VIDEO: 2019 Mitsubishi Triton Chief Product Specialist Masuda on the brand new transmission, up to date suspension

Regardless of its utilitarian origins, the pick-up truck is now a well-liked automobile in Malaysia, even with the city set. On the sidelines of the 2018 Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Motor Present the place the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton was previewed, our man Jonathan Lee speaks with the boys in control of the closely revised pick-up truck at Mitsubishi Motors.

“Merely, it's for practical stability. Although others have gone to seven or extra gear ratios, we've additionally upgraded the Triton from 5 to 6 (gears). There are a number of necessities to fulfil, akin to driveability, acceleration, weight, and extra,” mentioned chief product specialist for the Mitsubishi Triton Yoshiki Masuda.

“Going to a six-speed from a five-speed transmission, the taller gear helps cut back engine RPM and subsequently enhance refinement at pace. If we transcend that (variety of gears), it wouldn’t be a great match to the Triton’s efficiency, which is why we discovered the six-speed unit provides the very best stability,” Masuda mentioned, including that the gearbox is manufactured by Aisin.

In addition to the transmission, what else by way of suspension and chassis have been modified or upgraded?

“Now we have enlarged the diameter of the rear suspension’s dampers, and with this capability enhance we've additionally fine-tuned the spring settings for the entrance coil springs and rear leaf springs, in an effort to optimise the traits of the spring fee to match the bigger rear dampers.

Will Malaysians make use of latest off-road modes on the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton?

“Sure, I feel so. Malaysian highway situations are very distinctive, the place even huge cities have unbalanced conditions. Subsequently, I consider this operate is likely to be helpful for Malaysian roads,” mentioned Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia CEO Tomoyuki Shinnishi.

So, there we've it from Mitsubishi Motors; the 2019 Triton has been constructed for stability, and fitted to Malaysian highway situations as well. Take a look at the next movies as nicely, the place we take a more in-depth have a look at the Triton, in addition to have an early impression of what it’s wish to drive.


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