The special edition Mitsubishi Triton Athlete makes its first public appearance at the 2017 Thai Motor Expo. Additions include cosmetic enhancements and new features. The Athlete edition was officially unveiled last week. Prices start THB 879,000 (INR 1,737,085) onwards.
Mitsubishi has made a number of cosmetic additions to the exterior and interior of the Triton. The exterior is characterized by blacked-out honeycomb grille, black cladding on the bumpers and wheel arches. Also part of the Athlete package is black 17-inch alloy wheels, side steps, ORVMs, and door handles. There are black and orange decals on the front bumper, rear bumper, and the sides.
The black and orange theme continues on inside as well. Black upholstery with orange inlays to match the body graphics adorn the seats. The seat back and floor mats bear 'Athlete' lettering. There is contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel, gear knob, door panel, storage box, and center console. In terms of equipment, the Mitsubishi Triton Athlete gets an 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and a touchscreen AVN with Apple CarPlay support.
There will be three exterior colour options on offer – White Pearl, Titanium Grey, and Black Diamond. Customers can choose from Double Cab Plus MT, Double Cab Plus AT, and Double Cab 4WD variants.
Under the hood, the Mitsubishi Triton Athlete houses a 2.4 L MIVEC engine producing 181 hp @ 3,500 rpm and 430 Nm @ 2,500 rpm mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The automatic variant is available in both 2WD and 4WD formats.