Category: Mitsubishi Triton

Reasons To Buy The New Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab

Posted by on 16 Sep 2022

Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab Back With A Vengeance

Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab Back With A Vengeance

Following Mitsubishi’s lengthy absence from the workhorse arena, the new Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab bakkie is specially designed for commercial users and fleet owners. This rugged, reliable and hard-working bakkie is the perfect addition to just about any type of business. With a powerful engine, big payload capacity and good overall build quality, no job is too big or too small for the Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab.

A New Look For Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab

The Mitsubishi Triton S/C is the beginning of the facelifted Triton range which will be rolled out to the South African market in due time. One of the most notable changes is the exterior design cues as they’ve modernised the single cab Mitsubishi Triton GL.

It comes standard with a black grille, black door handles, mirror, tailgate handle, black rear bumper and black side steps. Other features on the entry-level workhorse include

  • halogen headlamps
  • central locking
  • electric windows
  • vinyl cover on seats
  • air-conditioning
  • dual front airbags
  • immobiliser
  • ABS with EBD
  • limited slip differential
  • 16-inch steel wheels

Spacious and Modernised Cabin

The interior of the Mitsubishi Triton GLS single cab might be basic by modern standards but it is functional, practical and hard-wearing — exactly the characteristics you want from a workhorse. The seats are comfortable and covered in vinyl to keep the dirt and dust at bay. Although it doesn’t have an infotainment system, it comes standard with air-conditioning and electric windows.

Good Build Quality And Reliability

The new entry-level Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab offers fleet owners and businesses quality, reliability, durability and fuel efficiency. Considering the rising fuel prices, good fuel economy for a hard-working bakkie is of the utmost importance.

The single cab Mitsubishi Triton GL rides on 16-inch steel wheels suspended by heavy-duty above-the-axle leaf springs at the rear. At the front is a double wishbone system incorporating coil springs and a stabiliser bar for a comfortable ride laden or unladen.

According to Mitsubishi, the Triton GL single cab has a one-ton payload capacity, about 985kg to be specific which makes it ideal for the workload of a small business. It also features integrated cargo hooks to help secure loads with relative ease.

Powerful Engine and Impressive Driveability

The new Mitsubishi Triton GL single cab is exclusively 4×2 with a six-speed manual gearbox. Driven by the automaker’s tried-and-tested DOHC intercooled 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, it sends power to the rear wheels, generating 100 kW and 324 Nm of peak torque which means there is plenty of power on tap.

The limited-slip differential helps to distribute power to all the wheels and maintains traction when one wheel slips. At the same time, it keeps controllable power flowing to the wheels with the most grip which also improves performance and fuel efficiency.

“In, some situations the limited slip diff will perform as good as a 4WD vehicle with open differentials.” It offers more control over power delivery, explains Jeffrey Allison, General Manager of Marketing at MMSA.

The average fuel consumption is approximately 8,0 l/100 km which is impressive for a bakkie in today’s market. This is further bolstered by a big 75-litre fuel tank to ensure economical long distance-travelling.

Final Verdict On The Mitsubishi Triton GL Single Cab

The Mitsubishi Triton GL single cab is perfect for anyone looking for a reliable and affordable workhorse. It comes with a 2.4L diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission and a payload capacity of 985kg.

The price of a new Mitsubishi Triton GL single cab is R409,995*, which is R75,000 cheaper than the double cab. It includes a three-year/100,000km warranty, five-year/90,000km service plan and five-year/unlimited km roadside assistance package.

The Mitsubishi Triton GL single cab is a more versatile commercial vehicle which seems to be a direct result of MMSA’s consumer-centric approach. They listened to their consumers and acted accordingly to deliver what is certainly a no-frills workhorse.

According to Jeffrey Allison: “The launch of the Single Cab is firmly directed at the fleet and small business market and aimed to provide a cost-effective solution in the face of the steadily rising price of fuel and the recent repo rates hike.”

For more information on the new Mitsubishi Triton single cab or to test drive this ruggedly good-looking workhorse, visit our showrooms in Kuils River or Stellenbosch.

