Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has just introduced the Triton pick up with MIVEC turbo diesel engine. With MIVEC finely controlling the valves, improvements in all areas of performance can now be realized. The lower pressure in the combustion chamber also means that it is possible to use lightweight aluminum alloy material for the engine block.
By using lightweight aluminum instead of a traditional cast iron material, the new engine is about 30kg lighter than before, while at the same time retaining the same level of reliability and robustness that all Mitsubishi 4x4s are known for.
Engine performance has also been improved, with output now rising to 181 PS of power and 430 Nm of torque, while consuming up to 15 percent less fuel.
In addition, the use of timing chain also means reduced maintenance cost, and longer service lifespan.
Apart from the new engine variation, the Triton pick up gets a much improved NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels, thanks to a myriad of insulation and cabin refinements.
Mitsubishi Triton Adventure X
The new Triton VGT Adventure X variant is now the flagship variant of the Triton range. It comes standard with rugged looking accessories like a Shield Extender for the front bumper, sports Bar with full box, and dual-tone 17-inch alloy wheels.
The existing Triton VGT AT & VGT MT has also been upgraded. On top of the new engine, Automatic Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights and rear fog lamps are now available as standard. The VGT MT model has also been upgraded with a new 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. By simply turning the 4WD Selector , drivers can select between 2WD-Hi and 4WD-Hi while driving at speeds of up to 100km/h, or to 4WD-Lo for the most challenging off-road conditions. The Easy Select 4WD system has been continuously improved for over two decades. It is a robust drivetrain that is able to handle high torque levels.
The Triton range starts with the Triton Quest 4×2 MT at RM 73,438, up till Triton VGT Adventure X at RM 125,005,