Bold new-generation Triton makes its bow

Mitsubishi’s new-generation 2015 Triton ute has made its international debut.

Launched this week in Thailand, where it will be built, the new Triton will be more efficient, offer high levels of safety and raise the bar for passenger car-like driving performance, while retaining the durability and reliability it’s become renowned for.

Power comes from a new all-aluminium 2.4-litre MIVEC variable-geometry turbo diesel, with a massive 20% improvement in fuel economy, expected to be best in class.

The new Triton’s bold, athletic design is outstandingly aerodynamic for a utility, contributing to fuel efficiency and quiet performance.

Interior space and load capacity are further improved, while a focus on sound insulation, absorption and vibration damping contributes significantly to cabin quietness. 

“This very sharp new Triton will perform the dual role of work truck and family car better than ever,” said Mitsubishi Motors sales and marketing head Daniel Cook. “Whether as a tough-as-nails, dollar-earning business asset or a comfy, sporty, family adventure vehicle, Triton already enjoys a massive New Zealand reputation with businesses and private owners alike.

“Now there’s a significant leap forward in passenger comfort, manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency, while delivering even more of the toughness, reliability and safe off-road performance that have made Triton such a success.”

The new Triton will launch in New Zealand during Q2 2015. No detail is yet available on the New Zealand model range.