Revealed internationally only recently, Mitsubishi Motors Australia has launched the midlife facelift for its popular Triton ute locally, with the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton on sale now. A significant styling overhaul, as well as incorporating many new active safety technologies – many exclusive to the Triton in the ute segment – and value changes see the Triton as more complete than before.
Priced from $22,490 plus on-road costs, pricing for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has increased by up to $2,000 on some models, but with more standard equipment on all available models, its value equation has also improved.
According to the company, “MITSUBISHI Motors Corporation’s pickup truck series celebrated its 40th anniversary in September, 2018. In the 40 years since the launch of the Triton to the end of September 2018, cumulative global sales have topped 4.7 million units as the series enjoys wide-ranging support around the world.”
“The current Triton combines the functionality and reliability that define a pickup truck with passenger car levels of comfort, embodying a Sport Utility Truck concept that sees it widely used for both private and commercial purposes as it meets the diversifying needs and wishes of customers.”
Again available in three bodystyles – single cab, club cab and popular dual cab – the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton offers a huge range for buyers, with GLX models forming the entry point to the range, the GLX+ as the one step up value model and GLS and GLS Premium sitting at the top of the local range. As before, a 133kW/430Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel is standard on most models, while a 94kW/194Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is available on the entry level GLX single cab base model.
A new six-speed automatic transmission replaces the former five-speed unit on diesel models, while a six-speed manual is otherwise standard on the diesel – except the GLS Premium dual cab, which gets the automatic as standard. Mitsubishi lists fuel economy as ranging between 7.9L/100km and 8.6L/100km for the diesel, and 11.4L/100km for the base model’s 2.4-litre petrol engine.
Mitsubishi have revised the Triton lineup for 2019, with the GLX sitting at the entry point to the range. Available in all three bodystyles and with both the petrol and diesel engines in both manual and automatic forms, the GLX is aimed mostly at trades businesses. As such, its equipment levels aren’t too long – standard equipment includes seven airbags, cruise control, air conditioning, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors on pick up models, vinyl floors and a 6.1-inch infotainment screen.
Available on the dual cab only is the GLX ADAS, which includes forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, automatic headlights with rain-sensing wipers, lane departure warning and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. Unfortunately, the ADAS package is only available on the dual cab bodystyle, and is only $800 more than the GLX at $38,290 plus on-road costs.
The GLX+ sits above the GLX and includes more standard equipment, including the ADAS option package, a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB+ digital radio, climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels and sidesteps. GLX+ variants are priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs.
Above the GLX+ sits the GLS, which is only available in dual cab form. The GLS then includes 18-inch alloy wheels, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high beam, misacceleration collision mitigation, hill descent control, front parking sensors, a rear USB port, roof-mounted rear airvents, dual-zone climate control, carpet floors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, electric-folding mirrors, a sports bar and revised rear leaf springs. The Triton GLS is priced from $44,490 plus on-road costs.
At the top of the range is the GLS Premium, which is priced from $51,990 plus on-road costs. The GLS Premium adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, an electric driver’s seat, an 18-inch alloy spare wheel, a 360º parking camera, keyless entry and start, a nudge bar and tub liner.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton pricing (plus on-road costs):
4X2 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L petrol manual: $22,490
4X2 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel automatic: $25,990
4X2 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel automatic: $28,490
4X4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel manual: $32,990
4X4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel automatic: $35,490
4×4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel manual: $35,490
4×4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel automatic: $38,790
4×4 GLX+ Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel manual: $40,490
4×2 GLX ADAS Pick Up 2.4L diesel automatic: $36,290
4×4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel manual: $36,240
4×4 GLX ADAS Cab Chassis 2.4L diesel automatic: $39,540
4×4 GLX 2.4L diesel manual: $37,490
4×4 GLX 2.4L diesel automatic: $39,990
4×4 GLX ADAS 2.4L diesel manual: $38,290
4×4 GLX ADAS 2.4L diesel automatic: $40,790
4×4 GLX+ 2.4L diesel manual: $39,990
4×4 GLX+ 2.4L diesel automatic: $42,490
4×4 GLS 2.4L diesel manual: $44,490
4×4 GLS 2.4L diesel automatic: $46,990
4×4 GLS Premium 2.4L diesel automatic: $51,990
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton range is on sale now. Stay tuned to Chasing Cars for more news and reviews.