2024 MITSUBISHI TRITON: HIGHLIGHTS

  • Increased dimensions of new, rugged design provides what Mitsubishis says is superior comfort, capacity and stability.
  • Over 1 tonne payload across the entire range.
  • New 2.4 litre bi-turbo diesel engine lifts max. power and torque to 150kW (+10%) and 470Nm (+7%) with improved fuel economy (-10%) and lower CO2 emissions (-9%).
  • Significant upgrades to safety, comfort and off-road performance.
  • Top of the range 4WD VRX Double Cab Wellside special launch price of $59,990 +ORC.

Superior all-round performance, improved safety technology and a more robust design with greater cabin and cargo space combine to make the Next Generation Triton a beast to be reckoned with, says Tony Johnston, Chief Operating Officer at Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand (MMNZ).

“In recent years, Triton has emerged as a serious challenger at the front of the pack – and this latest evolution reinforces its claim as one of the best-equipped utes on the market,” said Johnston.

“We believe it will turn a lot of heads; especially with special launch prices on offer for almost every model, headlined by the 4WD VRX at $10,000 below RRP.

“At the end of 2022, we took delivery of 5,000 Triton units to meet overwhelming customer demand. This year, we surpassed a total of 50,000 Tritons sold in New Zealand. We are incredibly proud of that achievement and genuinely excited about what this Next Generation range has to offer, as Triton continues to go from strength to strength.”

2024 Mitsubishi Triton: Strength In Numbers

The overall length and width of the chassis has increased compared to the current Triton, with an extra 130mm between the wheels reducing rear overhang – all of which should add up to better stability, cargo capacity and towing performance.

Next Generation Triton provides a maximum braked towing capacity of 3,500kg – and the new model’s suspension and chassis frame upgrades ensure that driving stability is improved even when towing a standard full-size trailer, says Mitsubishi.

With a payload capacity in excess of 1 tonne, the wellside body has a longer and wider cargo bed to accommodate a euro-style pallet (1200mm x 800mm).

The chassis frame itself is also completely new, constructed with high-tensile materials to better absorb road noise and vibrations for more comfortable and safer driving on rough roads and over long distances.

New front and rear suspension contributes further to improved handling and comfort on all road types.

2024 Mitsubishi Triton: Improved Powertrain

Packed with more power (150kW) and torque (470Nm) than its predecessor, as well as improved emission reduction technology and fuel economy, Next Generation Triton delivers where it counts, according to Mitsubishi.

All models feature Mitsubishi’s new 2.4 litre bi-turbo diesel engine (4N16) with torque available from low in the rev range, integrated with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The introduction of AdBlue in an SCR (selective catalytic reduction) system enables the Next Generation Triton to comply with strict Euro6B emissions regulations.

All of this combines to achieve fuel efficiency figures of 8.8L/100km with 233 g/km CO2 emissions in the top of the range 24MY VRX – compared with figures of 9.8L/100km and 257 g/km CO2 from its 23MY predecessor (WLT-3P calculations). 

2024 Mitsubishi Triton: Off-Road

According to Mitsubishi, the Triton has best-in-class off-road capability, developed through Mitsubishi Motors’ rally heritage and extensive testing in some of the harshest conditions around the world.

A rear diff lock is standard across the range, enhancing Triton’s ability to get out of the toughest situations. Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD II is standard on all 4WD models, offering four drive modes to suit different road conditions with the unique option of full-time 4WD.

A newly developed AYC system (Active Yaw Control; aka torque vectoring) helps the vehicle to turn on a safe line, and as the driver intended, even on slippery gravel or snow.

2024 Mitsubishi Triton: Safety

Already well-stocked with safety technology in its previous form, the Next Generation Triton benefits from ten additional advanced safety systems, including features not seen before in a Mitsubishi.

Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA) employs radar to alert the driver via visual and audio alarms if an approaching vehicle is detected when entering an intersection.

Driver Monitoring System (DMS) can detect and alert a potential lack of driver attention through the use of a camera on the steering wheel column to monitor the driver’s face. If the system judges that the driver is falling asleep or is distracted, it will issue a warning with an alarm and display.

