Mitsubishi has reintroduced the no-frills, stripped-back-to-basics single-cab Triton in South Africa, now powered by a turbodiesel engine.
Joining a line-up that was joined by the entry-level GL Double Cab earlier this year, the Single Cab takes the base spec name but, in keeping with its market position, eschews colored bumpers, door handles, grille and mirrors. for simply painted black items transferred to the rear door handle.
Available only with rear-wheel drive as a double cab, the rare interior plays off the factory-fitted radio, but comes with audio preparation and two speakers as standard. However, a touchscreen infotainment system is optional.
However, standard equipment includes air conditioning, central locking, power windows, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, vinyl seats, a limited-slip differential and 16-inch steel wheels.
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Offering a ground clearance of 205mm, a braked trailer towing capacity of 1,400kg and a load capacity of 1,000kg, the single cab Triton GL boasts a 1,520mm load platform, 31 degree departure angle, 30 degree approach angle and 24 degree breakaway angle.
As mentioned, the biggest change is under the hood, where the previous 2.4-litre petrol engine gives way to a retuned 2.4 DI-D turbodiesel that delivers the same 100kW/324Nm as the twin-cab.
Again, the only transmission is a six-speed manual tasked with sending torque to the rear wheels. The declared fuel consumption is eight liters per 100 km.
Priced at R409,995, the single-cab Triton GL stickers like the rest of the range with a three-year/100,000km warranty as well as a five-year/90,000km service plan.
- Triton 2.4 DI-D GL Single Cab – R409 995
- Triton 2.4 DI-D GL Double Cab – R484 990
- Triton 2.4 DI-D Double Cab – Rs 599,990
- Triton 2.4 DI-D Double Cab AT – R619 990
- Triton 2.4 DI-D Double Cab 4×4 – R659 990
- Triton 2.4 DI-D Double Cab 4×4 AT – R679 990
- Triton Xtreme 2.4 DI-D Double Cab 4×4 AT – R748 990