Some time back I drove the Mitsubishi Triton Double Cab bakkie and was very impressed with how smooth and well composed it was, but also with its level of standard kit. Check out that full review for more details and our look at the Triton Athlete Limited Edition.
Now, the new sharper 2019 facelifted version has arrived in Mzansi and we spent time driving it!
- Price: R599 995 (Aug 2019)
- Engine: 2.4-litre turbodiesel
- Gearbox: 6-speed automatic
- Power/Torque: 133 kW / 430 Nm
- Fuel Economy: 8.3 L/100 km
The most obvious key change comes from a visual perspective, with the new double cab sporting a much sharper face and lines more in-line with its Pajero Sport sibling. The engine has been carried over from the outgoing model, however, the 5-speed automatic transmission has been replaced by a new 6-speed auto and which offers more refinement and claimed fuel efficiency.
Further adding to an improved ride, there are now enlarged front brake discs and calliper pistons. In addition, the rear dampers have increased in size and contain more damping fluid for improved ride quality. Add to this mix Mitsubishi’s new and improved Super Select 2 4×4 system and its ability to tow a 3 100 kg (braked) trailer and you have a very impressive package!
Good On & Off-Road
As with the non-facelift model, the Triton remains a firm well-placed “SUV” when on-road with the ability to work well through off-road scenarios. The Triton remains a capable off-roader with the ability to handle the likes of Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand and Rock.
All power is owing to Mitsubishi’s tried and tested 2.4-Litre 4 cylinder turbodiesel motor which delivers 133 kW and a very healthy 430 Nm of torque, only now all power is sent through its 6-speed automated transmission. Improved fuel economy is also on hand, with the Triton now able to offer-up figures ranging from around 8 – 9/litres per 100 km combined.
From mirrors which fold when you lock the vehicle to dual-zone climate controlled air-conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls and a large touchscreen-based media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, there is little which is left out in terms of features. Add this to overall interior space, comfort and leather seating and the Triton double cab closely resembles the feel of driving the very capable Pajero Sport.
SA Pricing & Warranty
Priced from R599 995, the Triton 4×4 is very competitive and features an engine with closely matched power figures to the likes of the Toyota Hilux 2.8 GD-6, Ford Ranger 2.0T 4×4 and Isuzu D-Max 3.0 4×4. Finally, to top things off, the Triton is sold with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and a 5-year/90 000 km service plan.