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Mitsubishi Triton topped up with serious off-road goodies

  • R100 000 value package at only R40 000 more than current model
  • Xtreme package with Android Auto / Car Play
  • Bold looks from new bumper and grill combo

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The2020 Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme, a tricked-out version of the 4×4 Double Cab intended for people who like an adventure/extreme lifestyle is now available in limited numbers in South Africa.

The Triton Xtreme, only available with the 4×4 Double Cab auto, is said by Mitsubishi to be ”much more than an attractive, bold, and adventurous look, including a higher ride for off-roading”.

Nic Campbell, Mitsubishi Motors SA’s general manager, added: “For South Africans a bakkie such as the complete Triton range is more than simply a practical vehicle – for many it’s a status symbol.

2020 MITSUBISHI TRITON XTREME. Image: Supplied

“We’re launching the Triton Xtreme for people with an extreme lifestyle at only a small premium over the existing 4×4 auto flagship. The Xtreme has a number of upgrades based on customers’ feedback and worth about R100 000 but costing R40 000 more than the current model.

“The new derivative is extreme on all levels, especially looks that show its owner follows an extreme lifestyle and is not shy about it. The new Xtreme will be turning heads at a distance thanks to a number of visual changes.

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“Most people who own a bakkie use it for work and play; many also have a desire for a personal extreme-type vehicle to live their adventurous lifestyle.”

It’s also the fourth new model launch so far in 2020.

2020 MITSUBISHI TRITON XTREME. Image: Supplied

Under the bonnet is a 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine. It spins a Mitsubishi Super Select II all-wheel drive system with electronic off-road assistance.

FULL-TIME AWD

Campbell again: “The Xtreme has all the features of the 4×4 Double Cab auto, including all the safety features Mitsubishi safety features, but adds unique and identifying visual features and some additional equipment under the skin.”

Traction comes from electronic off-road assistance for the Super Select II 4WD system that includes the option of full-time all-wheel drive with high- and low-range and a central diff-lock option to handle extreme driving conditions.

The cabin can handle Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with satnav, phone and sound system. The load bed is rubberised and a tonneau cover is standard; there’s a new black bumper and grille combo,a a bonnet protector, and anti-chip headlight covers.

FENDER FLARE KIT

Other additions include 4×4 stickers, door-release cups to reject nail scratches, roof rack supports, window visors, and tail-light covers. A black Kekosport style bar is mounted behind the cab.

2020 MITSUBISHI TRITON XTREME. Image: Supplied

“Apart from these changes,” Campbell adds, ”probably the most visible addition is the fender flare kit for a wider look and the units have A-line Hazard alloy wheel rims shod with Pirelli Scorpion tyres and a Bosal towball.”

For off-road, this Triton has a 28-degree approach angle, 23-degree departure angle and 25-degree breakover angle. Stability and traction control will cut in to handle wet/gravel roads.

Crash mitigation gear includes seven nitrogen bags – one for each seat – side protection bars, and IsoFix child-seat anchors.

Here’s the full list of features:

Exterior

  • A-Line mag Hazard wheels (black)
  • Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain tyres
  • Xtreme branding
  • 4×4 stickers (black and grey)

Front

  • Black bumper & grill combo
  • Headlight covers
  • Bonnet protector

Sides

  • Window visors
  • Door release cups
  • Fender Flare kit V3 with nuts
  • Kekosport style bar (black)
  • Roof rack sport

Rear

  • Tailgate hydraulic drop supports
  • Rubberised load bed
  • Tailgate lock
  • Taillight cover
  • Tonneau cover combo
  • Mag Wheel spanner
  • Bosal towball

Cabin

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Sport automatic shift knob

Warranty and service:

The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme is covered by a three-year or 100 000km Mitsubishi Motors’ manufacturer’s warranty*, a five-year or 90 000km service plan* and five years unlimited distance roadside assistance.

*Whichever comes first.

Service intervals every 15 000km or annually.

…AND SO TO THE PRICE

Triton Xtreme Double Cab 4WD a/t – R640 000.

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