Mitsubishi has launched its all-new L200, also known as the Triton, to the UK market.
It is an entirely new vehicle from the ground up and Mitsubishi claims that its driving experience is a generation ahead of any other bakkie currently on sale.
Mitsubishi also says that ride comfort has been elevated to SUV levels through the introduction of a fully revised suspension, including six shock absorbing body mounts that are more than double the size of those in the previous model. These absorb noise and vibration from the road, contributing to a smooth and quiet cabin experience.
The new Triton has stiffer front springs, a larger suspension stabiliser bar and optimised damping characteristics. At the rear, the leaf spring suspension has been increased in length by 120mm.
It is said to use between 11 and 47 per cent less fuel than competitor pick-ups. It has the largest range in its class, being able to travel 1000km on a full tank of fuel. And at just 169g/km CO2, it has the lowest emissions in its class by as much as 33 per cent, safeguarding owners against a future emissions-based tax regime for commercial vehicles.
Power and torque are increased to 132kW and 430Nm at 2,500 rpm, delivering superior performance through a new 6-speed manual transmission or automatic.
Seven SRS airbags have been incorporated into the cabin to protect the vehicle’s occupants. And the steering wheel retracts in a collision.
The new Triton will find its way to SA later in 2015.