Automotive Mitsubishi Triton Athlete studio shot front quarter

Published on April 8th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin


2021 Mitsubishi Triton Athlete Launched In Malaysia

As the new flagship variant, the Triton Athlete boasts a rugged look

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has announced the arrival of the new Triton Athlete, which will take over from Triton Adventure X as the flagship variant in the model lineup.

The latest offering is priced at RM141,500 (on-the-road without insurance), RM3,600 more than the variant it replaces. Warranty period is five years or 200,000 km, whichever comes first.

The theme here is evidently black and with this being the case, the colour is applied generously to the front under garnish, grille, side mirrors, door handles, window deflectors, side steps and 18-inch wheels. Completing its robust look are black “Triton Athlete” decals.

Just like the Adventure X, the Athlete is available in Sun Flare Orange Pearl. Two other colours offered for this variant are White Diamond and Jet Black Mica.

Inside, you’ll find LED illuminated scuff plates and orange-stitching leather wrapping the steering wheel and gear knob. Standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a rear air circulator.

There are no mechanical changes, so the Athlete carries on with the familiar 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine that develops 181 PS and 430 Nm. Super Select 4WD II with off-road mode and Hill Descent Control remain onboard, too.

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Check out the press release for more information:


Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, introduced the new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete today. The Triton Athlete is the flagship model of the Mitsubishi Triton 4×4 pick-up range, replacing the Triton Adventure X.

The Triton Athlete is the embodiment of toughness refined and will be available in three colours – Sun Flare Orange Pearl, White Diamond as well as Jet Black Mica and packs on extra accessories to match its stylish yet rugged presence.

Aesthetic wise, the Triton Athlete is accentuated by a gloss black front under garnish and ‘Dynamic Shield’ front design concept incorporating a glossy black radiator grille and sporty ‘ATHLETE’ graphic design side stripe sticker.

The Triton’s tougher outlook is further complimented by a black theme including side mirrors, door handles, aero type window deflectors, 18-inch gloss black rims and side steps.

Moving into the cabin, the Triton Athlete comes with orange-stitching leather wrapped steering, gear knobs and LED illuminated scuff plates. The Triton Athlete also comes with first-in-class rear air circulator.

The Triton Athlete is priced at the following on-the-road and without insurance for private registration, and comes with a warranty of 5-Years or 200,000km whichever comes first.

RegionPrice (RM)
Peninsular Malaysia141,500

The Triton is gaining its popularity as Malaysia’s favourite pick-up truck. The company’s volume seller, recorded a sales performance of 7,598 units for Financial Year 2020 (April 2020- March 2021), which is a 32% increase in sales as compared to Financial Year 2019 (April 2019- March 2020).

Customers can visit the new Mitsubishi Online Showroom  for a virtual view and to book the new Triton Athlete. 

More about the Mitsubishi Triton Athlete

The Triton Athlete is powered by a 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel engine, which produces 181 PS max power and 430 Nm max torque with Variable Valve Timing technology. Safety wise, the Triton Athlete comes with class-leading safety features as standard, such as Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist (BSW with LCA), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), Auto High Beam (AHB) and 7 SRS airbags.

The Triton Athlete is also equipped with an All Round Monitor (ARM), Driving Video Recorder (DVR) and 7-Inch Touchscreen Audio with Apple Carplay and Android Ready as standard. The ARM, DVR, and infotainment system upgrades are offered by MMM authorized dealers at all Mitsubishi Motors showroom nationwide.

For control, the Triton Athlete is fitted with Super Select 4WD II with off-road mode for optimum traction and handling characteristics in any given terrain. The Triton Athlete also comes with Hill Descent Control where the vehicle speed is electronically controlled while it is in a descent mode.

The Triton Athlete also delivers an impressive turning radius of 5.9m, making parking or turning in the tightest spaces effortless.

The Triton range comes with a choice of six variants:

VariantPrice (RM)
Triton Athlete141,500
Triton AT Premium121,000
Triton MT Premium113,300
Triton AT105,990
Triton MT100,200
Triton Quest79,890

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