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2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ special edition on sale in Australia

Mitsubishi Australia is jumping onto the special edition ute bandwagon, announcing the release of the new Triton GLX+ double cab. It, like the others, brings added equipment and boosted value to the tradies’ favourite.

2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ double cabBased on the new Triton GLX dual cab, the GLX+ comes with 16-inch alloy wheels (replacing standard steel items), and a 6.1-inch LCD touch-screen interface paired with a rear-view camera. A rear step bumper bar is also added, above the regular GLX.

Like the regular models, the GLX+ uses the company’s latest 2.4-litre MIVEC turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. It produces 133kW and 430Nm, offering an average fuel consumption of 7.6L/100km for the auto and 7.2L/100km for the manual.

With these specs the Triton sits in the market with about average power and torque, and slightly better than average fuel economy. The Triton uses a five-speed auto while some modern rivals adopt a more efficient six-, seven-, or even eight-speed auto.

Standard features for the GLX+ include halogen headlights, a black grille, hill-start assist, trailer stability assist, side steps, Bluetooth, cruise control, and an Easy Select four-wheel drive system with low range. All Triton GLX models offer a braked towing capacity of 3100kg, and a payload capacity of 970kg.

The special edition will be on sale for a limited time only. Starting prices are as below (excludes on-road costs):

2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4×4 double cab 6spd manual – $36,990
2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4×4 double cab 5spd auto- $39,490

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.