2019 Mitsubishi Triton has new tricks up its sleeve
The formidable bakkie benefits from fresh styling and numerous under-the-skin improvements
Mitsubishi SA has just whipped the covers off its new and improved Triton bakkie.
Already a formidable machine that works as well off-road as it does on it, the new 2019 model benefits from enhanced exterior styling that's most noticeable when viewed from the front or rear.
Indeed, the sharp-end of the Triton is especially striking, thanks to Mitsubishi's aggressive "Dynamic Shield" design language. The high hood line and narrow headlights do lend it quite an imposing face when compared with its rivals.
It must be said, however, that the most noteworthy improvements are those lurking under the skin, like the all-new six-speed automatic gearbox. Replacing the old five-speed unit and fitted with something called Intelligent Shift Control (ISC), this gearbox promises better acceleration plus improved fuel consumption.
Generally it's a more refined unit, so interior noise levels have also been reduced. Good to know if you are a frequent road-tripper.
The 2019 Triton also boasts an enhanced Super Select II 4WD system that, when paired to the new automatic transmission (a six-speed manual is also available), offers off-road mode for stronger performance across varying terrains. Depending on the conditions they're facing, drivers can select gravel, mud/snow, sand or rock modes for superior traction. Hill-descent control has also been added to the automatic models.
You can also look forward to stronger braking performance (all new 2019 Triton models come equipped with larger front discs and calipers), a more comfortable ride, thanks to bigger rear dampers with increased oil capacity, as well as the addition of three new paint colours: sunflare orange, diamond white metallic and graphite grey metallic.
Pricing for the new 2019 Mitsubishi Triton range is as follows:
2.4L DI-DC M/T 4x2: R509,995
2.4L DI-DC A/T 4x2: R529,995
2.4L DI-DC M/T 4x4: R569,995
2.4L DI-DC A/T 4x4: R589,995
The new Triton is covered by Mitsubishi's manufacturer's warranty of three years or 100,000km, a five-year/90,000km service plan and five-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance. Service intervals are every 10,000km.
Keep an eye out for our driving impressions.