Monday, 24 June 2013 08:30

Plug-in SUV on display at Fieldays

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MITSUBISHI WILL display eleven versions of its Triton ute at Fieldays, all powered by the maker’s 2.5L 133kW intercooled turbo diesels (407-356Nm of torque). 


Among them will be the manual transmission GL 2WD double cab wellside. Until 30 June, this is priced $11,000 lower than rrp – $29,990 (plus on-road costs). This tows a 3-tonne braked load. 

Among Mitsubishi’s Fieldays special Tritons will be the leather-equipped GLS manual at $43,490 or $45,500 (auto), the manual GLX-R at $40,500, and the manual GL wellside ($36,500) and cab chassis ($35,000). 

Mitsubishi’s latest ASX crossover vehicle raised its off-road capability by several notches in the 2014 range due late this month. 

Also on the stand will be the new LS and Sport 4WD models combine uprated, Outlander-level 2.2L diesel power and torque with 6-speed auto transmission. Remarkable economy too, at 5.8L/100km, plus a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

Spec levels on the new models include auto air, six-inch touch screen audio system with integrated rear view image, Bluetooth, 6 speed automatic with sport mode, roof rails, alloys and full size spare wheel. The Sport model adds leather-faced seats, heated front seats, power-operated driver’s seat and super wide HID headlamps. RRPs are LS $41,990, Sport $45,990.

Also on site will be a regular, fully equipped five-seater family Outlander, with 590-litre boot space, 4WD and able to tow a 1.6 tonne braked trailer. Its 2-litre MIVEC petrol engine is the latest high-efficiency design, powering a 12kWh lithium ion underfloor battery that powers two 60kW electric motors – one driving each axle.

This pioneering Outlander is the world’s first all-wheel-drive SUV plug-in hybrid (PHEV).


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