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New Mitsubishi Triton Shogun – What you get for R810,000

Mitsubishi has launched one final flagship model for the Triton, ending the current generation’s run on a high note before the new models arrive later this year.

Known as the Shogun, the newcomer is perched at the top of the line-up with a price tag of R809,990, which is only R1,000 more than the previous top-end unit, the Xtreme.

Named after the historical military leaders of Japan, the Shogun badge signifies a number of cosmetic and functional upgrades for Mitsubishi’s cars and is reserved for the front-runner models.

What you get

The new Triton’s visual enhancements start with a matte black colour scheme on several exterior components, including the front bumper, headlight covers, front and rear fog light covers, and roof rails.

At the back is a signature Shogun sports bar which sits above the 1,520mm-long load bin furnished with a tonneau cover and a tailgate lock.

It also comes standard with a tow bar and Dunlop all-terrain tyres mounted on 18-inch black alloy rims.

The black theme carries over to the interior, though the tone is livened up with a red stitch pattern on the leather seats, steering wheel, and door lining.

This is all on top of the equipment found on the Xtreme, including automatic LED headlights, daytime running lights, a rear diff lock, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry and start, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice commands, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, an electric driver’s seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Furthermore, the double cab provides seven airbags, stability control, traction control, ABS, electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, a reverse camera, rear parking sensors, and cruise control.

Powering the Shogun is a 2.4-litre, turbocharged diesel engine which pumps out a total of 133kW and 430Nm.

It features a six-speed automatic gearbox with a low-range setting connecting to a selectable four-wheel-drive system with hill-descent control.

The bakkie’s fuel consumption works out to an average of 8.3l/100km, and it can tow up to 3,100kg as well as carry 1,030kg in the load bed.

Ground clearance for the Triton is pegged at 220mm and it measures 5,285mm in length, 1,815mm in width, and 1,780mm in height.

For buyers planning to go bundu-bashing with their Shogun, it boasts an approach angle of 28 degrees, a break-over and departure angle of 25 degrees, and a wheelbase of 3,000mm.

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