2024 Mitsubishi Triton awarded five-star safety rating by ANCAP

Updated Apr 16, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It received high ratings for adult occupant and child occupant protection. 

The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has given the next-generation 2024 Mitsubishi Triton a five-star safety rating. The car safety organization bestowed this to the pickup truck model after putting it through a battery of stringent tests. 

ANCAP safety & crash testing a Mitsubishi Triton

For adult occupant protection (AOP), ANCAP gave the Mitsubishi-made truck a rating of 86 percent, which is equivalent to 34.64 out of 40 points. It was noted that the Triton provided good protection to its driver and front passenger for the frontal offset, side impact, and oblique pole tests. 

For the child occupant protection (COP) test, the truck fared even better with an 89 percent rating, or 44.03 out of 49 points. It provided good protection for the child-sized crash dummies, though it was noted that child restraints (child seats) shouldn’t be installed on the second-row center position as it lacked top tether anchors. 

Triton frontal offset test at 50 km/h

Triton frontal offset test at 50 km/h

Concerning vulnerable road user protection, the Triton received 74 percent or a score of 47.01 out of 63. According to ANCAP, the truck had a mix of good and adequate protection to the head of a struck pedestrian. It did, however, return poor results when the pedestrian dummy struck its windshield pillars and the front edge of its hood. 

On top of that, the Triton’s automatic emergency braking (AEB) system was also able to return good performance by being able to mitigate forward collisions with pedestrians and cyclists. 

The lowest rating out of all the categories for the 2024 Triton went to the safety assist at 70 percent or 12.75 out of 18 points. This mainly concerned the truck’s advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) like its lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and AEB, among others. The truck’s weak spot when it came to this category is its poor AEB collision mitigation during crossing scenarios (t-bone crashes). 

Triton side impact test at 60 km/h

Triton side impact test at 60 km/h

Of note, the ANCAP crash test results for AOP and COP may likewise apply to all Philippine-spec 2024 Mitsubishi Triton variants. Then again, some aspects of ANCAP’s pedestrian protection tests (AEB detection for pedestrians) and the safety assist results may be limited to the Athlete 4x4 AT and the GLS 4x2 AT only. That’s because these are the only two locally available trims that come with an ADAS suite. 

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Know more about Mitsubishi Triton 2024

Mitsubishi Triton

The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton is a pickup truck for the Philippine market. It is the next-gen iteration model replacing the old Mitsubishi Strada. 

In the Philippine market, the Triton has a total of seven available variants. There’s the GL 4x2 MT, GLX 4x2 MT, GLX 4x2 AT, GLS 4x2 AT, GL 4x4 MT, GLX 4x4 MT, and the Athlete 4x4 AT. The price range for these trims starts at Php 1,134,000 for the entry-level GL 4x2 AT. The top-spec Athlete variant meanwhile, retails at Php 1,909,000.

There are two available versions of the Triton’s 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine. For the non-Athlete trims, the engine as mentioned earlier can make up to 180 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque. The Athlete meanwhile, gets a more powerful tune at 201 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque.

Depending on the variant, the Triton either comes with a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. Likewise present is a 4x4 drivetrain and a 4x2 drivetrain. 

Size-wise, the Triton at its largest is 5,360mm long, 1,930mm wide, and 1,815mm in height. The top-spec model also has a total of 222mm of ground clearance. 

Locally, the Philippine-spec 2024 Mitsubishi Triton competes against the Toyota Hilux, Isuzu D-Max, Nissan Navara, Mazda BT-50, Ford Ranger, and Foton Thunder, among others. 

₱ 1,134,000 - ₱ 1,909,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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