For an additional R10 000 on the price of the Mitsubishi Triton GL double cab, buyers can get the limited edition GLX version that adds a number of nice-to-have features to the specification list.
Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) has locally developed special edition models of the Triton bakkie to suit local conditions and needs from the Triton Xtreme in 2020, the launch of the Triton GL single and double cab derivatives and the Triton Heritage Edition in 2022. The Triton Xtreme was shown earlier this year at Nampo and just recently the café racer inspired Triton Athlete recently went on sale.
“The launch of the Triton GL has been beneficial in allowing MMSA to offer our customers greater versatility in the commercial vehicle market and attract more of those customers to the Mitsubishi brand,” says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).
“However, it quickly became clear the value for money proposition the Triton GL double cab represents appealed to leisure customers as much as it did to those looking for a stylish workhorse. The fitment of a number of choice accessories to the limited edition GLX should cement its position as a vehicle that can fulfil both these roles seamlessly.”
So, what you get for that additional ten grand?
- Black Triton low nudge bar
- Black Keko Sport bar
- Keko Tonneau cover
- Triton GL double tube tow bar
- Triton tailgate lock
- Sony Carplay and Android auto system
The limited edition Triton GLX is fitted with an extensive list of standard safety equipment including anti-lock brakes with EBD as well as Isofix child seat anchors. Occupant safety is ensured by a high-impact safety structure and airbags for the driver and front passenger.
The same DOHC intercooled turbo-diesel engine found in the GL sits under the bonnet of the GLX and it offers 100 kW and 324 Nm of torque. The Triton GLX Double Cab utilises a 4x2 drivetrain, limited-slip differential and six-speed manual transmission and fuel economy is claimed at 8,0 l/100 km on the combined cycle.
As with all Triton models, the limited edition GLX rides on a rigid ladder frame chassis, facilitating handling and stability across various road surfaces. Double wishbones with coil springs up front and leaf spring rear suspension ensures a good combination of comfort and load-carrying ability of up to 1-ton. The towing of leisure items or work trailers is now possible thanks to a neatly integrated Triton double tube tow bar.
The load bed measures 1 520 mm long, 1 470 mm wide and is 475 mm deep. The single rear tailgate handle enables one-handed operation and has been upgraded with the Triton Tailgate lock on this model. Load bin contents are now kept out of sight thanks to a Keko Tonneau cover.
Creature comforts include keyless entry, central locking, an immobiliser, power windows, air-conditioning and a touchscreen radio/CD player that has been upgraded with a Sony audio system in this limited edition model.
“The limited edition Triton GLX is a real all-rounder that can fulfil roles as a workhorse and a lifestyle vehicle thanks to a high level of standard specification that allows those looking for a premium double cab, but shopping on a budget to drive a vehicle that can handle their usage requirements while still offering them everything they will need from a double cab,” says Allison.
Colin Windell – proudly ALL THINGS MOTORING