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Monday, April 16, 2012

Mitsubishi Triton & Pajero Sport VGT Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah

The previous grand ever roadshow (with special appearance of Masuoka Hiroshi, the two time champion of the Dakar Rally -2002 and 2003), I have test-driven the Triton 3.2 on the provided track. Link here to 2011 Mitsubishi Roadshow. Similar roadshow by Toyota for Hilux 3.0 at 1Borneo here and 2009 Toyota Hilux here.

I visited again their roadshow this year which was held at car park near Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah on 15 April 2012. Last year in May 2011, the roadshow took place at Alam Mesra open space near 1Borneo. 

Although there is no very radical change in the looks of the new Triton and the Pajero Sport, however the introduction of what they call "VGT" or "Variable Geometry Turbo" is the eye-catching name to indicate more power intended for its class. Furthermore, some macho looks on the exterior made this truck as a robust "hardcore" machine. 

Well, I do not know how to explain or review a truck like this because no serious test-drive and never own such car. Nevertheless, lets the photos speak a thousand stories. I actually wanted to take photos of these cars in the dirt off road something like in this CBT entry, may be next time. Oh, photos will also be available at http://www.4wd-suv.com/, I am a freelance photographer/journalist for this 4x4/SUV related portal.

Camera in use: Olympus E-1 + 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0

Mitsubishi Roadshow - The Hardcore Driver
The hardcore driver during my ride in Pajero Sport VGT, thanks bro.

Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu SabahMitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu SabahMitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu SabahMitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu SabahMitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu SabahMitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Mitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu SabahMitsubishi Roadshow - Asia City, Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Comparison

Chevrolet Colorado 2.5L vs. Mitsubishi Triton VGT 2.5L vs. Toyota Hilux 2.5G vs. Ford Ranger 2.2L 

Model
Colorado 2.5L
Triton 2.5 VGT
Hilux 2.5G
Ranger 2.2L
Transmission
5-speed MT
5-speed AT
5-speed MT/4-speed AT
6-sped MT/AT (ESOF)

Dimensions And Weight
Overall length (mm)
5,347
5,295
5,260
5,359
Overall width (mm)
1,882
1,800
1,835
1,850
Overall height (mm)
1,821
1,780
1,850
1,815
Wheelbase (mm)
3,096
3,000
3,085
3,220
Track Front (mm)
1,570
1,520
1,540
1,560
Track Rear (mm)
1,570
1,515
1,540
1,560
Min. ground clearance (mm)

205
292
233
Curb weight (kg)
2062
1,880
1,880
2010
Gross vehicle weight (kg)
3100
2,930
2,730
3,200

Engine
Type
4-in line Duramax XLD25
2.5-liter 16-valve
inline-4 turbocharged and intercooled DI-D
4-Cylinder, In-Line, 16-Valve, DOHC Turbo Diesel
2.2-litre Turbo Diesel 4-in line
Displacement (cc)
2,449
2,477
2,494
2,198
Max. Output
150HP / 3,800
178PS / 4,000
102PS / 3,600
110(150)@3,700
Max. torque (N-m(kg-m)/rpm)
350 / 2,000
350(35.7) / 1,800-3,500
260 (26.5) / 1,600–2,400
375(38.24)@2,500

Fuel System
Fuel supply equipment
Diesel Common Rail Direct Injection with Fixed Geometry Turbo
Electrical fuel injection (Common   Rail)
Common-Rail Direct Injection
Common-Rail Direct Injection
Fuel tank capacity (litres)

75
76
80
Fuel Consumption (100KM)
8.4
8.9

Tyres
Front and rear
16”X6.5J
245/65R17
25570R15
265/60R18

Price
RM95,692.80
RM105,721.50
RM93,365.10
RM101,188*
*Sabah price, AT
Source: brochures and websites.

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