Wednesday, November 19, 2014
UPDATED: 2015 Mitsubishi Strada Unveiled
UPDATE 4: It has officially launched (3/20).
UPDATE 3: Here is the official Philippine brochure. (3/7).
UPDATE 2: More info of the Philippine-spec model via an interview with Mr. Namiki. (2/14).
UPDATE 1: More info, pics of 2015 Mitsubishi Strada/Triton live at the 31st Thailand Motor Expo 2014 (12/1).
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has formally unveiled the all-new Triton (our Strada) in Thailand. It’s the Triton’s first full re-design after nine long years and it’s already on sale in Thailand. It will soon hit other markets, including the Philippines, in 2015.
Conceived around the concept of “Ultimate Sport Utility Truck”, the all-new 2015 Triton promises to combine the interior comfort of a passenger car with the functionality and reliability of a pick-up truck. The styling, which Mitsubishi says, evokes the form of a “well-honed athlete” presents the new corporate face although there remains some very strong similarities with the outgoing Strada. Still, Mitsubishi says that matching the looks are high levels of safety performance through its durable and sturdy chassis as well as frame structure with the RISE impact safety body. The all-new Triton is said to deliver quietness and comfort rivaling that of a passenger car thanks to a new diesel engine, optimized suspension, and the strategic placement of sound insulation.
Available in Single Cab, Double Cab, and Club Cab variants, the all-new 2015 Triton/Strada is powered by three engine choices. Leading the pack is a new 2.4-liter MIVEC turbo diesel engine called the 4N15. It has 181 horsepower and an aluminum block. In addition, the 2.5-liter Di-D with variable geometry turbo and the 2.4-liter gasoline engine are carried over from the current Strada.
Mitsubishi says that the all-new Triton will have varied equipment optimized for each individual market. However, the Thailand model has features including leather seats, a Smart Key push button start/stop, GPS navigation, among other features.
The all-new 2015 Strada/Triton will be assembled at Mitsubishi’s Laem Chabang Plant.