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by George Skentzos

Mitsubishi has announced the arrival of the all-new two-wheel drive GLX 2.5-litre Common Rail Direct Injection Diesel engine model.

Powerful and efficient, it forms the entry-point for the diesel Triton range, at $22,990 for the single cab model, and $28,990 for the dual cab model.

The new 16-valve inter-cooled turbo 2.5-litre diesel engine generates 100kW at 3800rpm and peak torque of 314Nm at just 2000rpm.

Mitsubishi Triton GLX 2.5 Diesel arrives

“Over the last twelve months, Mitsubishi has enjoyed a 40 per cent sales increase in the two-wheel drive utility segment, thanks to the arrival of our 2.4-litre petrol engine variant early last year. With today’s high fuel prices and the increased focus on environmental efficiencies, the new 2.5-litre diesel Triton model offers yet another economical option to our two-wheel drive utility customers.” Robert McEniry, president and chief executive officer of MMAL.

Despite its price it also offers a range of standard safety features including ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, dual front driver SRS airbags, seat-belt pretensioners and a limited-slip differential.

The GLX 2.5 diesel is available with either a single cab or dual cab body, and receives a standard five-speed manual gearbox or optional four-speed automatic.

Mitsubishi Triton GLX 2.5 Diesel arrives

Practical features such as cruise control, air conditioning, power windows, central locking with remote keyless entry, variable intermittent windscreen wipers and 16-inch steel wheels are all standard on the new diesel variant.

The new 2.5-litre diesel two-wheel drive Triton will join the extended Triton family which includes a 2.4-litre petrol or 3.5-litre V6 petrol engines on the 4X2 and the 3.5-litre V6 petrol or a 3.2-litre CDI diesel engines on the 4X4, and cab chassis, pick-up or dual cab body styles.

  • Captain Mainwaring

    Thank God for that, the suspense is finally over. My new dream wheels have arrived and I can go to bed happy.

  • No Name

    Well i’m really hapy for you captain.
    Of course in Blighty these have been around for a few years in diesel form. Not the greatest of outputs from the engines but they still manage to bat along at 120 cruising up the chuffs of the BMw brigade.

  • Reckless1

    Where’s the picture of the 2 door ute?

    They can’t extend the fugly styling to the tub ot the 2 door, surely?

    then again, who cares.

  • Frugal-One

    I dont know the quality of Mitsu Utes, be ok i suppose, but let me say after the Falcon Ute the Triton was my 2nd choice.

    Its the cheapest diesel with auto ute on the market,$24,990+orc.

    Unlike the Falcon its has 5-speed-auto and twin airbags, the ONLY issue for me was the price of diesel-fuel [$1.63 in Melb. today] and the BENCH SEAT is rubbish and only has lap belt in the middle.

    Otherwise its a lot of ute for the money, like the jacked-up body too.



  • ron

    After driving the vehicle for the past 30 days and a 1000 km later I can say they have done excellent job , the most spacious back bench i have yet to see on a ute , power is excellent ( unless you are trying to immitate the navara ad – but if you do than “get a life “, and by the way my previous vehicle was a navara and they are good but pricy and toooo big lately),
    the looks says everything ,fuel (or should i say diesel) consumtion is excellent STICKER SAY 8.5L/100KM – I GET 10L/100KM and it should go lower within time so i was told by my mechanic (not MITSU)

    I would highly recommend .

  • johnathon

    I have a MY 2010 triton with a distinct diesel knock in the engine

    I took it to the dealer and asked mitsubishi to fix

    this was the response:

    Receipt of your correspondence regarding the above mentioned vehicle is acknowledged.

    Naturally, we regret to read of your dissatisfaction with the Triton and your comments have been noted and are respected.

    Please be advised that Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) do not provide technical assistance directly to our valued customers as we are unable to make an accurate assessment via phone or email. MMAL empower the Service Managers at authorized Mitsubishi dealers to make decisions and they have access to the MMAL Technical Support team and the MMAL Regional Representatives for advice.

    In order to be of assistance, we have contacted our Regional Representative who has advised that the information provided by the dealer suggests that the condition you are experiencing is the adjustment of the fuel quantity and timing control by the engine management system, and is considered normal for the Common Rail Direct injection engine in this model Triton.

    While this condition does fluctuate with engine RPM and load, it is not a fault with the engine and does not indicate a manufacturing defect.

    As per your Service & Warranty book, MMAL will repair or replace any original equipment components identified as defective in material or workmanship. The warranty does not provide for refunds or replacement vehicles.

    We trust that the above information clarifies our position in this regard.

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au Tricky

    My MN 2011 Triton has a distinct diesel knock. Under acceleration or deceleration, the knock or rattle disappears, however at cruise, the rattle is very noticeable.
    I am told by my local dealer that it is due to a pulse of fuel being injected on the compression stroke for some reason, and that they all make the noise. My worry is that this will eventually cause a failure as to make the rattle, something is objecting.

    I have ordered a pair of suspension seats to replace the originals as they are not comfortable and don’t help the wife’s back problem, however I need to disconnect the side air bags (reluctantly) as they are in the seat. Anyone done this? and with what?