It comes with some specification changes that should make it more able on the rough stuff, extra kit as standard from Mitsubishi’s Genuine Accessories list, and quite a few additional black or dark-themed bits to finish off that sportier impression.
Just yesterday, we reported on the Ford Ranger undergoing an identical ‘darkening’ regimen for its XLT-based FX4 Special Edition as if folks in both camps are being fed ideas through the same hive mind. Both these Triton and Ranger ‘editions’ are even based on the mid-range grade.
Though, at least Mitsubishi’s changes also include giving their Triton GLS Sports Edition some mechanical improvements over the purely cosmetic job Ford pulled. Accurately, it’s actually one new item: the rear differential lock that’s typically only reserved for the range-topping Triton Exceed.
Available in black, Titanium, or Starlight exterior paint finish, unique to the Sports Edition ute are blacked out front bumper fascia and ‘Dynamic Shield’ grille, black headlamp garnish, black 17-inch alloy wheels, black fender flares, black side step, black rear step bumper, black sports bar, and black powder coated nudge bar.
There’s also new carpet mats, tow bar and tow ball, soft tonneau cover, tinted bonnet protector, and tub liner. Optionally, Mitsubishi can equip the it with a snorkel, colour matching hard tonneau cover, and ‘Venom’ driving lights and harness.
Of course, the same new features found in the Triton GLS such as Smartphone Link Display, keyless entry, and reversing camera are also included. The same 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel shared across the Triton Double Cab range is unchanged, putting out 133kW and 430Nm.
- Triton GLS Sports Edition - Manual - $45,990
- Triton GLS Sports Edition - Automatic - $48,490