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2016 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mitsubishi Triton has arrived in Australia, sporting new diesel drivetrains, Australian-influenced dynamics, a host of new convenience and technology features, heavily revised exterior styling, and an overhauled, more car-like cabin.

Mitsubishi Australia’s new-generation Triton ute range will initially include 10 variants spanning three body styles (single-cab, club-cab and dual-cab), three trim levels (GLX, GLS and Exceed), two transmissions (six-speed manual and five-speed automatic) and two drive systems (rear- and four-wheel drive).

The entry GLX 4x2 single-cab chassis manual kicks off the range at $24,490 plus on-road costs, which is $1500 more than the base diesel variant in the previous range (the GL), though prices at the top end have fallen, with the headline Exceed priced at $47,490, making it $750 less than its GLX-R predecessor.

Powering all launch variants is a new 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces 133kW at 3500rpm and 430Nm at 2500rpm – up 2kW and a significant 80Nm over the old 2.5-litre unit it replaces.

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The engine pairs with two new transmissions: a six-speed manual (up from the old five-speed) and an optional ($2500) five-speed automatic that’s a new version of the Aisin gearbox from the Pajero.

Despite the meatier torque number, the 2016 Triton’s combined cycle fuel consumption improves between 11 and 21 per cent, with the most frugal variant – the 4x2 single-cab chassis manual – using 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres, and the thirstiest variant – the 4x4 dual-cab pick-up auto) using 7.6L/100km.

An entry-level 94kW 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission will be offered in the new Triton from late 2015.

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Mitsubishi says the 2016 Triton has been “heavily influenced” by Australia’s unique driving conditions and the preferences of local customers.

The car maker says the new model was “thoroughly tested” in Australia during its development, and claims that testing played a central role in determining the global tune for the Triton’s “engine torque characteristics, high-speed stability on gravel surfaces and overall towing performance and stability”.

Mitsubishi claims the new Triton boasts a class-leading 11.8-metre turning circle and has a quicker steering ratio than before (now 3.8 turns lock-to-lock).

The Triton’s braked towing capacity is up 100kg, though at 3100kg it still trails the 3500kg capacity of the class leaders.

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GLX 4x4 variants are equipped with the Easy Select 4WD system that’s operated via a new selector dial, allowing drivers to switch between 2H, 4H and 4L modes on the move.

GLS and Exceed variants get the new-generation Super Select 4WD II system, which offers four driving modes including a locked 4WD mode. The Exceed also comes standard with an electronic rear differential lock.

As reported earlier this month, all 2016 Mitsubishi Triton models have earned ANCAP’s maximum five-star safety rating, with seven airbags and electronic stability control standard across the range. A reverse-view camera is available as an accessory on GLX variants and standard in the higher two grades.

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Standard specification highlights of the tradie-friendly GLX include a tilt- and reach-adjustable steering column, multi-information trip computer, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, USB port, hill start assist and trailer stability assist system.

The sports-styled GLS ($4000 more than its equivalent GLX) adds 17-inch alloy wheels (up from the GLX’s steel 16s), painted bumpers, HID headlights and LED daytime running lights, foglights, side steps, sports bar, reverse-view camera, auto-folding side mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, and an enhanced audio system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen and a DAB digital radio tuner, among other features.

The flagship Exceed (also $4000 more than the equivalent GLS) additionally gains the differential lock, auto headlights and wipers, smart key with push-button start, steering wheel-mounted paddleshifters, leather upholstery and leather-look door trim inserts, power driver’s seat, and the Mitsubishi Multi Communication System with 7.0-inch touchscreen, 3D satellite navigation mapping and SD card reader.

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While retaining the old model’s exterior dimensions and wheelbase, Mitsubishi’s designers have liberated extra headroom, shoulder-room and legroom inside the cabin, and claims to have increased comfort by fitting larger and more supportive front seats and increasing the angle on the rear bench.

It also says extra attention to detail and consideration has been applied to the quality of materials used, claiming a significantly more upmarket feel through the cabin.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Triton officially goes on sale across the Japanese car maker’s national dealer network on May 1.

Read CarAdvice’s 2016 Mitsubishi Triton Review.

 

2016 Mitsubishi Triton pricing (before on-road costs):

GLX 4x2 single-cab chassis manual $24,490

GLX 4x2 single-cab chassis auto $26,990

GLX 4x2 dual-cab pick-up auto $35,990

GLX 4x4 single-cab-chassis manual $32,490

GLX 4x4 club-cab-chassis manual $35,290

GLX 4x4 dual-cab pick-up manual $36,990

GLX 4x4 dual-cab pick-up auto $39,490

GLS 4x4 dual-cab pick-up manual $40,990

GLS 4x4 dual-cab pick-up auto $43,490

Exceed 4x4 dual-cab pick-up auto $47,490

 

2016 Mitsubishi Triton powertrain:

2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine

Six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission

133kW at 3500rpm

430Nm at 2500rpm

7.0-7.6L/100km combined cycle fuel consumption

 

2016 Mitsubishi Triton specifications:

GLX 4x2:

16-inch steel wheels

Halogen headlights

Chrome grille

Manual air conditioning

Tilt and reach steering column

Cruise control with steering wheel controls

Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player, USB port, Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming with voice command and steering wheel controls

Twin LCD trip computer and Multi Information Monitor displaying average fuel consumption and driving distance

Speed limiter

Seven airbags (dual front, side and curtain, and driver’s knee)

ABS, EBA, EBD, ASC, and brake over-ride system

Hill start assist system

Trailer stability assist system

Emergency stop signal function

Alarm and immobiliser

GLX 4x4 (adds over 4x2):

Easy Select 4WD system

Electronic control transfer shift dial

Side steps (club-cab only)

GLS (adds over GLX):

Super Select II 4WD

17-inch alloy wheels

Painted front under-bumper garnish

HID headlamps

LED daytime running lights

Front foglights

Side steps

Rear step bumper

Sports bar

Reverse-view camera

Chrome electric-folding door mirrors with indicators

Three-spoke leather steering wheel

Leather transmission gearknob

Piano black and silver trim panel highlights

Sports trim interior fabric

Fabric door trim inserts

Needle punch carpet with heel pad

Outside temperature indicator

Dual-zone climate control

Display audio with 6.1-inch touchscreen, DAB digital radio

Six-speaker audio system

Exceed (adds over GLS):

Paddleshifters

Differential lock

Leather-look door trim inserts

Smart key with push-button start

Auto headlights and wipers

Leather upholstery

Power driver’s seat

Mitsubishi Multi Communication System infotainment with 7.0-inch touchscreen, 3D satellite navigation mapping and SD card input