For many years, Toyota has been the king of dual cab recreational ute segment. However, its dominance is coming under threats from a rising army of options, from Ford to Mazda to Volkswagen’s classy Amarok. Now Mitsubishi Triton has joined the race and is showing no signs of backing off.
There are more sophisticated ute segments in the market, but not many can meet your household need as well as the Mitsubishi Triton can. While its economy is a bit disappointing, its towing firmness is very much its muscles.
There is a huge range of body variants: single cab, extra cab or double cab. Then there is the option of 2 or 4-wheel drive. In terms of exterior appearance, Tritons are very basic with short steel wheels as well as unpainted bumpers.
The car is also smaller in terms of the size and its tires are not designed for grip. However, for load-carrying or towing, Triton is famously capable.
While it is rough on the outside, one does not need to rough it in the inside. The interior boasts an array of luxurious features for a comfy drive. The dual cab is ergonomically made which is vital when driving for a long time.
There is plenty of head, shoulder and leg space in the both the rear and the front seats to accommodate 5 people. The ute comes with gear knob and leather steering wheel to provide extra comfort to the car’s driving experience.
The vehicle features sports mode automatic transmission which means you can switch between the simplicity of an automatic or enjoy the manual control. For your convenience, cruise and audio controls are fitted in the steering wheel.
This means you can access all of your favorite music without taking your hands off the wheel. It also comes with the state-of-the-art connectivity system which uses Bluetooth to connect your devices. Ensuring safety while driving, you can control the main phone calls with a voice command or steering wheels controls.
Both the 4WD and the 2WD Tritons are full of features that you would not expect from a real work and off-road car. They include the armory of safety features. Actually, the vehicle has earned a 4-star safety rating – very re-assuring if you are towing big load or you are off the rim of the map.
The interior is mounted with driver and front airbags to protect the occupants in case of a head-on collision. There are also side airbags fitted to all double cab models for optimal safety in case of a side-on collision.
All the side airbags activate from the seat’s side to guard the torso while the curtain airbags inflate from the roof to guard the head.
The vehicles are powered by 2.5L Turbo Diesel engine which is available in two power and torque configurations depending on the kind of model you pick. The engine will exceed your expectations making sure your vehicle delivers no matter where you are driving on.
Whether you are towing load, you can be confident in its ability to get you to your destination without a glitch.
It is tough to beat the powerful towing power of the Triton. A 4×4 diesel range can haul up to a three tonnes making it perfect for growing families.