Car reviews - Mitsubishi - Triton - utility range
Mitsubishi’s new ute has dramatic looks, more room and a macho diesel
5 Jul 2006
By CHRIS HARRIS
MITSUBISHI delivers a radical-looking dual-cab pickup with its new bathtub-inspired ML Triton. If your priorities lean towards passenger comfort and in-cab facilities, then there’s probably no better place to go. This is a dual-cab pickup with a back seat that rivals sedan cars for legroom, backrest angle and general comfort. There’s a full one-tonne load capacity across the board too, from cab-chassis to single-cab pickup models – but the main deficit, in dual-cab models, is the shrinking tray. It might tote a decent weight, but the space, generally, is less than before and less than the opposition.
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MK TritonReleased: 1996
Family Tree: Triton
The third generation MK Triton came here in 1996 and was produced at Mitsubishi’s plant in Thailand. By the time 2006 rolled around it was looking too narrow-waisted compared with its contemporaries from Toyota, Holden and Nissan and was starting to feel pretty agricultural in terms of the way it drove and the dual-cab passenger comfort it offered. But it remained an effective workhorse and was given a big sales boost with a refresh that included a new GLX-R turbodiesel model in 2005.
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