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There is more to the updated Mitsubishi Triton 2019 ute than a new look.
The brand has added safety features, improved comfort and convenience across the board, and made more changes than the eyes.
The bad news? Prices rise on most models – and the biggest increase on the models people buy the most: the dual cab model. Fuel use has increased, too.
So, can the updated Triton justify its higher asking price in the tough ute segment dominated by its main rivals, Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger? We will do that, but let’s look at the redesign a bit more in detail.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 9/10
I’m not the only one who thinks this facelift is the best from Mitsubishi.
The aggressive ‘dynamic’ front end has been well translated here, with slimmer headlights, large front bumpers and still good ground clearance for road travel – watch the video until the end, if that makes You care. The side steps have been redesigned for better clearance and thorn size.
The back has been redesigned and there are fewer rounded edges that have defined the Triton until now. The tail lamps are square and bigger, and the guards have been pumped out, denying the need for over-expansion – but we’re sure the aftermarket will offer some early protection flares, or even a bodykit.
There is a bumper step back, and the top models now get a bushing. You still have the option of a hard tonneau cover if you need it. There are reasonable protections, but Mitsubishi doesn’t plan on making a hard version like the Toyota HiLux Rugged X (and there’s no luxury package for that as well).
In terms of exterior dimensions, its dimensions are larger in most directions. The length of the current dual pickup is 5305mm (up 25 mm) over the wheelbase 3000mm (unchanged), while the height increases from 15mm to 1795mm. Width unchanged at 1815mm. Ground clearance has increased by 15mm to 220mm.
Check out interior images to change the design for the cabin, including new padded areas, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather control knobs and a more luxurious new brake handle … after all that’s what small.
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
The changes aren’t great in the cabin, but there are some worthwhile improvements.
Things like new padding on the center console lid, door trim, at the edge of the transmission tunnel (to prevent you from banging your knees) and a pair of new B-pillar grab handles for dual cab models help easier than air.
And while Mitsubishi does not add rear vents, the company has taken an innovative approach by adding what it calls an air circulator, which mainly draws cold air from the front and uses it. Fan like Dyson to blow into the occupant’s back seat. It works even better than console vents.
The higher-end models get an updated 7.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus Bluetooth phones and streaming audio, DAB radio and GPS location – but not a sabotage.
Lower-end models get smaller screens without extensive smartphone technology. But there are two USB ports – one to connect and one to charge. There is also a pair of USB ports for rear passengers in high-end dual taxis.
As with Pajero Sport, there’s a bit of lack of loose item storage – but unlike the previous model, you won’t have to rely solely on cup holders between seats for loose items, since there’s a new shelf. in front of the gear transmission. Larger items can be tucked into the bottle rack at the entrance.
The interior looks and feels suited to the task, if not set any new standards for the segment.
For the tub area, what you get depends on whether you choose a taxi chassis (available in single, space and dual cabins) with trays (flat, box, aluminum or steel trays). This is a little easier if you want to install a ladder / roof rack, or set up a bespoke toolbox with drawers and rails.
Of course, there are also pickup truck bodies, only taxi or double bodies. It is more suitable if you want to mount a tree crown or hard tonneau bark.
For those who need to know, the size of the inner tank for pickups is: 1850mm long for extra cabins or 1520mm long for double taxis, 1470mm wide (between 1085mm between arches – too narrow for pallets) and 475mm deep .
Load capacity ranges from 1284kg in the best case (manual using 2WD GLX petrol engine) to as low as 858kg (GLS Premium automatically takes dual taxi).
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 9/10
There are four models in the range and the amount you can spend will determine which device you will receive.
The price list opens with entry-level GLX, then GLX +, then GLS and GLS Premium. If you want to see what GLX has compared to GLX +, this is a comparison type.
At the bottom of the price scale is the GLX, which comes in the form of a single taxi model that starts at $ 22,490 plus on-road costs (currently listed at $ 24,990 driving) in 4×2 petrol casing GLX with a 5-speed manual gearbox, up to $ 39,990 for the GLX 4×4 diesel engine.
Now, the GLX model – depending on the drivetrain and body type – also comes with an additional alphabet suffix, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System). Check our detailed pricing and specifications story for all information.
Standard on the GLX is a cruise computer, cruise control, power steering, air-conditioning, halogen headlights (not projector headlights) and daytime running lights, touch screen media system 6 , 1 inch with a Bluetooth phone and audio streaming (two speakers for the audio system in a taxi, four in a sub taxi and four to six in a double cab – none of the models have subwoofers ), AM / FM radio and USB connection. The GLX and GLX ADAS models roll on 16-inch steel wheels.
GLX + models drive prices up, with two versions on sale: the $ 40,490 ‘Club Cab’ automatic diesel pickup and the 4×4 dual diesel engine available in the manual ($ 39,990) or automatically ($ 42,490).
GLX + steps onto a 7.0-inch touchscreen media system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and while they have GPS navigation services, there’s no built-in navigation system. These models record two USBs on the front and in GLS and GLS Premium also have dual USBs on the back. No models come with a DVD player or sunroof.
The GLX + models come with 16-inch alloy wheels, side steps, black door sashes, chrome inner door handles and climate control.
Next up is the GLS, which is only available as a double cab. This version has a list price of $ 44,490 for the manual and $ 46,990 for the car, which is a boost for the two giants compared to the previous model (but a deal has been made. .).
GLS complements Mitsubishi’s Super Select II 4WD system with new steering modes, middle lock, sport bar, 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome grille, chrome outer handle and chrome plated sports bar. chrome, HID headlights, LED lights, fog lights, privacy glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel and rotary knob, cloth door trim inserts, six speakers for audio systems, electric folding door mirrors and floor mats.
GLS Premium is a dual-cab automatic, and it costs $ 51,990 on the official list price (but it only cost $ 50,990 at the time of writing).