Mitsubishi South Africa has give its Triton double cab the Shogun treatment and is releasing a limited edition run in this guise that sees the offroader gain in the aesthetics department.

Jeffrey Allison, general manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA), sayss: “The Triton remains a top seller for Mitsubishi in South Africa with buyers continually attracted to its unique styling, excellent performance and pedigree that has been honed in the world of motor sport along with legendary off-road capability, all characteristics that are now highlighted by the unique Shogun touches.”

Mitsubishi Triton Shogun exterior

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Based on the Triton 4x4 auto the Shogun version gets a black front bumper garnish, headlight covers and black fog light covers. There is also a tonneau cover and tailgate lock.

Matte black covers adorn the rear lights, and a standard tow bar enhances utility, with a matching nudge bar as an optional addition.

Inside upgrades include a leather steering wheel, parking brake, and floor console accented with black and red stitching. The leather seats and door trim also receive red leather stitching.

Mitsubishi Triton Shogun interior

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It sits on Dunlop A/T 265/60R18 all-terrain tires on black alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the Triton Shogun keeps Mitsubishi’s 2,4-litre DOHC MIVEC diesel engine, producing 133 kW at 3 500 r/min and 430 Nm at 2 500 r/min, driving through a six-speed automatic transmission equipped with Intelligent Shift Control.

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“This combination ensures a driving experience and power delivery that it is just right and always in the sweet spot, ensuring effortless performance as a daily driver, workhorse or overlanding companion, along with frugal fuel consumption,” says Allison.

The Triton Shogun’s interior also steps up with a Sony car audio system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Mitsubishi Triton Shogun rear viewAs part of the Triton lineup, the Shogun edition comes with Mitsubishi’s standard warranty of three years or 100 000 km, a 5-year/90 000 km service plan, and 5year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance, with service intervals every 10 000 km.

Colin Windell