The Mitsubishi Triton dual cab ute has been a tough as nails work horse since its initial release in 2008. This current model is due to be replaced in the second part of this year though, so what that means, if you are a clever shopper you can get some tremendous runout bargains on the current model before the new one is released.
Point the Triton off road in the direction of a dirt track and it is as tough and capable as any dual cab 4WD ute – in fact it might even be more so.
Its all very old school in here, there are no electronic switches to get you in and out of low range. There’s only levers and its very much an old school feel to how the Triton drives – but it is as tough as nails.
You’ve got proper 4WD. You’ve got high-range with and without a center diff-lock, and you’ve got low-range with a center diff-lock.
There aren’t too many situations that will stop a Triton in its tracks.
We know it’s good off-road, so lets head for some sealed surfaces and take a closer look at how it travels on-road.
We’re on some sealed roads and its much less bumpy than it was on the dirt. And… welcome to 1995. If you didn’t think that Mitsubishi built time machines, step inside a Triton and you’ll perhaps reconsider that opinion.
It is very much old-generation in here.
The switch gear, the major controls, the radio – everything looks like it’s a generation old, and it is.
The only real bugbear with the Triton interior, apart from it being so old school, is a problem that still remains and that is the seating position.
The seat is very low to the floor so if you’ve got longer legs they will feel like they are out flat instead of stepped down, and it can be uncomfortable for some drivers.
There is nothing refined about this diesel engine. It’s loud, it’s clattery, it makes a lot of noise at any speed. So if you are looking for a refined city cruiser, don’t go into a Mitsubishi dealer to buy a Triton.
On the other hand, if you want a reliable dual cab ute that will just keep ticking along for hundred’s and thousands of kilometers, and will never let you down, you’d be well advised to take a look at the current Triton.
We started out off road and we’ve done some on road driving today as well, but we’re back off road because the Triton really does love these kind of trails.
As we know, it is going to be superseded later this year, but don’t write the Triton off just yet, because it is still reliable and it is still a tough as nails workhorse.
And its better off road than you might have thought.