Mitsubishi Triton becomes safest ute in NZ

Mitsubishi Triton becomes safest ute in NZ

Mitsubishi Triton GLS

Mitsubishi Motors’ Triton GLS ute has recently received a model year update and is now the first 4WD ute in New Zealand to have side and curtain airbags as standard. This is in addition to the existing array of safety devices that include ABS brakes, driver and passenger airbags, with an on/off switch for the passenger’s air bag.

“The Triton now has more safety features than any other ute in the 4WD segment and none come with side and curtain airbags as standard,” said Mitsubishi Motors NZ general manager of sales and marketing Peter Wilkins. “It already holds a four-star ANCAP rating, placing it first equal in the class but we anticipate this will make us the outright leader.”

The GLS now also features Super-Select 4WD, cruise control and new 17″ alloy wheels. The Super Select 4WD System allows four driving modes and offers on-the-fly shifts from 2WD to 4WD high range at speeds of up to 100km/h.

2H (2WD high range) provides rear-wheel drive for general motoring on the highway or across town. When the weather turns bad and the road gets rough, 4H (full-time 4WD) has the flexibility of a centre differential with viscous coupling unit, providing better traction in unpredictable road conditions or volatile surfaces.

4HLC (4WD high range with locked centre differential) distributes power equally to all four wheels to meet off-road challenges and help keep the vehicle on track in rugged or slippery conditions, while 4LLC (4WD low range with locked centre differential) maximises low-end torque to cross the most difficult terrain.

“These additions bolster what is a very reliable, hard-working diesel ute,” said Mr Wilkins, Mitsubishi Motors NZ general manager of sales and marketing. “And we’ve managed to deliver it at a very competitive price that will appeal,  $52,990 for the manual and $54,990 for the auto.”

Mitsubishi Triton GLS

Mitsubishi Motors’ Triton GLS ute has recently received a model year update and is now the first 4WD ute in New Zealand to have side and curtain airbags as standard. This is in addition to the existing array of safety devices that include ABS brakes, driver and passenger airbags, with an on/off switch for the passenger’s air bag.

“The Triton now has more safety features than any other ute in the 4WD segment and none come with side and curtain airbags as standard,” said Mitsubishi Motors NZ general manager of sales and marketing Peter Wilkins. “It already holds a four-star ANCAP rating, placing it first equal in the class but we anticipate this will make us the outright leader.”

The GLS now also features Super-Select 4WD, cruise control and new 17″ alloy wheels. The Super Select 4WD System allows four driving modes and offers on-the-fly shifts from 2WD to 4WD high range at speeds of up to 100km/h.

2H (2WD high range) provides rear-wheel drive for general motoring on the highway or across town. When the weather turns bad and the road gets rough, 4H (full-time 4WD) has the flexibility of a centre differential with viscous coupling unit, providing better traction in unpredictable road conditions or volatile surfaces.

4HLC (4WD high range with locked centre differential) distributes power equally to all four wheels to meet off-road challenges and help keep the vehicle on track in rugged or slippery conditions, while 4LLC (4WD low range with locked centre differential) maximises low-end torque to cross the most difficult terrain.

“These additions bolster what is a very reliable, hard-working diesel ute,” said Mr Wilkins, Mitsubishi Motors NZ general manager of sales and marketing. “And we’ve managed to deliver it at a very competitive price that will appeal,  $52,990 for the manual and $54,990 for the auto.”

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