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Tough-guy Triton for work – and the family

2022 MITSUBISHI TRITON. Image: Supplied
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Mitsubishi Motors SA says it has its sights focussed on drawing potential customers to its Triton double-cabon making its Triton bakkies the choice for fleet owners and even families with the double-cab versions.

MMSA’s marketing manager Jeffrey Allison told The Corner: “There’s great interest in a more-robust commercial vehicle range – and we’.ll be happy to oblige with our Triton GL double-cab, particularly for leisure-market customers.”

RIGID LADDER CHASSIS

The Triton GL has an intercooled turbodiesel six-speed engine capable of 100kW/324Nm but, The Corner was told, is only available as a 4×2 with a limited-slip differential, a 75-litre fuel tank and 245/70R16 alloy wheel rims.

Fuel consumption is listed as eight litres/100km in general driviing.

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The bakkies ride on a rigid ladder chassis with, at the front, double wishbones/coil springs and stabiliser bar. ”A rugged, above-the-axle, leaf spring rear suspension will provide outstanding traction and load capacity of up to 1000kg,” Mitsubishi says.

”All double cab Tritons have a load-bed 1.52mm long, 147m wide, and 475mm deep with a single tailgate release and four cargo net hooks.

Featurewise, the GL matches all other Tritons with anti-lock brakes electric brakeforce distribution and child-seat anchors and front collision mitigation bags.

‘STRIKING FEATURES’

Keyless entry, central locking, immobiliser and power windows are standard, as are aircon and a touchscreen.

Allison again: ”Striking exterior features include a ‘Dynamic Shield’ nose and high bonnet line, body shape with sharp lines, wheel flares and bright accents, halogen headlights, foul-weather driving lights and a high brake-light.”

WARRANTY AND SERVICE

All Mitsubishi commercials are covered by an three-year or 100 000km (wcf) warranty along and five-year or 90 000km (wcf) service plan. Service intervals are 10 000km and five-years of unlimited km roadside assistance are included.

…AND SO TO THE PRICES

Triton 2.4L DI-DC – GL 4×2 – R479 995
Triton 2.4L DI-DC – 4×2 – R594 995
Triton 2.4L DI-DC – 4×2 – R614 995
Triton 2.4L DI-DC – 4×4 – R654 995
Triton 2.4L DI-DC a/t – 4×4 – R674 995
Triton 4.4L DI-DC a/t – 4×4 Xtreme – R734 995

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