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THE MITSUBISHI TRITON BLACKLINE

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I’m feeling a bit like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day today, writing yet another story about yet another limited-edition 4WD with black bolt-on accessories. This time, it’s Mitsubishi.

 

It’s called the Triton blackline and it features all of those same mods we’ve come to know and love in this segment. Based on the GLS, the exterior is peppered with black-pack features including the grille, handles, mirrors, flares, steps, rear bumper, sports bar and decals.

 

Beyond the aesthetics, some practical mods are included: There’s a locking rear differential (which is normally only available on higher-specced models). There’s also a tub liner and a Smart Key. And of course, the wheels are black alloy. Otherwise, it’s all the same Triton we’ve known for a few years now. It’s your typical IFS/leaf suspension setup, with the 2.4-litre turbo diesel motor (133kW @ 3,500rpm, 430Nm @ 2,500rpm.

 

The new Blackline continues with one of the Triton’s major strengths: Value. Pay $41,990 for the manual six-speed, or $43,990 for the auto five-speed.  

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