New utes are launching left, right and centre in Australia’s light commercial market. With each new model more refined and car-like, that’s making the choice less obvious for all sorts of buyers. These utes, including the new Mitsubishi Triton that we borrowed recently, still have be workhorses—but the rise of the utility for private use given their attractive small business tax status, means these models have got to compete with SUVs for comfort, as well.
The new Triton is the latest of the new models to drop, but it will be closely followed by the Nissan Navara NP300 (details here), and the eighth-generation Toyota HiLux (details here) later this year. Is Mitsubishi’s offering good enough to ward off the other newbies? And has it been improved so much over the old shape that it’s able to play with the leaders of the segment, the Volkswagen Amarok and the Ford Ranger?
We took home a mid-spec GLS dual-cab manual to find out all that. So, how does the Mitsubishi stack up? Don’t miss our video review above—just click the image to start playback.
ChasingCars.com.au borrowed this vehicle for our Mitsubishi Triton review:
Key specs (as tested)
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