MITSUBISHI TRITON REVIEWS | 2019 MODEL
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2019 Mitsubishi Triton 4WD VRX – A Japanese Beast
SOURCE: DRIVE LIFE | YEAR: 2019 | WORDS AND PHOTOS: JOHN GALVIN
We have all seen the new ad campaign running for Mitsubishi’s new Triton. It looks rough and ready to take on anything New Zealand can throw at it. They tagline is that the new Triton comes with Beast mode on.
We can’t really say no if the order has come down from above, plus we get to see what this Beast mode is all about.
To say there is something for everyone in the new Triton range is an understatement, as there are currently 14 variants of the 2019 Triton available in New Zealand.
I will be honest in saying that we never had a chance to review the previous Triton, it was one we had been keen to test as there are so many around. Even though we didn’t get to test it, we all knew a bit about it. The main thing everyone seemed to point out was the curved body line between the rear of the cab and the tray. It was a love/hate thing, and I must admit I didn’t like it.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton 4WD VRX – Video Road Report
SOURCE: NZ COMPANY VEHICLE | YEAR: 2019
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton utility has arrived and has started making waves already, surging sales for the triple diamond brand to number three in the registration charts, all on the back of the utility’s redesigned tray.
Of course, the back end of the ute is only part of the picture. Up the front is where most of the magic has happened for the Mitsubishi Triton.
Now strengthened, reimagined and seriously beefed up, the Triton has established the Diamond shield front face which is going to be the defining look for Mitsubishi product for a few years to come.
Under the bonnet, the tried and true 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel has not seen a great deal of upgrading, but then why fix what’s not busted?
On the other hand, Mitsubishi has introduced a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission, which cranks out 135kW of Power and 437Nm of Torque. It has transformed the performance of the Triton though, resulting in a smoother, more comfortable and more engaging drive experience while sipping 8.6L per/100 km.
Mitsubishi takes to Triton ute with a Sharpie
SOURCE: STUFF | YEAR: 2018 | WORDS: DAMIEN O’CARROLL
The Mitsubishi Triton has long been something of the thinking man’s ute – not as flashy or belligerently truck-like as the likes of the Ford Ranger, but deeply impressive value for money and easily one of the best handling utes on the market.
Now, Mitsubishi has decided that what would normally be a mild mid-life upgrade was a good excuse to do something more extensive.
Mitsubishi is referring to the latest version as a new model, such is the extent of the facelift, but the reality is it is probably somewhere in between. Think of it as Triton 5.5.
For 2019 the Triton gets a bolder, more aggressively blunt evolution of Mitsubishi’s now-familiar “dynamic shield” front end, similar to the ASX, Pajero Sport and Outlander, bringing it into line with the SUV family.
Striking, distinctive and infinitely better looking in the metal (particularly on the move) than it comes across in photos or video, the new look dumps the swoopy curves of the previous two incarnations of Triton in favour of a big, squared-off and boldly aggressive truck-like look, which is far more in line with what the market currently wants.
Flying Mitsubishi: everything you need to know about the new Triton ute
SOURCE: DRIVEN | YEAR: 2018 | WORDS: TONY VERDON | PHOTOS: MITSUBISHI NZ
Mitsubishi New Zealand is bullish about the prospects of its new tougher-looking range of Triton utes.
Although the Triton has always been popular with fleet buyers, the company believes the more contemporary look of the new models will appeal to individual buyers at the top end of the booming ute market.
The 2019 Triton has a more contemporary appearance than its predecessor, with an improved automatic gearbox, greater rigidity, and comes equipped with the latest safety and driver assist technology.
It is the same size as the current model, but has greater ground clearance and some models will come with a more sophisticated four-wheel drive system that offers greater off-road capability.
Most of the model range will be about $1000 more expensive than the current models, although the top-end VRX four-wheel drive model will have a recommended selling price of $49,990.
This is around $10,000 cheaper than a similarly-equipped Ford Ranger, although the Ford is a slightly larger vehicle.
The new Triton front end is squared-off with the bonnet raised 40mm. Mitsubishi says reinforcement in the front end has improved steering performance by reducing body twisting under steering.