FULL REVIEW: New Mitsubishi Triton VGT
tilt-and-telescoping steering and xenon HID headlights with DRLs.
It also comes with 3D grille and hood design with nice front wrap-around headlights,
dual zone climate control,
touch screen audio system with reverse camera
and automatic headlights and wipers.
The All-New Triton features a clean cut design that sets it apart from other pickup trucks in the market. The side 2 design lines one flows from side-headlight to mid-front door while the other flows from mid-rear door to the rear-side-tailights. See photos below:
What is VGT and Intercooler?
The New Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) delivers power and efficiency by optimizing turbo charging at all speeds, thus maximizing the possible output. At low speed, the VGT improves torque output and minimizes turbo lag while at High speed, the VGT maximizes turbo charging for maximum power.
The intercooler allows more cooled air to be pumped to the cylinders for more complete combustion and greater power. this works hand-in-hand with the VGT.
The engine's paired with either 5 speed manual with Part-time 4WD with Hybrid LSD,
OR 5 speed Automatic with sports mode with electronic 4WD Easy Selector and Hybrid LSD.
There's 3 modes to choose from.
1) 2WD High range. For normal road conditions where only the rear wheels receive power, providing a smooth, quiet and fuel efficient ride.
2) 4WD High-range. This mode's for rough roads and hazardous conditions. All wheels receive torque, giving better traction.
3) 4WD Low range with Locked Centre Differential. This mode's for off road conditions such as steep inclines or muddy and rocky roads. The maximum torque from 4H is shifted into low-gear for maximum traction.
The Triton also comes with Class-leading Turning radius at 5.9 meters. Hence, easy to handle despite the large 5280mm length and 3000mm wheelbase.
CHASSIS and SUSPENSION SYSTEM:
A strong frame and aerodynamic design provide solid handling, excellent stability and better traction. All of which contributes to better on and off road performance. The new suspension system (see next paragraph) coupled with the rack-and-pinion steering results in more rewarding experience with the All-new-Triton.
The Suspension system features double wishbones with coil-springs with stabilizer bar at front with above-the-axle leaf springs in the rear to provide unmatched stability.
Above: Front, Below: Rear suspension.
Speaking of stability, the VGT range comes standard with Hybrid LSD. Hybrid LSD combines torque sensinh helical gears with speed sensing viscous coupling to maintain excellent traction on all terrain. An internal clutch-escape mechanism prevents loss of torque from wheel spin. Note that Hybrid LSD works Hand-in-hand with ABS+EBD to enhance driving safety.
SAFETY and SECURITY:
The Triton comes standard across the range Dual SRS Airbags, RISE Body (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution), ISOFIX Child seat anchor points
and Ventilated front discs and rear drums brakes with vacuum booster topped with ABS+EBD.
ANCAP tested 5 stars. BUT note that it's Not applicable to Malaysian specs as Australian specs comes with 7 airbags and ESP.
Security wise, the Triton comes standard with ETACS (Electronic Time and Alarm Control System) with Immobilizer.
The test drive route's mere 4km only. So I can't comment much other than it's EXCELLENT Soundproofing, much improved comfort and handling. The driving and seating positions's also more car-like than before. The leather seats in the VGT Adventure's feels just nice with decent thigh support. It's quite easy to drive for beginners.
The New Triton VGT Adventure's highly recommended for Ladies due to much higher visibility over Normal cars and small 5.9m turning radius. The Reverse Camera helps in side and rear parking.
CONCLUSION: This is Highly recommended Pickup truck, Especially the Adventure variant. Rating 8.5/10. Points deducted for NO Traction Control, 2 Airbags only even for RANGE TOPPING Adventure.
Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words. Here are the photos:
START OF VGT Adventure.
Above: The Triton VGT Adventure comes with 17" Alloy wheels with TOYO Tyres.
Above and below: Check out the High Air Intake.
Above: Old school Acid based battery. Must remember to top up battery water.
Above: Check out the HUGE Brake Master Pump.
Above: DENSO Air conditioning
Above: Triton VGT Adventure price lists. Double click to enlarge.
Above: Line 1 flows from front-side headlight gradually ends at mid-front door. Below: Line 2, starts from mid-rear door all the way to rear-side tail lights,
Above: The Triton VGT comes with 16" alloy wheels.
Above: Single zone climate control with Touch screen CD/MP3 and USB player. Without bluetooth and reverse camera.