* Pricing is accurate as of September 2022

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Comparing The Mitsubishi Triton, Toyota Hilux And Isuzu D-Max

Posted by on 11 Aug 2022

Which 4x4 Double Cab – Triton, Hilux Or D-Max?

Which 4×4 Double Cab – Triton, Hilux Or D-Max?

My grandfather once refused to buy a specific bakkie because the tail lights wrapped around the corners of the load bed, and these would have been knocked out within a week on his farm.
But the days of choosing a bakkie because you are a farmer or a builder are long gone unless you are a farmer or builder.

Thing is, most of us buy bakkies because they represent the lifestyle we want. Your top-range double cab 4×4 offerings today will give you more luxury and safety than a grand sedan ten or twenty years ago, as well as a load bed and major off-road capability.

Most of these bakkies are drive driven in town most of the time and their characteristics reflect this. They accelerate and brake well, are easy to park and comfortable to drive. They have all the aircon, airbags and sound you could want.

So Which One Do You Choose?

For the sake of brevity, let’s look at the Mitsubishi Triton, the Toyota Hilux and the Isuzu D-Max, among the top DC 4×4 models. Let’s be clear: in terms of on-paper spec, there is not much between them. The Triton is the lighter of the three and its shorter wheelbase gives it a nimbler ride, but that is about it.

The Hilux has been the top seller for generations, but recently its sales have slumped. This could be partly because of supply shortages. Apart from chips and other imported components being bedevilled by global logistics, its KZN plant has suffered civil unrest and repeated flooding.

Rather than wait for the stock, buyers would choose one of the other options on the market. This has become easier as the available options have become more competitive.

People now buy these bakkies using the mixture of logic and desire always used to buy passenger cars. Cost, power, speed, luxury features, safety and warranty. To that add beauty (eye of the beholder), style, standing out from the crowd – emotional or perceived values difficult to quantify.

Take the Triton. The top model Triton D/C 2.4L Xtreme 4X4 A/T starts at R748K. For that, you get the engine standard to the range, the MIVEC DOHC Intercooled Turbo Diesel with 133kW@3500rpm and 430 Nm@2500rpm with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The fuel consumption is an incredible 7.6L/100km – not bad for a full-sized 4X4.

In terms of safety and luxury features, the Triton is up there with the best of the competition with seven airbags and leather seats and the rest of it.

So it boils down to personal preference, the subjective factors that make us choose one over the other. Maybe it is the looks, the sporty grille and mean-looking headlights, or the curve where the cab meets the load bed. The handsome 18-inches or the wide range of optional extras.

Whatever it is, the Mitsubishi Triton is worth a look and a test drive when it is time to choose your next double cab.

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A Double Cab Bakkie Under R500K – Mitsubishi Triton GL

Posted by on 20 Apr 2022

Mitsubishi Triton GL

The Mitsubishi Triton GL double cab bakkie

The Mitsubishi Triton lives in the high end of the market in terms of what it offers, but its pricing has always been aggressively affordable. Now Mitsubishi has thrown down a very serious gauntlet with the GL M/T 4×2 priced R115K lower than the next trim level.

This new Triton seems to be aimed at fleet owners, SMEs and those looking for a double cab lifestyle at a very good price.

We all know features add to the price, especially in the double cab space. Mitsubishi did some careful cutting to reach this exceptional price, but the GL is by no means a box on wheels.

The most noticeable difference is the engine. While still the familiar 2.4-litre intercooled turbo-diesel, it produces 100kW and 324 Nm versus the 133 kW and 430 Nm of the more expensive models. Power is transmitted via a six-speed manual through a limited-slip differential to the rear wheels.

You get a touchscreen sound system that can be upgraded to Apple/Android connectivity, electric windows and side mirrors. You also get auto air conditioning.

The standard leather upholstery has been replaced with quite good looking dark grey fabric. There is a centre armrest with a cup holder, a four-spoke urethane steering wheel, a USB port and a 12v accessory socket. The GL rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.

