The Mitsubishi Triton is one of Australia's most popular utes and been a mainstay in the category for decades.
The Mitsubishi Triton debuted in Japan in 1978 and first appeared in Australia under that same nameplate in 1986, since helping the brand build a reputation for rugged vehicles.
Now into its fifth generation the Mitsubishi Triton starts at just over $22,000, making it the second cheapest model in the brand's range after the entry-level Mirage.
The Triton takes to the market with a two-seat single-cab, four-seat club cab and five-seat dual-cab bodystyle, the latter options available with a cab chassis or pick-up tray. All Triton variants come with a 2.4-litre engine, but only the base GLX single cab offers it in petrol trim.
The 2.4-litre diesel is more powerful than the petrol and powers the rest of the Triton range in both manual and automatic guise. The Mitsubishi Triton range begins in two-wheel drive, but then gains all-wheel drive once the price reaches $33,000.
Other options in the market include the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux, and the Triton takes them on with a five-star ANCAP safety rating. Meanwhile the Triton top-level variants GLX+, GLS and GLR come with rear-differential lock for added traction when going off road.
The maximum a Mitsubishi Triton can tow is 750kg if the trailer does not have any brakes, no matter what variant. When a trailer is fitted with its own brake system the Triton can tow a weight between 1800kg and 3100kg depending on the specific variant.
Where is the Mitsubishi Triton made?
Mitsubishi spent time developing the current generation Triton in Australia but the Triton is built in Thailand, where it's also very popular. Most commercial utes, like the Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara and Toyota Hilux, are also produced there.
What wheels are fitted to the Mitsubishi Triton?
In the Triton's most basic specification it will come with a 16-inch diameter wheel measuring 6 inches across. Only in the GLX-R, GLS and GSR variants does the Triton come with a larger wheel that measures 18-inches in diameter.
What's the difference between the Triton's petrol and diesel engine?
The 2.4-litre petrol engine powers only the base Mitsubishi Triton, which is the GLX single-cab bodystyle with two seats that comes with a manual transmission and rear wheel drive. The 2.4-litre diesel powers the rest of the range, while returning lower fuel consumption and producing more torque.