Editor: Jason “The Bok” Date – 05 Aug 2018

The Triton from Mitsubishi has always been a sporting choice in the double-cab pickup market. Now straight from Thailand, Mitsubishi SA offers us the most athletic looking Triton yet, the limited-edition Athlete.

An integrated tailgate spoiler, blackened sidestep mouldings and a spattering of decals all help make the Triton Athlete which rides on 17-inch black powder-coated diamond-cut alloy wheels really look the business, even in this ever-growing and style-focused leisure lifestyle space.

The Athlete is available in only two-colours, namely White and Grey. The cabin space is adorned with bright orange and contrasting black leather seats to further add an element of occasion to the otherwise rugged and tactile interior space.

Athletic Style, Athletic Performance

The Athlete makes use of Mitsubishi’s very familiar 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine which packs 133 kW and 430 Nm of torque. All power delivered by the engine is sent through a 5-speed automatic transmission.

2To handle all surfaces, the Triton Athlete utilises Mitsubishi’s Super Select II 4WD system, which makes quick shift to adapt to changing surface conditions with the simple turn of a rotary dial at the centre of the cabin.

cofWith modern double-cab pickup’s being largely about their lifestyle and family-based application, it is good to know that the Triton Athlete packs many safety and convenience features including:

  • 7 Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Stability & Traction Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ISOfix child seat mounting points
  • Keyless Entry & Go
  • 3.1 Tonnes Braked Trailer Towing Ability
  • Paddle Shifters behind the steering wheel
  • Climatic Controlled Dual-Zone Airconditioning

SA Price & Warranty

The Triton Athlete cost R559,995 which is exactly in-line with the range-topping Triton Double Cab 4×4 Automatic.

The Athlete is sold with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and a 5-year/90 000 km.

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