Colin-on-Cars – Going to the Xtreme

If adventuring off the beaten track is your thing, Mitsubishi is offering a solution with the Triton Xtreme, a re-kitted version of the 4×4 Double Cab.

“For South African people a bakkie such as the complete Triton range is more than simply a practical vehicle – for many it is a status symbol that makes them stand out,” says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA).

“We are launching the Triton Xtreme for owners with an extreme lifestyle at only a small premium over the existing 4×4 Auto flagship.”

The new Triton Xtreme offers a host of upgrades, based on customer feedback, and valued at around R100 000, but at only R40 000 more than the current model.

“The new derivative is extreme on all levels, especially looks that show its owner follows an extreme lifestyle and is not shy about it. From the outside, the new Xtreme will be turning heads at a distance thanks to a host of visual improvements all over,” says Campbell.

“Most people who own a bakkie, use it for work as well as play. Many of them also have a desire for a personal extreme-type vehicle such as the Triton Xtreme to live out their adventurous lifestyle and unique taste.”

The adventure-styled double cab bakkie is powered by a 2,4-litre MIVEC turbo-diesel engine coupled to Mitsubishi’s Super Select II 4WD system with electronic off-road assistance.

“The new Xtreme has all the features of the 4×4 Double Cab Auto, including all the safety features that from the backbone of Mitsubishi products, and gets a long list of additional visual features unique to the Xtreme,” says Campbell.

On the inside there is a Sport automatic shift knob and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with extra features to mirror a smart device.

Out of view, but equally practical, the Triton Xtreme also boasts new “Ezydown” hydraulic dampers allowing the tailgate to open at a whisper.

The load box now has professionally applied rubberising and a tonneau cover makes sure these are kept hidden from prying eyes and protected against rain and dust, while an additional tailgate locking feature helps to safeguard the contents.

The Xtreme gets a distinctive new black bumper and grill combo as well as a bonnet protector and headlight covers, removing the risk of stone chips on and off the road.

Other exterior additions giving the 2020 Triton Xtreme its extreme looks include Xtreme branding, 4×4 stickers, door handle cups to protect the paint against nail scratches, roof rack supports for adventure lifestyle gear such as surfboards, window visors and taillight covers.

A bold-looking Kekosport style bar in black is mounted behind the cab and offers outstanding looks as well as additional protection.

“Apart from these changes, probably the most visible addition is the fender flare kit fitted with visible bolts, giving the Triton Xtreme a wider look,” says Campbell. “The new vehicle also gets A-line Hazard mag wheels in black, shod with Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain tyres.”

The Triton retains its full safety kit that includes Electronic Off-Road Assistance that enhances the Super Select II 4WD system by means of Hill Descent Control for additional safety off the road.

The Triton Xtreme has an extreme off-road performance of a 28o approach angle, 23o departure angle and 25o breakover angle to conquer extreme off-road driving conditions.

Automatic Stability and Traction Control (ASTC) is an important safety feature in rain and on gravel roads whilst working with S-AWC to provide maximum safety and driver control, while Hill Start Assist (HAS) prevents the vehicle from rolling back on an incline.

The Xtreme also boasts ┬áseven crash bags, while Mitsubishi’s advanced RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body Construction utilises crumple zones that route and absorb energy during high-impact collisions.

Side Impact Protection Bars in the doors add to the vehicle’s passive safety features, which include ISOFIX child seat anchors.

The Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme is covered by the original Mitsubishi Motors’ Manufacturer’s Warranty of 3 years or 100 000 km, a 5-year/ 90 000 km Service Plan and a 5-year/unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance. Service intervals are scheduled at every 15 000 km or once a year.

Pricing:

Triton Xtreme Double Cab 4WD Auto – R639 995.95

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