Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has started 2018 with the launch of the new Triton VGT “Athlete” Edition 4×4 lifestyle pick-up truck. Along the lines of the infamous saying “You can have it in any colour as long as it’s black…”, the Athlete comes only in a shade of ‘Black Mica’, which actually looks quite stunning.
While there are now SEVEN variants of the Triton (see below), this Athlete is priced at RM126,990 (OTR w/o insurance, incl. 6% GST), the Athlete is powered by a familiar 2.4-litre MIVEC common-rail turbo-diesel engine with Variable Geometry Turbine (VGT) that puts out 181 Ps (133kW) and a colossal 430Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed auto tranny with paddle-shifts.
New to the Athlete are a revised front bumper garnish, new black front-grille with honeycomb mesh, 17-inch alloy wheels, new sports bar, as well as dark grey and orange decals.
Over on the inside, the Athlete gets a new infotainment system now equipped with Apple Carplay. Here’s a quick 360-degree video of the inside…
Safety wise, the Triton Athlete has 7-airbags, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist, Active Stability & Traction Control, Hill-Start Assist, Trailer Stability Assist, and a Brake Override System.
Stay tuned for the full review once the Triton Athlete is done with its nationwide roadshow which kicks-off at 1 Utama Highstreet (New Wing) today! For a full listing of the nationwide roadshow which hits Melaka, Perak, Penang, Kedah, Sabah & Sarawak, log on to MMM’s official website here.
The Magnificent Seven…*
- Triton VGT Athlete – RM126,990
- Triton VGT Adventure X – RM126,990
- Triton VGT AT Premium – RM116,300
- Triton VGT AT GL – RM103,800
- Triton VGT MT – RM107,600
- Triton MT – RM93,920
- Triton Quest (Manual) – RM77,390
*All Triton variants get a 5-year / 200,000km warranty, except Triton Quest, which has a 5-year / 100,000km warranty. All variants are CBU from Mitsubishi Thailand.
For the full press release on the new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, click this: Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Launch- Press Release