MITSUBISHI has upgraded its Triton ute for 2020 to ensure it at least retains third position in the 4x4 ute sales race behind the ever-popular Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
While it looks the same as the current model – which was only released at the beginning of this year – Mitsubishi has upped the spec-level on various MY20 Triton models, headlined by the inclusion of a standard rear diff lock on the GLX+, GLS and GLS Premium models. This feature was previously reserved for the top-spec GLS Premium.
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Despite the addition of the rear diff lock, the Triton GLX+ retains Mitsubishi’s part-time Easy-Select 4WD system, whereas the GLS and GLS Premium models score the more advanced selectable full-time Super-Select 4WD-II system.
Tritons equipped with Super-Select 4WD-II also now feature an Off-Road mode selector with ‘Gravel’, ‘Mud/Snow’, ‘Sand’ and ‘Rock’ settings. This system is available on both six-speed manual and six-speed auto transmissions, and it tailors the engine power delivery, automatic transmission response, traction control response and stability control reaction to suit specific driving environments.
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Other upgrades include the fitment 245/70R16 all-terrain tyres to GLX and GLX+ Club Cab and Double Cab models, the inclusion of a roof-mounted rear air circulator on Triton GLX+ for better airflow inside the cabin, and the addition of keyless entry and push-button start to the GLS model grade. The GLS and GLS Premium models continue with 265/60R18 highway tyres.
Despite the extra features for the 2020 model year, Mitsubishi has managed to retain the Triton’s all-important value-for-money equation, with GLX+ models up by only $1000, GLS manual up by $500, GLS auto up by $650 and GLS Premium up by $500.
Notably, three-year capped-price servicing costs have been reduced across the Triton 2.4L turbo-diesel range, down from a total of $1530 to $897 (for three annual/15,000km services). The current seven-year/150,000km warranty will be retained at least until December 31, 2019, but there’s no word yet on whether this will be extended indefinitely.
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2020 MITSUBISHI TRITON PRICING
4X4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel: $32,990
4X4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Auto Diesel: $34,590
4x4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel: $35,490
4x4 GLX ADAS Cab Chassis 2.4L Auto Diesel: $38,790
4x4 GLX+ Cab Chassis 2.4L Auto Diesel: ($41,490 (+$1000)
4x4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel: $36,240
4x4 GLX ADAS Cab Chassis 2.4L Auto Diesel: $39,540
4x4 GLX 2.4L Pick Up Man Diesel: $37,490
4x4 GLX 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel: $39,990
4x4 GLX ADAS 2.4L Pick Up Man Diesel: $38,290
4x4 GLX ADAS 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel: $40,790
4x4 GLX+ 2.4L Pick Up Man Diesel: $40,990 (+$1000)
4x4 GLX+ 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel: $43,490 (+$1000)
4x4 GLS 2.4L Pick Up Man Diesel: $45,140 (+$500)
4x4 Toby Price Edition Pick Up Man Diesel: $48,140
4x4 GLS 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel: $46,990 (+$650)
4x4 Toby Price Edition Pick Up Auto Diesel: $50,640
4x4 GLS Premium 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel: $51,990 (+$500)
2020 MITSUBISHI TRITON SPECS
Engine: 2.4-litre I4 turbo diesel
Gearbox: six-speed man/auto
4x4 System: part-time 4x4 (GLX-GLX+); selectable full-time 4x4 (GLS-GLS Premium)
Crawl Ratio: 40.5:1 (man); 39.5 (auto)
Kerb Weight: 1780-2045kg
Towing Capacity: 3100kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 75 litres
ADR Fuel Claim: 7.9/8.6L/100km (man/auto)