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Top 5 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Triton

14 December 2022

New Zealanders love Mitsubishi's Triton lineup. The Triton has a rich pedigree and is known to be a tough and robust UTE, boasting an impressive array of features that make it highly versatile and adaptive to almost any condition. With Mitsubishi's heavy focus on practicality, the Triton has earned its place as New Zealand's third-highest-selling UTE.

Even with the Triton being a staple on the list of most recommended UTEs, people still want to do their due diligence before purchasing one - so in this blog, we are going to cover the 5 most commonly asked questions about the Mitsubishi Triton.


1. Is the Mitsubishi Triton Worth Buying?

The Mitsubishi Triton range is often considered an underdog in its class - however it punches well above its weight when compared to its competitors. While it boasts an incredibly competitive price point, the Mitsubishi Triton is packed with features that make it an incredibly versatile UTE.

It has definitely earned its iconic tagline - work hard, play harder.

The tough and rugged UTE is perfect for New Zealanders who need a reliable vehicle for work or play. There is a range of reasons that the Mitsubishi Triton has earned its spot as the 3rd best-selling UTE in New Zealand.

First, the Mitsubishi Triton is built to last. With a strong frame and robust suspension, it can handle even the roughest terrain. Whether you're driving on a construction site or exploring New Zealand's expansive bush, you can rest assured that your Triton will get you there safely.

Second, the Mitsubishi Triton is incredibly versatile. With a spacious cabin and a spacious cargo area, it's easy to transport everything you need for work or play. And with a variety of different accessory options, you can customise your Triton to suit your unique lifestyle.

Third, Mitsubishi offers unbeatable value for money. With a competitive price tag and a wide range of standard features, the Mitsubishi Triton is an excellent choice for budget-conscious buyers. And with Mitsubishi's Diamond Advantage, New Zealand's best new car warranty, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected for up to 10 years.

There's no doubt about it: the Mitsubishi Triton is the perfect UTE for New Zealanders. With its combination of strength, versatility, and value, it's easy to see why this vehicle is quickly becoming one of our country's favourite choices.


2. How Many Kms Do Tritons Last? What is the Lifespan of a Tritons Engine?

Mitsubishi Tritons are known to last a long time - with many owners reporting over 300,000 km on their vehicles. The actual lifespan of your vehicle will depend on how you maintain it and how much you drive it.

Even Mitsubishi is confident with the Triton's engine's longevity. This is evident by the Triton range being covered by the most comprehensive new car warranty in New Zealand - the Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage. The Diamond Advantage provides a 10 year/160,000kn warranty on the Triton's powertrain and a 5-year/130,000km new car warranty, giving you peace of mind that your new Triton is going to stand the test of time - and if anything were to happen, Mitsubishi has you covered!


3. What Engine is in the Mitsubishi Triton? Is a 2.4L Engine Enough?

The Mitsubishi Triton range is powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine that produces up to 135 kW @ 3500 rpm of power and 437 Nm @ 2500 rpm of torque, making it one of the most powerful UTEs in its class. The engine is combined with a 6-speed Automatic transmission with Sports mode for enhanced performance and economy.

The 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine has been designed with efficiency in mind, allowing you to enjoy a maximum fuel economy of between 8.3-8.6L per 100km (depending on the model). The advanced DI-D common rail injection system also means that Triton's engine produces fewer emissions than other diesel engines on the market.

But is this enough? It sure is!

The Triton can carry a combined load of 5,130-5,885kg (depending on the model) and a braked towing capacity of up to 3500kg in the 4WD version, and the Triton lineup is fuel efficient workhorse with more than enough power to get the job done!


4. Which is the best Mitsubishi Triton Model?

The most popular is the Triton GLX-R 2WD Auto. It has a powerful yet efficient 2.4-litre engine and comes with a range of advanced safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control. It also has an impressive braked towing capacity of 3 tonnes - perfect for those who are looking to tow a good-sized trailer or small boat around New Zealand's rugged terrain.

For 4WD enthusiasts, the new Dual Cab Mitsubishi Triton GSR 4WD Auto is the ultimate choice. This model boasts additional off-road features - such as Mitsubishi's renowned Super Select II 4WD system, that make it perfect for tackling tough tracks, including improved suspension, high ground clearance and superior traction control. The GSR is the latest 2023 addition to the Triton line-up, capitalising on what made the 2021 line-up so successful while adding additional features such as exterior garnishes, 18" alloy wheels, a keyless operations system (KOS), Multi Around monitor with a 360-degree camera setup that offers a surround-view display on the Triton’s monitor.

Simon Lucas Mitsubishi currently has an unmissable deal on the 2023 Mitsubishi Triton GSR. As part of their Fieldays offering, you can pick up the new Mitsubishi Triton GSR for $49,990 + delivery costs. This is a competitive price on its own, but Simon Lucas Mitsubishi have gone the extra mile to sweeten the deal. If you purchase and register the New GSR before March 2023, Simon Lucas Mistubishi will pay the Clean Car Scheme's "UTE tax", saving you an additional  $4,082.50. Just pay the $49,990 + delivery costs and Simon Lucas will take care of the rest!

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5. Are Tritons good for 4WD and can they handle water?

Tritons are built to last - and this is particularly true for the 4WD models in the lineup. The robust design is tailored to take on even the toughest terrains - and Mitsubishi even lets you know this by providing you with four off-road driving modes Gravel, Mud & Snow, Sand, and Rock. In an even more impressive feature of engineering, it can essentially be a full-time 4WD, able to drive on the tarmac on 4WD High without risking any damage to the engine - one of the few UTEs in its class with this capability.

This is all thanks to Mitsubishi's advanced Super Select II 4WD system. The system offers several features that make it ideal for off-road driving, including a lockable centre differential and hill descent control. The centre differential can be locked manually or automatically, depending on the driving conditions. When locked, the centre differential allows for equal power to be distributed to all four wheels, providing maximum traction. The hill descent control feature is designed to help the vehicle maintain a consistent speed when descending steep slopes. This ensures that the vehicle does not pick up too much speed and loses control. Mitsubishi's Super Select II 4WD system is a versatile and capable four-wheel drive system that offers drivers the confidence to tackle any terrain.

As for water? The Mitsubishi Triton range is no stranger to the elements - a necessity in New Zealander's ever-changing weather conditions. While it will make light work of deep puddles and wet terrain, the Triton is not designed to drive through creeks and streams. This will come as no surprise to any 4WD enthusiast, as most vehicles require some level of modification to allow them to go snorkelling through a pond without serious consequences!


Simon Lucas Mitsubishi can Help you Find the Perfect Ute from the Triton Line Up to Suit your Lifestyle.

If you are in the market for a new workhorse ute, then Mitsubishi's Triton range is definitely worth your consideration. It's built to last, has plenty of power and is great for four-wheel driving - everything you need in a ute. Plus, with a range of different models available, there's sure to be one that suits your lifestyle perfectly. So why not come down to Simon Lucas Mitsubishi's showroom on Auckland's North Shore and book a test drive? Contact us today - you won't be disappointed.


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