The four-cylinder engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and effective braking ability is supplied by power-assisted 16 inch ventilated front disc and 11.6 inch rear drum brakes. Suspension is via a front double wishbone suspension with coil and front stabilizer, and rear rigid elliptic leaf spring suspension.
The 2.4-litre Triton has a turning circle of just 11.4 metres - putting some family cars to shame! 16 inch steel wheels, with full sized spare, are standard and tyres are 205R16C 110/108R 8PR. Alloy wheels are available as an optional fitment.
Dual front and passenger SRS airbags are standard, along with Mitsubishi's acclaimed RISE body structure that provides a rigid passenger cell for optimum occupant protection in the event of an impact. ABS brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution are an accessibly priced option on both models, and where ABS with EBD is not fitted, a load sensing proportional valve is standard on the rear to assist stability under braking.
Being a Mitsubishi, the Triton 2.4-litre comes with a comprehensive five year/130,000 whole vehicle warranty, backed up by its 10 year/160,000 km powertrain warranty and a five year/unlimited km roadside assistance package. The best warranty on the market available from any manufacturer.
The Triton 2.4-litre two-wheel drive is available in two body styles - the GL cab chassis and the GLX double cab. Both cab chassis and double cab versions have available pick-up bodies or tray style load areas.
Standard appointments for both models include
- air conditioning,
- power windows,
- central locking with remote keyless entry,
- cloth seat trim
- Radio/CD tuner with MP3 compatibility.
The GLX double cab model adds
- second row seats,
- front driver and passenger sports seats,
- power mirrors,
- centre console box
- remote fuel filler cap.
The 2.4-litre Triton GL and GLX are available in
- White (standard),
- Platoon (pearlescent)
- Red Planet
- Cool Silver.
Pearlescent and metallic paints are optional and are priced at $350.If you are an ABN holder than the GL comes at a dirt cheap $17,990 whilst for the rest of us, the new 2.4-litre two-wheel drive has a RRP of $19,990 for the GL single cab $25,690 for the GLX double cab. Even better, Mitsubishi will give out a Bluetooth phone kits for free whilst the cab chassis variants receive the additional benefit of a fitted tray at no extra cost.