenger car range.

Behind the tilt-and-reach-adjustable wheel, there is nothing to criticise and more space has been added for the driver as well as the passenger. The driver’s seat renders a 6-way adjustment and adequate comfort and the cloth upholstery seems practically robust.

Coming on to the infotainment system, Triton receives a 6.1-inch touch screen, which is a good addition. It’s easy to pair a phone and the voice commands work flawlessly, and the sound quality is also perfect and the DAB+ digital radio is a commendable addition. With the assistance of integrated steering-wheel controls, it’s effortless to operate the cruise control and speed limiter.

 
Mitsubishi Triton 2015 

Safety

 
The all-new Triton obtains a 5-star ANCAP safety rating (its earlier model obtained 4-star). It comes with 7 airbags as well as all the normal dynamic safety systems with hill-start assist, and in GLS and Exceed, a reversing camera as standard. 

Fuel Economy

 
The Triton gave an average fuel economy of 9.1 litres* per 100 kilometres (*this is for GLS 4WD dual cab pickup only), which is remarkable given the diverse blend of driving environments it was driven on in the test drive. Its 75 litres capacity is adequate for driving around 800 kilometres with ease. 

Summing Up

 
The all-new Triton 2015 signifies an important advancement for Mitsubishi’s trade-tough workhorse. It now renders far more family appeal than ever before with superior levels of comfort, dexterity and handling. The all-new Mitsubishi Triton 2015 range offers true value for the money and so without a doubt it will give a tough competition to its rivals primarily because of its affordable price range. 

Prices for All-New Mitsubishi Triton 2015 (On-road costs extra)

 

4×2 Models

 

  1. GLX Single Cab Chassis – manual diesel – $24,490
  2. GLX Single Cab Chassis – auto diesel – $26,990
  3. GLX Double Cab Chassis – auto diesel – $35,990

 

4×4 Models

 

  1. GLX Single Cab Chassis – manual diesel – $32,490
  2. GLX Club Cab Chassis – manual diesel – $35,290
  3. GLX Double Cab pickup – manual diesel – $36,990
  4. GLX Double Cab pickup – auto diesel – $39,490
  5. GLS Double Cab pickup – manual diesel – $40,990
  6. GLS Double Cab pickup – auto diesel – $43,490
  7. Exceed Double Cab pickup – auto diesel – $47,490

 

Also Read: Cheapest Cars To Own And Run

Share it now!