It’s not every day I’m lucky enough to drive a top of the range vehicle with all bells and whistles, including leather seats and just about every electronic adjustment or function you could wish for. The Triton Exceed dual cab 4x4 provided the drive experience with ease.
Updated, re-styled – thanks to an 80% upgrade to parts and panels – and sitting square in a field of very serious contenders such as the Ranger, Hilux, Navara, Amarok, BT50 and Isuzu D-Max, the fifth generation 2016 Triton is a serious bit of kit. It demands attention from new car buyers looking for genuine luxury in a work ute, yet plenty of comfort for fun times. It’s a hard balance, by any standard, but Mitsubishi seem to have done their homework and got this year’s Triton exactly right. Sales are on the move and there are plenty on our roads.
Noise vibration and harshness have been cut to the bone. The ride has improved greatly with leaf springs still at the rear, more room in the interior, particularly with the expansion of leg room for both driver and rear seat passengers, and a feeling of overall comfort and easiness on the road that’s hard to define, but easy to appreciate.
This vehicle’s styling is more eye-pleasing with re-styled front bumper corners as well as the roof trailing edge. In the rearmost section of the main cabin, a tapering towards the restyled tub is quite noticeable. New, eye catching, rear tail lights are also a noticeable component of the redesign which sets the 2016 model well apart from previous models.