Tokyo, August 25, 2005
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation MMC announced
the release on the Thailand market of the new "Triton" 1-ton pickup truck.
Replacing the current Strada after a full redesign, the new Triton pickup
is assembled at Mitsubishi Motors local facility in Laem Chabang,
Thailand. Following the Thai launch, the company plans to start shipping
this pickup model to other countries and regions, and thus, it is expected
to play a major role in terms of the Company's global market strategy and
of achieving the Mitsubishi Motors Revitalization Plan.
Triton has been developed as a global
strategic model to the following three key concepts:
1. To fully satisfy user needs in terms of
pickup economy, durability and reliability;
2. To offer levels of quality that further
raise and consolidate the standing of the Mitsubishi Motors brand on a
3. To accommodate the needs of a broad
customer base not limited to commercial use.
The major features that distinguish the new
Triton pickup are:
An original and stylish exterior/interior
design that adds a sporty dash to pickup toughness;
packaging that provides a best-in-class roomy
interior living space; and
suspension and interior appointments that
realize sedan levels of comfort and ride.
Mitsubishi Motors launches
"380" large sporty sedan in Australia
380 is the first new built-in-Australia model in nine years and
Mitsubishi Motors has high expectations that the 380 will
contribute to achieve the 2005 Business Plan goals.
Development of the 380 was focused on meeting five customer
requirements: true large car power and performance, sporty styling,
outstanding value for money, comfortable large car space and world-class
quality, and refinement.
powered by a 3.8-liter SOHC MPI V6 engine that develops a maximum power of
175 kW and a maximum torque of 343 Nm and is mated to Mitsubishi's INVECS-II
Sport Mode 5-speed automatic transmission, a 5-speed manual transmission
is also available for enthusiasts. Derived from the North American Galant,
built and sold by Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. since 2003, 380 delivers
Euro3 compliant environmental performance and has been tailored to
Australian market needs that including massive overall leg room.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia
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elements serve both to highlight the originality and advanced qualities
Triton brings to the pickup segment and also to eliminate the commonly
held image of a pickup being a vehicle design purely for commercial use.
As such, these characteristics are expected to make a major contribution
in expanding the customer base for Mitsubishi brand pickup trucks.
Triton models are powered by a newly-developed
common rail direct injection diesel engine that delivers high outputs
while returning low consumption, clean emissions and quiet operation.
Other customer-winning features include a new body with top-rating
crashworthiness in the class and a Dakar Rally-honed four-wheel drive
system that delivers outstanding all-surface performance. The attractive
design and go-anywhere component specification puts the Triton
next-generation pickup ahead of the market in all aspects of performance.
Mitsubishi Motors has made concerted efforts
over recent years to strengthen the business base and boost the
competitiveness of its operations in Thailand because the country
constitutes both a major ASEAN bloc market for the Company in its global
strategy and a production and export hub for supplying 1-ton pickup trucks
to world markets.
Tokyo, October 13, 2005
— Mitsubishi Motors
Corporation announced that its Australian subsidiary Mitsubishi Motors
Australia Ltd (MMAL) has launched the new Mitsubishi 380 , a sporty
and powerful large sedan. The 380 was developed to offer the
highest levels of quality and performance, and is built at the MMAL
factory in Adelaide, Australia.