Mitsubishi expects Triton truck to be best seller


KUALA LUMPUR: Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd expects its latest Triton 4X4 pick-up truck to become its new top-selling model in the country. 

Chief executive officer Fumihiko Minami said the Triton replaced the older L200 4x4 pick-up truck, currently its best seller in Malaysia. 

“As Triton has a more stylish look with higher levels of comfort and robustness, we feel the vehicle will appeal to a wider range of commercial and private customers,” he said at the launch of Triton yesterday. 

The Triton is fully imported from Thailand and is powered by a newly developed 2.5-litre intercooled turbodiesel engine. 

From left : Fumihiko Minami, Mitsubishi Motors Corp Japan corporate GM(Asean business) Michiro Imai and Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia chairmanDatuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir at the Triton pick-up truck's launch.

The four-speed auto version of the vehicle is priced on-the-road with insurance at RM91,900, while the five-speed manual variant costs RM86,900. 

However, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia will continue to sell the 4X2 variant of the L200. 

The Triton claims the best interior space for pick-up trucks of its class and its dashboard features ergonomic styling similar to a sedan.  

The safety features include dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and side impact bars. 

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia expects to sell between 150 and 200 units of the Triton every month. 

During the Bangkok International Motor Show 2006, the Triton was named the Best Pick-up truck, Double Cab 4WD Class and Best Realistic Fuel Economy Pick-up

The vehicle also has won Britain's Professional Van and Light Truck 2006's Pick-up of the year and Commercial Fleet World Honours 2006's Best Pick-up awards. 

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