Mitsubishi unveils 2015 Triton and future Fiat utility

Mitsubishi unveils 2015 Triton and future Fiat utility

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has just launched the 2015 model year Triton utility in Thailand where the vehicle is built for global markets.

In 2016 the Thai factory will also start producing a Fiat-dedicated version of the Triton for sale in Europe and Latin America under the Fiat Professional banner says Automotive New Europe.

The non-binding memorandum of understanding between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and MMC to develop and manufacture the truck will see 150 to 170,000 vehicles produced from the Thai plant over a six year period but numbers are yet to be finalised says a September news report from Automotive News Europe.

The Triton will launch in New Zealand during the second quarter of next year. No specific variant details or prices are available yet on the forthcoming local model range according to the distributor Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand.

The 2015 Triton is powered by a new all-aluminium 2.4-litre MIVEC variable-geometry turbo diesel, and Mitsubishi quotes a 20% improvement in fuel economy from the outgoing model.

A new six-speed manual transmission is available as well as a five-speed automatic transmission.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation says the aerodynamic design of the Triton contributes to it’s fuel efficiency and quiet performance. The manufacturer says it has focussed on sound insulation, absorption and vibration damping to provide a quieter cabin for occupants.

The new generation Triton will be launched progressively in 150 countries across Asia Pacific, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Latin America in coming months.

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