2015 Mitsubishi Triton front three quarters right

New Zealand: Fifth-generation Mitsubishi Triton arrives in April

February 27, 2015

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.

2015 Mitsubishi Triton interior

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.

2015 Mitsubishi Triton cabin

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

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