On the safety side, it is also full service, with front airbags, ABS, EBD and brake override system, DRL lamp on the bumper and ISOFIX child seat anchors in the back.

Like all Triton models, the GL comes with a 3-year/100 000km warranty and a 5-year/90 000km service plan.

Priced at well under R500K, starting at only R480 995, the GL fills a very prominent gap in the demanding double cab market. If you can live with fabric upholstery and rear-wheel drive only, the GL offers you the ride and build quality of a Mitsubishi Triton at a great price. We suspect the compelling combination of price and features will attract smaller businesses and a large chunk of lifestyle buyers who up to now had to settle for less appealing options.

Why not book a test drive of the new Mitsubishi GL M/T 4×2 and see if this brand new package hits your motoring sweet spot?

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Bakkie Buffs Rate The Mitsubishi Triton – Here’s Why

Posted by on 18 Jan 2022

Mitsubishi Triton

The Mitsubishi Triton bakkie

The popularity of cars, and especially bakkies, is often driven by herd behaviour. “He drives one, and she, and they, so I had better drive one as well.” Some say a bakkie is a bakkie, but they are wrong. Those who truly know bakkies, and know what is important in a top-range one, rate the Mitsubishi Triton very highly indeed. Why? Let’s look at a couple of standout attributes.

The Blend Of Stylish And Practical Design

The Triton looks like it should be streaked with mud, even brand new on the showroom floor. The Dynamic Shield design gives it a robust, bundu-ready appearance. But it is not just the looks – the huge 18-inch wheels and high mounted headlamps and fog lights immediately suggest serious off-road capability.

Yet the Triton is a premium twin cab and needs to take you on- or off-road in comfort. Features not found, or optional extras on other bakkies, come standard with the Triton. These include tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column with a multi-function leather steering wheel that has audio and cruise control, voice control Bluetooth, touchscreen infotainment, dual-zone aircon, electric windows, USB and accessory plugs, leather seats, chromatic rearview mirror and electrically adjustable driver seat.

As Safe As You Can Make A Bakkie

Not all South African drivers always drive safely, to put it mildly. Vehicle safety, therefore, rates as one of the most important areas drivers consider. Consider the safety features of the Triton.

The whole range comes with RISE – Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution, seven airbags, side-impact bars, ISOFIX for child seats, active stability and traction control, ABS and EBD, brake assist, hill-start assist, DRL, auto door lock, rear camera, keyless operating and high brake light on the tailgate.

A Choice Of 4×2 And 4×4 Models

The Mitsubishi Triton double cab comes in both manual and 6 speed auto for both 4×2 and 4×4 versions, but there is more. You know that neighbour who recently bought a bakkie that looks like it was used in the last Mad Max movie? You can now cruise past in your new Triton Xtreme 4×4 Auto and give him a friendly smile…

Power, Torque And Great Mileage

All Mitsubishi Triton models come with the exceptional 2.4-litre turbo-diesel with common rail direct injection. The low compression offers very low fuel consumption without sacrificing either power or torque – 133kW at 3500rpm and 430Nm at 2500rpm.

Peace Of Mind

You will get a 3 year/100 000km manufacturer’s warranty, unlimited mileage roadside assistance for five years and a 5 year/90 000km service plan. You can enjoy driving your Triton and not worry about a thing.

Have A Look

Why not have a look at the five models of the Mitsubishi Triton available, and book a test drive of the one you like?

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Why The Mitsubishi Xpander 7-Seater Is A Worthy Contender

Posted by on 20 Sep 2021

2021 Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Xpander 7-seater is already a favourite!

The brand-new offering from the Japanese automaker combines the versatility of an MPV with the sportiness of an SUV. The multi-purpose Mitsubishi Xpander is making waves in a hotly contested market and could become a South African favourite. It’s no surprise, really, as the Mitsubishi Xpander is not only more affordable than similar 7-seaters from other brands but it comes with features you might not expect at this price point.

