Mitsubishi 4sure Thrill Weekend with Two-Time Dakar Rally Champion, Hiroshi Masuoka & Malaysian Motorsports Athlete, Leona Chin
Headed over to the Setia City Convention Centre outdoor carpark on 8 March 2019 for Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s (MMM) 4Sure Thrill press launch. The launch was the preview for the event on 9 and 10 March 2019 where the public got to test-drive the new Mitsubishi Triton on a specially designed course, as well as experience high-speed rides with two-time Dakar Rally champion Hiroshi Masuoka from Japan and Malaysian Motorsports Athlete, Leona Chin.
Hiroshi Masuoka and Leona Chin took us on the high speed taxi rides which showcased the capabilities of the new Mitsubishi Triton. The new Triton adopted four pillars under the 4Sure Handling USPs: 4Sure Power; 4Sure Control; 4Sure Agility; 4Sure Safety, resulting in a vehicle that is built to high standards and performance.
Hiroshi Masuoka is the second only Japanese driver in history to win the Dakar Rally in the year 2002 in a Mitsubishi Pajero/ Montero. Masuoka took a second successive victory in 2003. Mitsubishi Motors is the most successful make in Dakar Rally history, winning the “World’s Toughest Race” a record of 12 times.
Leona ventured into motorsports when she was 20 and was quickly associated with the title ‘girl drifter’. Some of Leona’s recent achievements include Most Promising Female Motorsports Athlete in the Asia Automotive Awards 2019 and Most Inspiring Female Motorsports Athlete in the PETRONAS SIC Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) Awards.
Besides riding on the high-speed rides with Hiroshi Masuoka and Leona Chin, customers can test drive the new Triton on an off-road track with uneven surface and muddy terrain which was specially designed to test Mitsubishi Motors Super-Select 4WD II system and off-road mode. The track also features a descending track to test the Hill Descent Control on the new Triton.
The new Triton is based on the concept of ‘Engineered Beyond Tough’ and comes with Mitsubishi Motors’ 40 years of experience in developing pick-up trucks that are durable, reliable and comfortable.
The new Triton is priced from RM100,000 and available with a choice of five (5) variants and four (4) colours.
|Triton Adventure X||135,200.00||White Diamond, Jet Black Mica|
|Triton AT Premium||118,600.00||White Diamond, Graphite Gray|
|Triton MT Premium||112,500.00||White Diamond, Graphite Gray|
|Triton AT||105,990.00||White Diamond, Sterling Silver|
|Triton MT||100,200.00||White Diamond, Sterling Silver|
- Prices are quoted on-the-road without insurance (10% SST inclusive) for individual private owners only in Peninsular Malaysia and not applicable in duty free zones.
For more information on the new Triton, please visit http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/triton
Photo credits: Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia and author’s own