Mitsubishi Challenger tow capacity raised for NZ market

Mitsubishi Challenger tow capacity raised for NZ market

Recent engine and chassis upgrades to Mitsubishi’s Challenger range have raised its towing capability to 3.0 tonnes. The significant improvements bring Challenger’s performance into line with the rest of Mitsubishi’s 4WD diesel range, which now boasts the largest number of models capable of towing 3.0 tonne and over in New Zealand.

Challenger has accounted for over 240 sales since its launch in January and head of sales and marketing strategy Daniel Cook says the improvements are a direct response to consumer feedback.

“Challenger has had a strong following since it was first sold in New Zealand in 1999,” said Mr Cook. “Upgrades have further refined the 2.5 L common rail turbo diesel engine and structural work on the ladder-frame chassis has increased the tow capability to 3.0 tonnes.”

“We now have three diesel models – Triton, Challenger and Pajero – comprising 11 variants capable of towing 3.0 tonnes or in the case of the range topping Pajero 3.3 tonnes,” says Mr Cook. “The refinements of modern diesel engines and Mitsubishi’s long history in off-road vehicle development provide drivers with comfort, performance and the torque to hook almost any commercial or recreational toy to the tow ball.

“All covered by Mitsubishi’s industry-leading 10/5 Diamond Advantage warranty, our range of tow vehicles is hard to go past.”

Further upgrades to the 2011 Challenger Exceed include paddle shifters and sports mode transmission, rain sensing windscreen wipers, power passenger seat and dusk-sensing and auto levelling headlights. The range also gains the Iron Bark colour, popular in Pajero.

Click here to read a Car and SUV review of the 2010 Mitsubishi Challenger.

Recent engine and chassis upgrades to Mitsubishi’s Challenger range have raised its towing capability to 3.0 tonnes. The significant improvements bring Challenger’s performance into line with the rest of Mitsubishi’s 4WD diesel range, which now boasts the largest number of models capable of towing 3.0 tonne and over in New Zealand.

Challenger has accounted for over 240 sales since its launch in January and head of sales and marketing strategy Daniel Cook says the improvements are a direct response to consumer feedback.

“Challenger has had a strong following since it was first sold in New Zealand in 1999,” said Mr Cook. “Upgrades have further refined the 2.5 L common rail turbo diesel engine and structural work on the ladder-frame chassis has increased the tow capability to 3.0 tonnes.”

“We now have three diesel models – Triton, Challenger and Pajero – comprising 11 variants capable of towing 3.0 tonnes or in the case of the range topping Pajero 3.3 tonnes,” says Mr Cook. “The refinements of modern diesel engines and Mitsubishi’s long history in off-road vehicle development provide drivers with comfort, performance and the torque to hook almost any commercial or recreational toy to the tow ball.

“All covered by Mitsubishi’s industry-leading 10/5 Diamond Advantage warranty, our range of tow vehicles is hard to go past.”

Further upgrades to the 2011 Challenger Exceed include paddle shifters and sports mode transmission, rain sensing windscreen wipers, power passenger seat and dusk-sensing and auto levelling headlights. The range also gains the Iron Bark colour, popular in Pajero.

Click here to read a Car and SUV review of the 2010 Mitsubishi Challenger.

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