The new Mitsubishi Triton adds extra gear over the GLX on which it’s based, at no additional cost.
Priced at $36,990 (plus on-road costs) as a six-speed manual, the Triton GLX+ 4x4 dual-cab gets 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, display audio with 6.1-inch colour touchscreen, and a rear step bumper over the GLX spec.
Other standard equipment includes: a black grille; side steps; seven airbags; tilt-and-reach steering wheel adjustment; hill-start assist; trailer stability assist; and an electronic control transfer shift dial.
The GLX+ is also available with the five-speed auto option for an additional $2500, making it a $39,490 proposition (plus on-road costs).
The Triton, which arrived in its latest guise in May 2015, had a stellar month in June on the sales charts.
It overtook both the Holden Colorado (2302) and Nissan Navara (1319) to shift 2533 units. It also had the best month-to-month sales increase (1274).
June topped off a remarkable first half of the year for Mitsubishi, with the Japanese manufacturer breaking its all-time SUV and LCV sales record.
MMA’s executive director of marketing Tony Principe said: “The LCV and SUV market continues to perform above the total market average and we’re pleased to see Mitsubishi achieve record sales in these areas.”
This achievement coincides with the overall 4x4 and cab-chassis market, with SUVs jumping 8.9 per cent on year-on-year sale. Sales of LCVs also increased 5.9 per cent on June last year.