Mitsubishi invests rally experience to marry endurance and performance with safety and luxury in new car

Sowetan Reporter

Sowetan Reporter

At first glance, the new Mitsubishi Triton resembles the SsangYong Kyron double cab.

But the two are totally different in terms of offerings such as the common-rail direct-injection technology applied in the Triton's new 2,5litre, turbo-charged, intercooled engine, which produces 100kW at 3500rpm and 314Nm at 2000rpm.

The new Triton also boasts electronic windows, automatic air conditioning, an MP3 and CD player, and a radio with a four-speaker audio system as standard features.

The Triton's cab is spacious and has seats with height adjustments for the driver.

Conveniently placed stowage areas enhance the spaciousness of the vehicle's interior.

An exceptionally substantial ladder-frame chassis has improved torsional rigidity by 50percent and longitudinal rigidity by 70percent, making the vehicle safer and more stable.

The anti-lock braking system, with electronic brake-force distribution, prevents the wheels from locking in emergency stops, providing control at all times.

Standard safety features include dual front air bags and front seatbelt pre-tensioners.

The rear seats are fitted with a three-point rear seatbelt as standard.

The new Triton Evolution has completed the Dakar Rally for a second time. It made its debut in the hostile conditions of the 2005 rally.

Mitsubishi is known for its application in all of its production vehicles of the technological and engineering experience it gained from the rally.

The Triton, with a high-grade fabric interior, is priced at R307900.

The price tag is R315900 if you and your passengers want to luxuriate in leather seats and enjoy the electronic driver's-seat package.