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All-New 2.5 Litre Diesel Engine For Mitsubishi’s Two-Wheel Drive Triton Utility Range

February 29th, 2008



 

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has announced the addition of an all-new 2.5-litre Common Rail Direct Injection Diesel engine to its popular two-wheel drive Triton utility range.

Generating 100kW of power @ 3800rpm and a handy 314Nm of torque @ 2000rpm, the new 2.5-litre diesel Triton is sure to appeal to small business owners, couriers and trades people who require safe, comfortable and economical transport for both business and private use.

“The two-wheel drive utility market is a dynamic segment in Australia. Last year we launched the all-new 2.4-litre petrol two-wheel drive Triton variant, and increased our sales in that segment by almost 40 per cent,” said Robert McEniry, MMAL’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Now that Mitsubishi can offer our consumers the added option of an economical yet flexible 2.5-litre diesel engine, I look forward to even further increases in our two-wheel drive utility sales.”

The new 2.5-litre diesel will be available in both single cab and dual cab body styles when it goes on sale in Australia in March. One highly specified GLX variant will be available mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.

Standard safety specifications will include dual front driver SRS airbags, ABS braking system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, seatbelt pretensioners and side intrusion bars.

The Triton’s interior will incorporate hard-wearing functionality with comfort and style. Air conditioning, power windows, central locking with remote keyless entry, variable intermittent windscreen wipers, sports front seats and 16-inch steel wheels are all standard on the GLX, and several option packs will be available to further customise individual vehicles.

The new 2.5-litre diesel two-wheel drive Triton will join the extended Triton family which includes a selection of 2.4-litre petrol or 3.5-litre V6 petrol engines on the 4X2 and the 3.5-litre V6 petrol or a 3.2-litre CDI diesel engines on the 4X4.

Versatile and tough yet comfortable and generously appointed, the Triton utility can turn its hand to almost anything. Its bold, powerful styling ensures it stands out on the road, while its impressive list of safety features and high-quality build make it strong, reliable and a pleasure to drive.

MMAL CEO and President Robert McEniry said the 4X2 diesel automatic was a welcome addition to the Triton family.

“We now have an extensive range of tough, reliable vehicles with variants to suit any need,” he said. “Customer feedback suggests the two-wheel drive diesel – especially with the automatic transmission - is a variant that will find great popularity in the market and so we expect it to do very well.”

The first vehicles will be available from Mitsubishi’s national dealer network of over 200 dealers from March this year.


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