Launched there earlier in mid November, the all-new Mitsubishi Triton made an appearance at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2014 held at the Impact Challenger Hall in Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, over last weekend. All three variants (single cab, double cab and club cab) was displayed, together with a variant that has all the rugged accessories equipped on to it.
Just to recap, three engine option are available for the Thai market, a 2.4 litre petrol producing 126 hp and 194 NM of torque, a 2.5 litre turbo diesel with two different power output, and a new 2.4-litre MIVEC Variable Geometry Turbo diesel engine that develops 180 hp at 3,500 rpm and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. The three variants is mated to either a 6-speed manual, a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The most apparent change on this all-new model is seen on the front fascia, with a set of wraparound headlamps, complete with daytime running light, flank the newly designed chrome grille. No, we didn’t get access to the cabin to, at least, get photos of the interior.
Sales of the Mitsubishi Triton is said to commence first in Thailand, where it is being assembled at its Laem Chabang plant, followed by ASEAN, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, Africa as well as Latin America. It is also said that Malaysia will receive the new pick-up soon in Q1 of next year.