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Pricing for the new Mitsubishi Triton ute has been confirmed for Australia, with the new-gen workhorse landing soon to tempt more tradies, travellers and families away from the likes of the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger.
Pricing for the new Triton starts from $43,690 before on-road costs for the lone 4x2 variant in the line-up, the 4x2 GLX Dual Cab Pick-Up, while the top of the six-variant ladder is the $63,840 4x4 GSR Dual Cab Pick-Up. There is no longer a $30,740 manual single-cab GLX entry point.
All variants of the new Triton use the same engine, which Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) says is a "new bi-turbo diesel engine" making 150kW/470Nm (over the old single-turbo version's 133kW/430Nm). The heavily updated 2.4-litre unit is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission in each variant, but Mitsubishi says a six-speed manual is on the way for some grades.
With the base grade GLX available in double-cab body style and the only variant with a choice of 4x2 and 4x4, it features auto stop-start, cloth seat upholstery, vinyl flooring, electric lumbar support for the driver, keyless entry, USB-A and -C ports, a 7.0-inch LCD driver display and 9.0-inch multimedia screen with navigation, Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.
It also comes with a standard suite of safety features like driver and passenger front airbags, centre airbag, driver and front passenger side airbags, driver's knee airbag and curtain airbags, as well as the usual ABS, traction control and stability systems.
It also features active safety like forward collision mitigation with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, emergency lane keeping and assist, lane departure prevention, parking sensors front and rear plus a rear camera, front and rear cross-traffic alert, multi-collision brake, traffic-sign recognition, driver monitoring, intelligent speed limiter and an automatic high beam system.
The GLX+, which starts from $50,340 in club-cab or $53,290 in double-cab, comes with a rear diff-lock, side steps, fog lamps, 17-inch alloys, LED brake lights, tinted rear privacy glass, rear AEB, a "multi-around" view parking monitor and digital radio.
The GLS double-cab starts from $59,090 and adds 'Super Select 4WD II' drive selection plus less-heavy-duty rear suspension for comfort, 18-inch alloys, a tray liner, heated electric door mirrors, LED lights, a black grille, dual-zone auto air conditioning, terrain and hill control, keyless start, and a wireless phone charger.
Heated leather seats are available for an extra $1500.
The top-spec GSR, from $63,840, comes with black 18-inch alloy wheels, a body-colour grille, wheel-arch moulds, a style bar and roof rails, plus leather seats with orange stitching, GSR-specific floor mats, padding surfaces and titanium accents inside, extra dash-mounted cup holders and power driver's seat adjustment.
The new Triton is 5320mm long (+15mm), 1865mm wide (+50mm), and has a 3130mm wheelbase (+130mm) with a 1555mm tray (+35mm).
It also boasts a 3.5-tonne towing capacity, 400kg more than before.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) CEO Shaun Westcott says the new-gen model "significantly enhances" the Triton's essence and is an important part of the Mitsubishi line-up locally, and globally too.
"New-Gen Triton presents another step-change for the Mitsubishi Motors product portfolio," said Westcott.
"Being a core market for the Mitsubishi Motors brand, and with Triton being a core model for Australia, the importance of this vehicle cannot be overstated, and we are very proud to have played a key role in its development.
"I personally cannot wait to drive it."
The local tuning was led by MMAL Product Strategy Project Manager Tony Dorrington, whose team is claimed to have tested more than 100 suspension combinations and setups on public roads, as well as the ex-Holden Lang Lang Proving Ground, to settle on a result that Dorrington called "a significant reduction in impact harshness, improved body control, enhanced on-centre feel and more linear steering with good feedback".
The new-gen Triton is expected to arrive in February 2024.
|GLX Double Cab 4x2
|GLX+ Club Cab 4x4
|GLX Double Cab 4x4
|GLX+ Double Cab 4x4
|GLS Double Cab 4x4
|GSR Double Cab 4x4