Mitsubishi South Africa expanded its Triton line-up to five models. The new model, called the Triton GL, acts as the new entry point to the range and will exclusively be available as a 4x2 and the automaker's six-speed manual gearbox.
Like the rest of the range, the Triton GL is also available in double guise, but the 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine has been detuned to deliver 100kW and 324Nm versus the rest's 132kW/430Nm. Though it's not available in 4x4, the bakkie does feature a limited-slip differential, a 75 litre fuel tank, and rides on 245/70 R16 alloy wheels.
Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors SA, says: "This (new bakkie) is but the first step in our intention to offer greater versatility in the commercial vehicle space and will draw more customers into the Mitsubishi fold. This aggressive price point on our Double Cab GL will without doubt also attract lifestyle consumers due to its accessibility, versatility, and bold contemporary styling."
The Triton GL is underpinned by the same architecture found on the rest of the range. To this end, the ladder chassis proved to be one of the most comfortable in its segment, but it can also hold its own when the loading bay is packed to its 1-tonne carrying capacity. The loading bay also features four cargo hooks.
The new bakkie features double wishbones with coil springs and a stabiliser bar at the front, while the rear features an above-the-axle leaf spring suspension setup.
The bakkie's load bed measures at 1 520mm (L), 1 470mm (W), and 475mm (depth).
• Triton 2.4L DI-DC M/T GL 4x2 - R479 995
• Triton 2.4L DI-DC M/T 4x2 - R594 995
• Triton 2.4L DI-DC A/T 4x2 - R614 995
• Triton 2.4L DI-DC M/T 4x4 - R654 995
• Triton 2.4L DI-DC A/T 4x4 - R674 995
• Triton 4.4L DI-DC A/T 4x4 Xtreme - R734 995
A three-year or 100 000km manufacturer's warranty is standard, along with a five-year or 90 000km service plan. Five-year or unlimited km roadside assistance is also included.