A new report says that the fifth-generation Mitsubishi Triton will launch in New Zealand in April 2015.
The all-new Triton will be the first one to arrive among the new or updated Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Mitsubishi utes launching this year. The next-generation Navara and the next-generation Ford Ranger should be launched around June/July, adds the report. The next-generation Toyota Hilux is rumoured to arrive by year-end but is likely to get delayed to early 2016.
Daniel Cook, Mitsubishi New Zealand sales and marketing manager, expects the price to remain unchanged for the new-generation Triton, a move which could help to double 2014’s sales figure of 1599 units. The Triton’s range in Thailand comprises of a 2.4-litre 4G64 petrol engine (131 kW/175 hp, 194 Nm torque), a 2.5-litre 4D56 diesel engine (128 kW/172 hp, 240 Nm) and a new 2.4-litre 4N15 diesel engine (133 kW/178 hp, 430 Nm) engine options.
The report says that New Zealand will get the new 2.4-litre 4N15 diesel engine with 135 kW (181 hp) maximum power and 437 Nm of torque outputs. This engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission. The report further adds that the petrol engine will not be offered in the country. The currently offered 2.5-litre D56 diesel engine is expected to be axed.
The currently sold Triton range starts from NZ$34,790 and goes up to NZ$59,490.
Source: Automotive News