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Mitsubishi Triton Review 2015

6 years ago

Good points

  • More refined and quiet than the old model
  • Punchy diesel paired to a smooth manual
  • Quality interior

Needs work

  • Tray sides are very high for loading equipment
  • Power, torque, payload and towing not class-leading
  • New look may be bold, but it’s not handsome
Mitsubishi Triton Review

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:

  • 2015 Mitsubishi Triton GLS (middle trim), with the 2.4-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder (133kW/430Nm) and six-speed manual, in Impulse Blue, with black cloth, priced at $40,990 before on-road costs.

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Key specs (as tested)

Engine
Capacity
2.4L
Cylinders
4
Induction
Single turbocharger
Power
133kW @ 3500rpm
Torque
430Nm @ 2500rpm
Configuration
Conventional
Power to weight ratio
71kW / tonne
Fuel
Fuel type
Diesel
Fuel capacity
75L
Consumption
7.2L / 100km
Average Range
1042km
Drivetrain
Transmission
Manual
Drivetrain
Four wheel drive
Engine configuration
In-line
Gears
6
Dimensions
Length
5280mm
Width
1815mm
Height
1780mm
Unoccupied weight
1875kg
Cargo space seats up
1061L / 950kg
Cargo seats down
N/A

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