The new entry-level single-cab Triton provides the fleet owner with quality, reliability, durability and fuel efficiency to make a bold, but reliable statement.
“The launch of the single-cab is firmly directed at the fleet and small business market and aimed to provide a cost-effective solution in the face of the steadily rising price of fuel and the recent repo rates hike,” explains Jeffrey Allison, general manager: marketing at MMSA.
“Offering a more versatile commercial vehicle range is a clear indication of MMSA’s consumer-centric approach of listening to and acting on the needs of customers.”
Powerful engine and transmission
The Mitsubishi Triton 4×2 single-cab is powered by Mitsubishi’s proven DOHC intercooled turbo-diesel engine, with 100kW of power and 324Nm of peak torque on tap.
An overall fuel consumption average of 8,0 l/100km will give fleet owners some comfort and relief from the high fuel prices.
The 75-litre fuel tank will ensure that economical long distance-travel is matched with the shorter workhorse power of the eager 2,4-litre diesel engine.
The new single-cab is exclusively available as a 4×2 with a six-speed manual transmission.
It features a limited-slip differential, which along with the weight saved by the 4×4 gear, improves performance and fuel economy. The limited-slip differential provides effective, well-proven traction when one wheel slips and controlled power is transmitted to all the driving wheels, redistributing the engine’s torque to the wheels with the most grip.
“In some situations, the limited slip diff will perform as good as a 4WD vehicle with open differentials. It offers more control over power delivery,” explains Allison.
Robust, dependable and versatile to the core
Underneath the head-turning styling is a rigid ladder chassis, designed to provide the best possible handling and ride comfort, irrespective of the road surface.
The suspension setup consists of double wishbones with coil springs and a stabiliser bar up front, while the rugged above-the-axle leaf spring rear suspension provides outstanding traction and load-carrying capacity of up to one tonne.
The single handle on the tailgate enables one-handed operation, while four integrated cargo hooks mean that loads can be secured safely and with ease.
Practical, yet durable 205R16C steel wheels are fitted. Seats are covered in high-grade, tough vinyl for dust-beating practicality.
Innovative safety and features
Says Allison, “Some of the Triton’s most striking exterior features include Mitsubishi’s ‘dynamic shield’ front design, which incorporates a high hood line and beefy-looking front view. At the same time, sculpted body curves with contrasting sharp lines, extended wheel flares and bright accents exude strength.
“Add to this halogen headlamps, and this bakkie is slated to be a trusty workhorse.”
Warranty and service
The cost of ownership is low, as the single-cab is priced R75 000 cheaper than it’s double-cab sibling and will set you back only R409 995. Replacement of common parts in the case of accidents or other damages was also carefully considered to lower the ownership cost.
The entire commercial vehicle line-up, including the Triton Double Cab GL, is covered by a three-year/100 000km manufacturer’s warranty as standard, along with a five-year/90 000 km service plan. Five-year/unlimited km roadside assistance is also included. Service intervals are set at every 10 000km.
Pricing starts at R409 995.