Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, introduced the limited edition Triton Phantom in Malaysia on 7 January 2016. The Triton Phantom is limited to 200 units, and is based on the Triton VGT Adventure variant created in all-black with accessories to match its tough yet sinister look.
The exterior of the Triton Phantom is accentuated by 17 inch matte black alloy rims and matte black grille for an even more aggressive stance. This tougher outlook is complimented by sports bar with full box and matte black rear bumper, a front bumper extender, Xenon HID Headlamps with Day Time Running (DRL) Lights and special Phantom body stickers and decals.
Interior wise, there are new Phantom black leather seats with standard equipment that includes the push start button, keyless operation, tilt and telescopic steering and paddle shifters for manual control of the automatic transmission. Other features in the Triton Phantom include 4WD selector, touch screen audio system with reverse camera, auto headlamps and wipers, and dual zone climate control.
The Triton Phantom comes with an improved and proven 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine with an intercooled Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) which offers high performance with high fuel economy. This technologically-advanced Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 16-valve turbodiesel engine with a common-rail system now produces 178 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm (50 Nm more torque than before) to give the Triton even stronger performance in any conditions. The Triton Phantom comes with a turning radius of 5.9 metres.
An efficient 5-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode is mated to Mitsubishi’s Easy Select 4WD system which distributes power to the front and rear axles. The Easy Select 4WD system has been continuously improved over two decades and is a robust drivetrain able to handle high torque levels.
Safety wise, the all-new Triton has Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body construction which uses high tensile steel that effectively absorbs and disperses crash energy from all directions while also significantly reducing overall weight. Impact bars has been added within the side doors for additional protection against side collisions.
Other safety features that are standard across the range include dual SRS airbags, a collapsible steering column and anti-intrusion brake pedal, which is made to fold away during an accident. Anti-lock braking (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is also available. EBD reduces the possibility of skidding when the rear end is light and the wheels may lock up on slippery conditions while braking.
The Triton Phantom is priced at RM115,680.76*, and comes with two (2) years of free maintenance with RM2,000 cash rebates OR free labour with RM4,000 cash rebates. The Triton Phantom also comes with a factory warranty of 3 years or the first 100,000 km.
Imported as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) vehicle from Mitsubishi Motors’ global production hub in Thailand, the all-new Triton is also available in five other variants for the Malaysian market.
Here are the prices for the all-new Triton in Peninsular Malaysia:
|No||Variant||On-The-Road Price without insurance, inclusive of GST||Available Colours|
|1||Triton VGT Adventure Automatic||110,218.56||Earth Green, Pearl White, Shadow Black, Red Solid|
|2||Triton VGT Automatic||98,549.28||Sterling Silver, Pearl White, Shadow Black|
|3||Triton VGT Manual||92,114.64|
|4||Triton Manual||83,162.68||Sterling Silver,
|5||Triton Quest (4×2)||68,576.08|
Mitsubishi has also come up with this video of Malaysian drifter Leona Chin “pranking some unsuspecting customers” by taking them out in it then drifting and scaring the hell out of them. However I don’t quite believe that the “customers” are actually customers as Maxman TV has a reputation for creating viral videos that are not quite reality TV (remember the video of a girl beating up the “robbers” who tried to enter her house?).
Cool drift moves though.
For further information, head over to www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my or call the Mitsubishi Motors Customer Careline at 1800 18 6611 (9 am – 5 pm, Mondays to Fridays excluding public holidays).