Mitsubishi Triton built for hard labour

IF YOU are looking for a bakkie designed for hard labour, do not look any further than the Mitsubishi Triton.

Older folk will remember how Harare’s city council made full use of the older L200. If City of Harare doesn’t provide sufficient recommendation, stop by at ZESA. Zimbabwe’s electricity supplier had a very long and satisfying working relationship with the Mitsubishi Triton.

So, imagine having this beast of a vehicle in your business.

It is a bakkie with cutting-edge design, with everything you need to make driving less strenuous.

It includes a powerful engine, robust control and spacious cab.

It’s massive load capacity of up to 1950-kgs offers you all the space you need to carry heavy material. There is the perfect distance from ground tailgate, which makes it easy for loading.

The new Triton bakkie uses a chassis frame with superior durability and toughness, offering more effective reinforcement as well as resisting bending.

This vehicle is a powerful bakkie, no doubt, its 2 400 changes and enhancements being the latest feature.

With an overhaul to the body and a plethora of new technological innovations, it’s a whole lot of automobile. The Mitsubishi Triton is durable, powerful and comfortable for those long days at the office.

Mitsubishi’s unique Super Select II 4WD system offers four different drive modes for improved driver control and passenger safety.

The 4H drive mode distributes torque in a 40:60 ratio between the front and rear wheels for safer on-road driving in slippery conditions – dirt, gravel and wet roads. 4HLc (4WD High range with CD locked) distributes torque equally between the front and rear wheels for improved traction on sand, dirt and slippery surfaces like snow.

Six speeds give you total control of power delivery to match whatever driving conditions you may face. The smooth stick action, shorter stroke and lighter clutch all make for an easier operation, making it more of a normal car than a pickup truck.

To help keep the bakkie moving in the toughest conditions, it is fitted a switchable rear differential lock. This locks the rear differential in place and helps distribute power evenly to both rear wheels.

It has Bluetooth with music streaming. So, it’s easy to play your favourite tracks on your smartphone music through the car stereo.

The GLX Single Cab-Cab Chassis is robust, reliable and safe to get the hard jobs done. It has a heavy-duty suspension. For extra peace-of-mind, all Triton models feature speed sensing auto door lock and crash detection door unlocking for added safety.

Single Cab-Cab Chassis 4×4 models have Easy Select 4WD which allows you to switch between 2WD and 4WD on the move at speeds under 100km/h with the touch of a dial.

Display audio controls with Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB Port and steering wheel audio, phone and cruise control switches are also close at hand, ensuring you remain safely focused on the road ahead.

It also features a Multi-Information Display where information such as trip computer and average fuel consumption are all within easy sight of the driver.

Tilt and telescopic steering is standard across the Triton range, allowing even the fussiest driver to find the most comfortable driving position to suit.

At the core of Triton sits this refined and super-responsive 2.4L DOHC MIVEC 16 valve common rail intercooled diesel engine. An aluminium cylinder block, and strong yet lightweight materials reduce weight, and with a compression ratio of 15.5:1, it’s among the quietest and most efficient diesel engines on the market contributing to better torque and power across the whole rev range. In fact, we know it will exceed your expectations. Peak power is 133kW at 3500rpm, while torque is an impressive 430Nm at 2500rpm across both manual and automatic transmission models. The world’s trusted innovation, light-weight, Tough, Durable, Excellent cooling system will give you a 20% improvement in fuel economy on the older model.

The lightweight engine achieves low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions across the range, while also delivering outstanding power and performance. MIVEC is a bit of a mouthful! MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) is the name for the engines equipped with the variable valve timing mechanism developed by Mitsubishi Motors. We’ve been focusing on technologies that control valve timing because we realised it’s the way to achieve high power output, low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions. An intercooler is an intake air cooling device. It cools the air and increases the density of the air that is compressed by the turbocharger.

Available ex-stock from Zimoco. Call them on 0242-885329/30


Engine Type: MIVEC DOHC Intercooled Turbo Diesel

Fuel System: Common Rail Direct Injection

Max. Output: 133kW@3500rpm

Max. Torque: 430Nm@2500rpm

Transmission: 5-speed M/T

Turning Radius: 5.9m

Ground Clearance: 220mm

Fuel Tank Capacity: 75litres

Fuel Consumption: 7.5L/100km (Combined Cycle)

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