The Mitsubishi Triton has been an Aussie favourite for decades as an affordable alternative to old rivals such as the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux but that could change with LDV T60 set to overtake it in sales.
The latest sales results of the Triton from August reveal Mitsubishi sold 624 examples of its 4x4 ute during that month. For the same period consumers snapped up 623 LDV T60 4x4 utes.
In comparison, the value of the T60 Pro looks better coming standard with a 10.0-inch media display, six speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and air conditioning.
For a tradie on a budget the decision looks to be a no-brainer.
Mitsubishi was quick to defend the Triton’s sales suggesting supply issues were preventing higher sales.
“As far as we’re concerned, these numbers are purely a function of the vessels that are hitting shore at the moment,” a Mitsubishi spokesperson told CarsGuide.
“We have a strong order sheet, and we’re working hard to get Tritons in to the hands of customers as soon as they are made available.”
Triton does trump the T60 when it comes to grunt, however. The Triton is powered by 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder making 133kW/430Nm, while the T60 turbo-diesel four is a 2.8-litre and makes 110kW/360Nm.