Mitsubishi Xpander: Rising Through The Ranks

Since the 2016 launch of the Mitsubishi Xpander in Asia, the car has been a resounding success. It’s no different in South Africa as July 2021 showed that the Xpander was Mitsubishi’s second best-selling car with 65 new units which is just two units shy of the much more established Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

While the figures may not seem mind-blowing, it’s almost on par with a Mitsubishi stalwart and that in itself is a worthy statement. Still relatively new compared to other 7-seaters, the Mitsubishi Xpander is already showing its worth and here is a closer look at the styling aspects, technology and performance.

Striking Looks At A Highly Competitive Price

The first thing you’ll notice on the Mitsubishi Xpander is the futuristic-looking front design, taking inspiration from the Mitsubishi Triton and Pajero Sport. Unlike many other 7-seaters that don’t cost a fortune, the Xpander has the interior of a multi-purpose vehicle but it’s all SUV action on the outside.

The daytime running lights, grille, fog and headlights appear as one complete piece which is certainly something different but it’s not out of place against a white body colour. With sporty 15-inch alloy wheels on the manual model and 16-inch on the automatic derivative, wide flared fenders, the Mitsubishi Xpander looks tougher than similar cars in the segment.

The headlights are crystal clear combined with daytime running lights and L-illuminated LED taillights flowing seamlessly onto the tailgate to add further impetus to the overall look. It has a higher ground clearance of 205 mm which is just another feature that not only adds flavour but it also emphasises its sporty but practical capabilities.

Incredible Attention To Detail

The basic interior is what you’d expect with parts like the dashboard and door panels made from hard plastic. However, the quality of workmanship is second to none following the principle of ‘Omotenashi’ for the driver and passengers. Loosely translated, it means “attention to detail and anticipating the guests’ needs.”

A closer look will reveal features with a stitching pattern to emulate a leather trim stitching. Standard features include the following:

  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column
  • All-around electric windows
  • Bluetooth with hands-free voice control
  • USB port
  • Three 12V sockets
  • Full-automatic air conditioning
  • Rear air circulator

The multi-information display is not overly massive but it has everything you need and, more importantly, it’s easy to use.

The Mitsubishi Xpander is certainly not short on space as there is ample room across the board thanks to the 60/40 split. It gets even bigger when you fold down the third row of seats and unlike some other brands, it goes completely flat.

Mitsubishi Xpander Performance and Fuel Economy

The new Mitsubishi Xpander seems to have it all figured out with good performance, fuel consumption and reduced noise. According to Mitsubishi, it’s made possible thanks to their durable 1.5-litre DOHC 16-valve aluminium block engine.

It features Mitsubishi’s Intelligent Innovative Valve Timing Lift Electronic Control (MIVEC) system and ECI multipoint fuel injection. This particular powertrain delivers 77kW at 6000rpm, with 141Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm.

With a fuel tank of 45 litres, the average claimed fuel consumption in a combined cycle is 6.9l/100km on the manual Xpander and 7l/100km for the automatic model. The Xpander is available with a four-speed automatic and five-speed manual gearbox.

The Mitsubishi Xpander Is Safe As Houses

Considering its classified as a people carrier, the new Mitsubishi Xpander features a wide range of innovative safety features as standard. The Xpander is designed to protect the driver, all of the passengers and other road users with these safety features:

  • Airbags for the driver and front passenger
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Side-impact protection bars
  • Side-impact beam
  • Pedestrian protection
  • Child protection rear door locks
  • Seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body construction proving added safety for all-direction collisions

With a price of only R299 995* for the manual and R319 995* for the automatic, and all the standard features, the Mitsubishi Xpander is a solid contender among other formidable 7-seaters. It will go up against cheaper competition like the Toyota Avanza and Renault Triber but with so much more on offer.

If you want a proper family car without spending a fortune, look no further than the new Mitsubishi Xpander. With all the added extras, price tag, performance, safety features and oodles of space, you can’t go wrong. For more information, or to book a test drive, visit our Mitsubishi Xpander information page today!

*Pricing accurate as of September 2021.

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