New Mitsubishi Triton Previewed at Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, held an exclusive media preview for the Triton, which will be launched in the first quarter of 2019.
“Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has been producing pick-ups for the past 40 years, since 1978. To date, over 4.7 million units have been built and are being used in some of the most extreme road conditions around the world,“ said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MMM. In Malaysia, the Triton has found more than 70,000 owners since its launch in 2006.
While the front fascia, incorporating Mitsubishi Motors’ Dynamic Shield design language, takes a bit of getting used to, the pickup is powered by the award-winning 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine; the mill incorporates Variable Valve Timing technology mated to a new 6-speed auto tranny to improve driving efficiency. Coupled with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT), it produces a strong 181 PS of power and 430 Nm of torque.
Safety-wise, the Triton has:
- Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
- Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS)
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA)
- Auto High Beam (AHB).
Depending on the variant you purchase, the New Triton is equipped with seven SRS airbags, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Active Stability with Traction Control(ASTC), Hill-Start Assist (HSA), Hill Descend Control (HDC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) and Brake Override System and rest reminder functions.
Authorised Mitsubishi Motors dealers nationwide are accepting pre-launch bookings from customers who wish to be among the first to own the New Triton in Malaysia. Colours to choose from are White Diamond, Black Mica, Sterling Silver and Graphite Grey Metallic.
The New Triton is imported as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) vehicle from MMC’s regional production hub in Thailand. The Malaysian market offers five variants of the New Triton, with estimated prices starting from RM100,000 to RM140,000 in Peninsular Malaysia. (Prices are quoted on-the-road without insurance, 10% SST inclusive for Individual Private Owners.)
If you’re one of the first 1,000 owners to book and register a new Triton in Malaysia, you’ll receive an exclusive limited edition THULE all-purpose luggage bag worth RM2,000.