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Published on April 8th, 2021 | by Joshua Chin

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Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Launched In Malaysia

This Athlete replaces the Adventure X as the new flagship in the Mitsubishi Triton lineup. 

Mitsubishi has recently announced a new variant of its ever-popular pickup truck locally. Dubbed the Athlete, this new trim level is set to replace the existing Adventure X as the flagship within the Triton lineup. 

Touted as ‘the embodiment of toughness refined’, the new Triton Athlete is in essence nearly identical to the Adventure X it replaces. Just with some new (mainly black painted) trim pieces and various other enhancements added on top of it. 

Starting from the outside and beginning up front, this new variant gains a gloss black ‘Dynamic Shield’ front grille and front under-garnish in place of the typical chrome ones. The gloss black treatment continues down the side with gloss black side mirrors, door handles, aero-type window deflectors, 18-inch alloy wheels and side steps. 

To further add to the macho-ness of this flagship pickup variant, Mitsubishi has also given the Athlete a custom graphics pack that runs along most of the rear half of the truck. This particular Triton trim level is also available in three distinct colours: Sun Flare Orange Pearl, White Diamond and Jet Black Mica. 

Stepping inside the Triton Athlete, new LED illuminated thread plates are to be found on the sills. Also featured within the cabin are a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob with orange contrast stitching, as well as a first-in-class rear air-con vents and a 7-inch central infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. 

Being the top-of-the-line Triton too, the Athlete naturally also comes with all the active safety tech that has become increasingly commonplace on pickup trucks these days. These include the inclusion of Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), Auto High Beam (AHB) and 7 SRS airbags. A 360º All Round Monitor (ARM) and Driving Video Recorder (DVR) are also featured within this flagship variant. 

As for what lies under the hood of the Triton Athlete, that would be Mitsubishi’s existing 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel which is capable of churning out a healthy 181 PS and 430 Nm of torque. Mated to 6-speed automatic transmission, drive is sent to all four wheels via the Super Select 4WD II with off-road mode ‘for optimum traction and handling characteristics in any given terrain’. 

The Triton Athlete is now available for bookings at Mitsubishi dealerships nationwide, in addition to the Mitsubishi Online Showroom. Priced at a rather steep RM 141,500, this new flagship variant is nevertheless available with a 5-year/200,000 km warranty. 

PRESS RELEASE: Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, introduced the new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete today. The Triton Athlete is the flagship model of the Mitsubishi Triton 4×4 pick-up range, replacing the Triton Adventure X. 

The Triton Athlete is the embodiment of toughness refined and will be available in three colours- Sun Flare Orange Pearl, White Diamond as well as Jet Black Mica and packs on extra accessories to match its stylish yet rugged presence. 

Aesthetic wise, the Triton Athlete is accentuated by a gloss black front under garnish and ‘Dynamic Shield’ front design concept incorporating a glossy black radiator grille and sporty ‘ATHLETE’ graphic design side stripe sticker. 

The Triton’s tougher outlook is further complimented by a black theme including side mirrors, door handles, aero type window deflectors, 18-inch gloss black rims and side steps. 

Moving into the cabin, the Triton Athlete comes with orange-stitching leather wrapped steering, gear knobs and LED illuminated scuff plates. The Triton Athlete also comes with first-in-class rear air circulator. 

The Triton Athlete is priced at the following on-the-road and without insurance for private registration, and comes with a warranty of 5-Years or 200,000km whichever comes first.

Region Price (RM)
Peninsular Malaysia 141,500
Langkawi 132,827
Sabah 143,500
Sarawak 143,550
Labuan 135,278

The Triton is gaining its popularity as Malaysia’s favourite pick-up truck. The company’s volume seller, recorded a sales performance of 7,598 units for Financial Year 2020 (April 2020- March 2021), which is a 32% increase in sales as compared to Financial Year 2019 (April 2019- March 2020). 

Customers can visit the new Mitsubishi Online Showroom https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/onlineshowroom/  for a virtual view and to book the new Triton Athlete.  

More about the Mitsubishi Triton Athlete

The Triton Athlete is powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine, which produces 181 PS max power and 430 Nm max torque with Variable Valve Timing technology. 

Safety wise, the Triton Athlete comes with class-leading safety features as standard, such as Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), Auto High Beam (AHB) and 7 SRS airbags. 

The Triton Athlete is also equipped with an All Round Monitor (ARM), Driving Video Recorder (DVR) and 7-Inch Touchscreen Audio with Apple Carplay and Android Ready as standard. The ARM, DVR, and infotainment system upgrades are offered by MMM authorized dealers at all Mitsubishi Motors showroom nationwide. 

For control, the Triton Athlete is fitted with Super Select 4WD II with off-road mode for optimum traction and handling characteristics in any given terrain. The Triton Athlete also comes with Hill Descent Control where the vehicle speed is electronically controlled while it is in a descent mode. 

The Triton Athlete also delivers an impressive turning radius of 5.9m, making parking or turning in the tightest spaces effortless.

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