Recently launched in Thailand and slated for an early 2024 release in Japan, the all-new Mitsubishi Triton (locally recognized as the L200) promises an ambitious production projection of 200,000 units across 100 countries.
Mitsubishi's deep-rooted involvement in refining the Triton's standout features is evident, with President and CEO Takao Kato highlighting their commitment to infuse the truck with a distinctive "Mitsubishi Motors-ness" aligned for the modern era. A reengineered ladder frame, a product of Mitsubishi's innovation, fortifies the Triton, enhancing its road prowess and ride comfort while upholding robustness and durability. Despite the body's reduced weight, durability during loading and collision energy dispersion have significantly improved.
This evolution extends to an upgraded suspension and an enhanced four-wheel drive system, elevating the Triton's on-road performance, rendering it a versatile choice across varied terrains. Enhanced drive modes further amplify its adaptability across diverse landscapes. Under the hood, Mitsubishi offers three versions of the four-cylinder 4N16 clean diesel engine, ranging from a 110 kW or 135 kW 'standard' option to a potent 150 kW 'high-output' variant, all turbocharged. The high-output variant boasts an upgraded turbocharger and combustion system. Transmission choices abound, featuring a six-speed automatic transmission with Sports mode and a six-speed manual transmission, both complementing all engine specifications seamlessly.
Inside, meticulous design delivers a user-centric experience. The instrument panel prioritizes visibility, a crucial factor for navigating uneven terrain. A blend of soft pads, geometric patterns, and metallic accents modernizes the Triton's interior. Careful attention to usability defines the Triton's selectors, dials, and switches, engineered for effortless operation even when wearing gloves. Steering wheel, grips, and door handles prioritize comfort and solidity, ensuring a confident driving experience. Safety is paramount, with features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, collectively enhancing the Triton's safety profile.
While its arrival in Singapore remains unconfirmed, Mitsubishi's focus on ASEAN markets hints at a potential local launch, given its strong commercial vehicle presence, making it a promising prospect for the region.
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