Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has announced the updated Triton pick up in the form of the Triton with MIVEC Turbo Diesel Engine. The new Mitsubishi Triton MIVEC is showcased at the Setia City Convention Center from today till Sunday, in conjunction with the Mitsubishi Triton Extra Hardcore exhibition featuring Malaysian lady drifter, Leona Chin.
After the first round at Setia City center, the Triton Extra Hardcore roadtour will head to Juru Auto City in the Northern State of Penang from 8 – 9 October and Plaza Angsana in the Southern State of Johor from 15 – 16 October. At these roadtours, visitors are eligible to receive a special edition Ralliart umbrella when they book a Mitsubishi model. In addition, guests who test drive any Mitsubishi models are entitled to get an exclusive merchandise.
The Triton line-up now comes in six variants: Triton VGT Adventure X 4X4 and Adventure 4X4, Triton VGT 4×4 AT, Triton VGT 4×4 MT, Triton 4×4 MT and Triton Quest 4×2 MT. The new Triton VGT Adventure X variant is now flagship variant and comes with added accessories such as; a Shield Extender for the front bumper, new Sports Bar with Fullbox and Dual-tone 17-inch wheels.
The existing Triton VGT AT & VGT MT have also been upgraded. On top of the new engine, Automatic Bi-Xenon HID Headlights with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights and rear fog lights are now available as standard. The VGT MT model gets due upgrades as well, with a 6-speed manual transmission. All 4×4 models are equipped with Mitsubishi’s signature Easy Select 4WD system that optimizes torque distribution between the front and rear axles.
Mitsubishi Triton MIVEC
The newly introduced Triton MIVEC features a new aluminum alloy block 2.4-liter MIVEC Turbo Diesel engine with VGT Intercooler for a boost-up output and torque (181 PS and 430 Nm). At the same time, the updated Triton is more fuel efficient than ever (15 percent reduction). This new pick up from Mitsubishi is the first with diesel engine in the segment to use MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic control system) variable valve timing technology. Previously only available on Mitsubishi’s petrol engines, MIVEC allows for finer control of the valves.
The reason to utilize MIVEC with the turbo diesel is due to the fact that diesel fuels can combust at much lower pressure. Furthermore, diesel engines are now quieter and emits lesser Co2. With Mitsubishi’s MIVEC, the technology now allows precise control of the valves which is necessary to maintain cold-start performance. Meantime, the MIVEC finely controls the valves to generate a much improved performance, and the use of lightweight aluminium alloy material on the engine block attains lower pressure in the combustion chamber. In addition, by using lightweight aluminum instead of a traditional cast iron material, the new engine is about 30kg lighter.
The new Triton MIVEC has a much improved NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) level, thanks to the adoption of the new aluminium alloy material Additionally, the use of timing chain meant that maintenance cost is cut down, with a longer service lifespan.
The Mitsubishi Triton pick up retails from RM 73,438 till RM 125,005 (Triton VGT Adventure X 4×4 AT).