Both technologies make their first appearance in the Mitsubishi range and, for the first time, Adaptive Cruise Control has been added to all Triton models.

Other notable additions across the Triton range include Lane Departure Prevention and Emergency Lane Assist. Rear Automatic Emergency Braking is available on all wellside models with a Multi Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection (MOD).

Every model is equipped with eight airbags, including a new centre airbag designed to achieve a five-star ANCAP rating.

2024 Mitsubishi Triton: Cab Comforts

SUV-style comfort has been the goal for the Next Generation Triton interior, particularly in seat comfort and AC performance. Its larger footprint means more room for driver and passengers. The in-cab experience is further enhanced through redesigned seats, with power lumbar support and a large range of position adjustments for the driver.

Reduction of road noise and vibrations as a result of the chassis and suspension upgrades results in a quieter interior environment, which is further improved by new sound insulation on the doors.

Up front, a 9” Smartphone Link Display Audio system marks a significant upgrade on the previous 7” display and comes with an embedded navigation system, AM/FM radio and wireless Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay functionality.

The overall base spec of the interior has improved, with finer touches available as you move up the range. In terms of exterior styling, spec is enhanced in the step up from GLX to GLXR to VRX models, with the addition of larger alloys, stylish accents and distinctive grille designs.

The top of the range VRX features a body-colour high-grade grille, black 18”alloy wheels fitted with 265/60R18 Maxxis tyres and smart black detailing with titanium accents.

“All said and done, every model in this exceptional Next Generation Triton range offers a significant upgrade on what has come before,” said Johnston. “It is a truly impressive beast – our best yet by some distance – and we can’t wait to see it roaming in our backyard!”

Stock is due to arrive in early 2024. Customers can place a deposit on the first arrivals now, by visiting www.mmnz.co.nz/offers/next-gen-triton/

 The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton Range In Full:

GLXRRPLaunch Price
2WD GLX Single Cab Chassis$44,990 +ORC$38,690 +ORC 
2WD GLX Double Cab Chassis $50,990 +ORC$41,990 +ORC
2WD GLX Double Cab Wellside $52,990 +ORC$43,990 +ORC
4WD GLX Single Cab Chassis$52,990 +ORC$43,990 +ORC
4WD GLX Club Cab Chassis$55990 +ORC$46,740 +ORC
4WD GLX Club Cab Wellside$57,990 +ORC$48,740 +ORC
4WD GLX Double Cab Chassis$58,990 +ORC$48,740 +ORC
4WD GLX Double Cab Wellside$60,990 +ORC$50,740 +ORC
 
GLX-RRRPLaunch Price
2WD GLX-R Double Cab Chassis$53,990 +ORC$44,990 +ORC
2WD GLX-R Double Cab Wellside$56,990 +ORC$46,990 +ORC
4WD GLX-R Double Cab Chassis$61,990 +ORC$51,990 +ORC
4WD GLX-R Double Cab Wellside$63,990 +ORC$53,990 +ORC
 
VRXRRPLaunch Price
2WD VRX Double Cab Chassis $58,990 +ORC$49,990 +ORC
2WD VRX Double Cab Wellside$60,990 +ORC$51,990 +ORC
4WD VRX Double Cab Chassis$68,990 +ORC$57,990 +ORC
4WD VRX Double Cab Wellside $69,990 +ORC$59,990 +ORC
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How on earth to start this? I've been car/bike/truck crazy since I was a teen. Like John, I had the obligatory Countach poster on the wall. I guess I'm more officially into classic and muscle cars than anything else - I currently have a '65 Sunbeam Tiger that left the factory the same day as I left the hospital as a newborn with my mother. How could I not buy that car? In 2016 my wife and I drove across the USA in a brand-new Dodge Challenger, and then shipped it home. You can read more on www.usa2nz.co.nz. We did this again in 2019 in a 1990 Chev Corvette - you can read about that trip on DriveLife. I'm a driving instructor and an Observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists - trying to do my bit to make our roads safer.

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