18 January 2019 · Vehicle Reviews
Review | 2019+ Mitsubishi Triton
As one of the most popular utes in Australia the Triton, which makes changes anything about it a big deal. So when Mitsubishi decided to give it a full make-over they knew the risks. But they did the right thing, because the 2019 Triton looks aggressive, had more road presence and a prouder, bolder stance. By keeping the same reliable and trusted engine customers know what they’ll get, while the added safety technology and upgraded suspensions make the new Triton not only safer, but also more comfortable to drive.
The first thing you’ll notice when walking up to the all-new Triton is that it’s bigger. Figure wise it’s not wider, but the bonnet does sit 100mm higher and because of the squarer, more pointy shape the lines are more accentuated. Mitsubishi has gotten rid of the add-on flares and made them part of the body, in the same colour. A major improvement in regards to looks, emphasized by all-new 18-inch rims with a good slab of rubber around them. Inside Mitsubishi made sure to include all the latest technology, both for safety as well as for entertainment. With a handy little extra: rear air-conditioning vents to make live for your passengers more comfortable.
The saying ‘never change a winning concept’ doesn’t really count for the 2019 Triton, but it does under the hood. Mitsubishi decided to keep the familiar, tried and tested 2.4-litre turbo-diesel that delivers 133kW of power and 420Nm of torque. It might not be the most in its class, but will get you anywhere you need to go. Especially paired with the new six-speed automatic, though it’s unfortunately the new Triton didn’t get the sublime 8-speed from the Pajero Sport. What Mitsubishi did improve even further is the Super Select 4WD-system, available on-the-fly. Without getting to technical or into details we can simply say that there are few obstacles the Triton cannot overcome. Very few.
The drive of the new Triton has also become a lot more comfortable, due to a new set of suspension. Not only off-road it excels in keeping the ride well planted and balanced, but also on the tarmac you feel that its smoother and more controlled. Combined with safety features like AEB, blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert the Triton give you a safer, more comfortable and there more enjoyable ride then its predecessor. And it now has LED lighting for a clearer vision.
The cabin of the Triton is spacious too say the least. Even taller passengers will not have to put the seat back all the way and there is ample headspace. Fitting four adults in the dual cab isn’t an issue at all and these rear passengers will be happily surprised to find the aircon vents in the roof. It’s the front passengers that get to play with the 7.0-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto though and in the higher grades get electric seats. With keyless entry and a start-stop button you can leave the key in your pocket, while the controls on the steering wheel are easy to use and placed in the right position. More bolstered seats keep you in place even when shaking around on a bushy track, but when we drove on the road they were just comfortable to sit in, giving you plenty of support.
With a 20-variant range consisting us three body styles and four trim levels in either 4x2 or 4x4 the pricing of the Triton is equally wide. It all starts with a single cab GLX 4x2 manual around $25k. Adding an automatic transmission to this will costs you $2500. A club cab sets you back at least around $35k, with the dual cab going for a bit more. The range tops out at the GLS Premium 4x4 Auto for just over $50k.
After four year the Triton could definitely use a refresh, but Mitsubishi went all-out on this one. They did a great job, not only making the 2019 Triton look better but also adding some safety and technology features it was waiting for. By keeping the same reliable engine there is no doubt about its capabilities, but by upgrading its 4WD-system you can rest assured it will get you even further when going off the beaten track. We can’t wait to take it there.
Interested in a test drive? Come and see the Motorama Mitsubishi team in Moorooka, Springwood or Browns Plains. The Triton comes standard with 5 year/100,000 kilometre factory warranty, but for a limited time with 7 Years/150,000km warranty & 3 Years Capped Price Servicing.