Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Brent Co | posted December 02, 2014 08:26
Triton/Strada gets new look since it was first produced
Following its global debut, Mitsubishi displayed the 2015 Triton/Strada at the 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo in Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok.
As previously reported, the 2015 Triton/Strada was developed to be an “ultimate sport utility truck” which combines the interior of a passenger car with the “functionality and reliability of a pickup.” The 2015 Triton/Strada took design cues from GR-HEV concept that was first previewed during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
We got curious about the size and gave it a quick measure. The new pickup is larger in size measuring 5280mm long, 1815mm wide, and 1780mm tall; however it sits on the same 3000mm wheelbase, which means that it sits on the same chassis platform as its predecessor. The previous model measures at 5040mm long,1800mm wide and 1780mm tall. Up front, it features an all-new chrome grill and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps integrated with LED lights. The side of the 2015 Triton/Strada is characterized by flowing lines while the rear end of the pickup comes with distinctive taillights.
For the Thai market, Mitsubishi's pickup is available in Single Cab, Double Cab and Club Cab variants. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) offers the current-generation pickup in Single Cab and Double Cab and is likely to offer the same once the 2015 Mitsubishi Strada is launched.
Inside, it features a more refined interior, dual zone control automatic aircondition system, Keyless Operation System (KOS) and engine push start button, and reverse camera.
The highlight of the 2015 Mitsubishi Triton/Stada is the new 2.4-liter turbo diesel MIVEC engine that produces 182 PS and 430 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 6- speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. However, the 2.4-liter turbo diesel MIVEC engine might not be offered in the Philippines because of its fuel requirement being a 'Clean Diesel' engine.
Other engines available are the 2.4-liter gasoline engine that delivers 128 PS and 194 Nm of torque and carried over 2.5-liter turbo diesel engines that generate 128 PS with 240 Nm and 178 PS with 400 Nm of torque, respectively.