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.
“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.
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.