The Mitsubishi Triton is a light commercial vehicle produced by Mitsubishi. It was originally known as the Mitsubishi Fortein Japan from 1978 to 1986 when the name was discontinued as the pickup was not sold in its home market for a while. For most export markets (including South Africa) the name L200 is used though it also been known as the Rodeo, Colt, Storm, Magnum, L200 Strakar (badge used in Portugal since 1999, Strakar is a portmanteau of Strada and Dakar) and others. Cumulative sales of the first three generations exceeded 2.8 million units around the world.
The Triton has quietly served Mitsubishi very well for the last almost-40 years. The first-generation car wasn’t sold here, but the next three have sold more than 495,000 between them – and 150,000 in the previous MN model alone. As well, the light truck has had to reinvent itself as a civilian-spec hauler with all the bells and whistles consumers have come to expect from a modern day car – and offer it at just the right price.
The Triton was long overdue in SA and Mitsubishi sure took their time to bring the fifth-generation bakkie to our shores. In other countries, it was already available, but we had to wait almost a year before it got here. The Triton is also much more refined inside, with almost lavish-type materials which feels lovely to touch. Glossy finishes instead of mundane plastics and soft, plushy leather seats that make you want to sit deeper and drive further into the sunset on a later afternoon cruise, or safari.
We at CMH Mitsubishi the Glen (South) are proud Triton enthusiasts and Mitsubishi fans. We boast a full Sales Team, experienced Service Team and a great Parts Department too. So purchasing your Mitsubishi Triton will not only give you a bakkie and a half but you also have a full Mitsubishi Team behind you as well. Rest assured you will be well looked after at CMH Mitsubishi The Glen (South).