Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) welcomes the arrival of the 2012 model year Triton utility line-up with the introduction of two new models; the 4×2 GLX-R Double Cab and the 4×4 GL-R Club Cab.

The 2012 Triton offers a high powered turbo-diesel engine with class leading power, a range of safety features and the addition of numerous specification and styling upgrades to offer the most versatile and feature-packed Triton line-up yet.

MMAL president and CEO, Genichiro Nishina, is proud to roll out the 2012 Triton range, and is confident that sales for the versatile and tough utility will continue to grow with the release of the two new models.

“The Triton range caters for every customer, whether they need a rugged workhorse, a comfortable family vehicle or a combination of both,” Nishina said.

The 4×2 GLX-R Double Cab is based on its 4×4 counterpart. With three-tonne towing capacity, auto air-conditioning and USB port, the new model is perfect for customers who need a hardworking vehicle without four-wheel drive capabilities.

The second new model to join the Triton 2012 line-up, 4×4 GL-R Club Cab, is based on the model year 2012 GLX. The cabin features a leather steering wheel and gear shifter and the inclusion of floor carpet to give a comfortable feel. The Triton’s functionality and lines have been enhanced with the addition of a rear step bumper, side steps, stylish front bumper, 16-inch alloys and a sports bar.

Across the Triton 4×2 variants there have been a number of specification and styling upgrades, starting with the entry-level GL Single Cab and GLX Single Cab models which both gain sports seats with vinyl flooring, floor console with lid and the ability to adjust the height of the driver’s seat. In addition, ABS with EBD is now standard on the GL model while the GLX now comes with Active Stability and Traction Control.

Safety has been improved on the 4×2 GLX Double Cab Diesel with the addition of Active Stability and Traction Control as standard. This model, along with the 4×2 GL-R Double Cab, gain a rear centre three point seat belt and head restraint plus centre arm rest with cup holder. The GL-R also gets an updated front bumper and grille to refresh the exterior.

The entry-level 4×4 Triton GLX Single Cab’s cabin has been upgraded to include sport seats with vinyl flooring, floor console with lid and driver’s seat height adjustment. Externally, the GLX gets 16-inch steel wheels and front fender flares while safety is improved through the inclusion of Active Stability and Traction Control as standard.

The next model up, the hard-working 4×4 GLX Club Cab, is now tougher than ever with towing capacity increased to three tonnes and the inclusion of ASTC as standard. The exterior also receives an update thanks to wider 16-inch steel wheels and tyres as well as front and rear fender flares.

The 4×4 Triton’s 2.5-litre engine with 131 kW of power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm delivers combined fuel economy figures of between 8.0 to 8.3L/100km, depending on the model. Automatic variants generate a similar amount of power, 350Nm of torque, and achieve a combined fuel economy figure of between 9.3 – 9.6L/100km, depending on model.

The two-wheel drive 2012 Triton GL retains the popular 2.4-litre petrol engine while the GLX, GL-R and GLX-R are available with the economical 2.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine generates 94kW of power @ 5250 rpm and 194 Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm, offers economical fuel consumption figures of 10.9 litres per 100 km and is coupled with a five-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine generates 100 kW @ 3800 rpm and 314 Nm @ 2,000 rpm, and returns economy figures of 8.2- (manual) and 8.6- (automatic) litres per 100 kilometres.

Mitsubishi’s All Terrain Technology (MATT) is standard on all GLX-R models, and features the acclaimed Super Select four-wheel drive system, which includes ASTC, ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and an optional Diff Lock.

All 2012 Tritons have standard driver and front passenger SRS airbags, front and rear door impact bars, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and child restraint points.

The 2012 Triton model range presents customer’s with flexibility, with five two-wheel drive models and six four-wheel drive models, catering for all requirements.

“Mitsubishi offers a utility vehicle that really does have the lot. Powerful and tough enough to get through a work day while still being stylish, efficient and comfortable enough to get around town, the Triton line-up is versatile and functional,” Nishina said.