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All-New 2.5 Litre Diesel Engine For Mitsubishiâ€™s Two-Wheel Drive Triton Utility Range
We’ve just had a week with the Mitsubishi Triton GLX Double Cab two-wheel drive utility that features an all new 2.5L common-rail direct injection engine and have come away impressed.
Since the current shape ML Series first went on sale in July 2006, buyers have had the option of two petrol engines, a 2.4L 4cyl or a 3.5L V6, and one diesel engine, a 3.2L 4cyl Turbo Diesel that generates 118kW and 347Nm. Prices currently range from $19,990 for an entry level GL Single Cab 4x2 to $52,990 for a GLS Double Cab 4x4.
In March this year, Mitsubishi added a 2.5L 4cyl Common rail diesel with an intercooled turbocharged engine to its 4x2 range. Producing 100kW at 3800 rpm and a significant 314Nm @ 2000 rpm, the new engine is a good fit with the Triton. In city and suburban driving the torque available means that taking off from the lights, even with a load, is a breeze and overtaking on highways there’s no need to drop down a gear.
Available in one trim, GLX, and with the Double Cab body, the vehicle tested costs $28,990 with a 5-Speed manual transmission.
At just over 5 meters in overall length the Dual Cab Triton has room for 5 adults inside and a decent sized cargo bed that measures 1325mm in length and 1470mm in width. The tray comes standard with 4 inner hooks for tying down large objects and an easy to open one touch rear gate handle. The tray bed liner on the test vehicle is available as an accessory which we recommended to protect the tray.
With double wishbone suspension up front and rigid leaf springs in the rear the car would benefit from having a little weight, such as a couple of bags of cement, in the back to soften the ride. The payload is 1,057 kg that equates to 26 standard sized bags of cement!
The 11.8 meter turning circle with power steering means that maneuvering the vehicle in busy traffic or on a building site isn't a chore. We found the front disk and rear drum anti-lock brakes pulled the vehicle up sufficiently in the varied driving conditions we experienced.
The GLX comes with 16” Steel wheels and a front skid plate to combat tough working conditions.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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