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The Mitsubishi Triton is now officially on sale in PH

All you need to know about the different variants

The Triton range is topped off by the Athlete and the GLS. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

From being unveiled to the world in July 2023, giving a peek during the Japan Mobility Show, and staging a local preview with initial prices last October, Mitsubishi Motor Philippines is officially putting the highly anticipated all-new Triton on sale today.

There are four variants available with three 4WD versions and four 2WD trims—either available with a six-speed manual or with an automatic transmission. Here are the prices:

  • GL 2WD MT – P1,134,000
  • GLX 2WD MT – P1,311,000
  • GLX 2WD AT – P1,383,000
  • GLS 2WD AT – P1,582,000
  • GL 4WD MT – P1,157,000
  • GLX 4WD MT – P1,561,000
  • Athlete 4WD AT – P1,909,000

The Athlete and GLS 2WD AT variants are aimed at personal lifestyle-oriented use, while the GL and GLX variants with simpler equipment levels are meant for fleet or special-conditions use.

The Athlete gets metallic-black bumper garnish with gray accents for a menacing look. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

For starters, the pickup (previously named Strada in our market) grows in size, measuring 5,360mm long, 1,930mm wide, and 1,815mm tall. It has 222mm of ground clearance (203mm on the GL), and a longer wheelbase of 3,130mm.

Both the Athlete and the GLS get full LED lighting down to the fog lamps. Otherwise, it will come with halogen lighting and fog lamps (GLX only).

All other variants will have chrome accents. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Rolling stock consists of 18-inch wheels shod with 265/60 tires for all but the two GL variants. The latter two instead roll on smaller but heavier-duty eight-ply tires (205/60) wrapped around 16-inch steelies.

The Athlete gets exclusive black alloy wheels, while the other 18-inch variants get silver alloys.

Yes, you don't have to spend extra for these, save for the GLS- and Athlete-exclusive sport bars. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

A unique style bar on the pickup bed with black roof rails is the last set of signifiers of being the top-of-the-line variant.

The GLS has its own sport bar. A bed-liner is thankfully standard across the entire lineup, but the two GL variants lack a locking tailgate.

The black-and-orange interior makes the cabin pop. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

On the inside, all get leather-wrapped steering wheels (the GL has urethane). The Athlete comes with orange leather with black suede inserts, and a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

The high-grade black fabrics are comfy and classy. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Meanwhile, the GLS and the GLX get high-grade black fabrics. The GL trims make do with a basic black fabric upholstery.

The driver’s seat on the GLS and GLX variants gets six-way manual adjustments, while the GL only has four-way manual adjustments. All variants get four-way front passenger seat adjustments.

Lots of modern tech to be found in this cabin. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

For in-car tech, the Athlete and the GLS come with a nine-inch infotainment system with six speakers, and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Wireless charging and dual-zone automatic climate control are also standard on these two, as well as keyless entry operation and push-start ignition.

Meanwhile, the GLX variants have a smaller eight-inch infotainment with wired smartphone connectivity, single-zone automatic climate control, and simplified remote keyless entry. They all come with six speakers and USB Type A and Type C connectors.

The two GL variants come with a simple integrated audio system with AM/FM radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Only two front speakers play the tunes, and you only have manual keys.

The Athlete is the variant to get if you want the best-performing Triton. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The Triton has a new 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine known as the 4N16.

The Athlete variant gets the twin-turbo motor that outputs 201hp and 470Nm. It also has seven driving modes with Super Select II 4WD, active yaw control, and electric power steering.

The single-turbo variants are no slouch, either. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

All other variants get the lower-output, single-turbo engine with 180hp and 430Nm. Only the Easy Select 4WD mechanism and hydraulic power steering are present here, but all 4WD variants get a rear differential lock for better off-road traction and versatility.

Even more safety tech and driver-assistance systems inside. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The Athlete and the GLS receive a fully featured suite of advanced driver-assistance systems and a 360° camera (the GLX only comes with a single reversing camera).

Features like forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning with lane-changing assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, and auto high beam are present.

Hill-descent control, emergency assist for pedal misapplication, lane departure warning, and parking sensors are exclusive to the Athlete variant.

So, which variant are you getting? PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The GL, the GLX, and the GLS have three airbags. The Athlete ups the ante with side and curtain airbags. All have ABS-EBD with emergency brake assist, active stability and traction control, hill-start assist, and trailer stability assist.

If you’re interested to try or reserve the truck, you can visit Bridgetowne Estate at E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Quezon City, until January 28 (Sunday). Have you decided which one to get?

Botchi Santos

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