2019 Mitsubishi Triton 2WD GLX-R
We video test the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton 2WD GLX-R
Mitsubishi’s Triton has taken on almost legendary status for its evergreen and value for money appeal, and the 2019 model is adding to that reputation.
With a new look, significant improvements in handling and specification levels, the new Triton has already made massive gains for Mitsubishi sales and shows no signs of slowing down.
Mitsubishi’s massive upgrades have refined a working ute, to being a desirable working ute thanks to it being so well equipped, exceptionally well-priced and Mitsubishi’s renowned peace of mind Diamond 10 year warranty programme.
Available in a 14-strong range of configurations, the Mitsubishi Triton has a vehicle for all applications, which again, is part of its enduring appeal.
While the top of the line VRX 4WD is the hero of the hour, the GLX-R grade has proven to be the more popular option for the multi-vehicle or fleet user.
The GLX-R features a 7-inch touchscreen Smartphone Link display incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible audio systems with voice command and steering wheel remote controls.
With a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, the GLX-R comes with active traction control, seven airbags, reversing camera, Trailer Stability Assist, Smart brake and Smart Brake Assist. The safety of the automatic model is further enhanced with a 360° Multi Around View Monitor, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Mitigation.
This particular example is the 2WD GLX-R model which is an extremely capable and easy to operate vehicle in open road or close city environments, while the extremely dependable 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel, with its 135kW of power and more critical 437Nm of torque, makes easy work of the occasional off-road excursion.
A new six-speed transmission – available in either manual or automatic – improves the driveability of the Triton and allows for impressive fuel economy sipping just of 7.7 litres per 100km and 8.4 litres per 100km respectively.
With 18-inch alloys, 3000kg towing capacity, rear sports suspension for strength and coil sprung front for control, the GLX-R 2WD Triton demonstrates Mitsubishi’s commitment to the light commercial vehicle user.
For more information go to http://www.mmnz.co.nz/vehicles/triton/