Adelaide, Australia (PressExposure) September 22, 2009 -- Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) and the Royal Automotive Club of Queensland (RACQ) have joined forces, bringing roadside assistance to Queensland drivers with a fleet of stunning 4x2 GLX Triton utility vehicles.
The RACQ currently has 30 Tritons in their fleet, and will eventually convert the majority of their fleet to Mitsubishi, totalling 90 fully kitted-out Tritons complete with canopy designed and equipped to RACQ specifications.
John Hamilton, Executive Manager of Roadside Assistance for the RACQ is pleased to make the change to Mitsubishi's durable Triton [http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/pages/vehicles/triton/home.aspx].
"The Triton offers us all the power and durability we need to bring roadside assistance to anyone, anywhere," said Mr Hamilton.
Generating 100kW of power @ 3800rpm and a handy 314Nm of torque @ 2000rpm, the new 16-valve inter-cooled turbo diesel Triton is more powerful, efficient, durable and reliable than ever before.
Offering economical fuel efficiency with low vibration and engine noise, Triton adopts Mitsubishi's renowned 2.5-litre Common Rail Diesel engine which delivers ample torque at low speeds while greatly reducing emissions through efficient fuel injection.
Standard safety specifications include Mitsubishi's RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body system with front crumple zones to absorb collision energy as well as reinforced supports, including side intrusion bars, to further protect the vehicle's occupants. Dual front driver SRS airbags, ABS braking system with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and seatbelt pre-tensioners are also standard on all 2.5 litre diesel variants.
The Triton family includes the RACQ's selection in the 2.5-litre diesel variants, as well as 2.4-litre petrol or 3.5-litre V6 petrol engines on the 4X2 and the 3.5-litre V6 petrol or a 3.2-litre CDI diesel engines on the 4X4, and cab chassis, pick-up or dual cab body styles.
Versatile, tough yet comfortable, and generously appointed; the Triton utility can turn its hand to almost anything. Its bold, powerful styling ensures it stands out on the road, while its impressive list of safety features and high-quality build make it strong, reliable and a pleasure to drive.
MMAL Head of Fleet and Used Vehicles, Iaen Paul is pleased to see the Mitsubishi Triton [http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/pages/vehicles/triton/home.aspx] being put to work on Queensland Roads.
"No vehicle is better suited to the role of roadside assistance than the durable and hardy Triton utility. With power, efficiency and style, the Triton can tackle any situation, on and off the road," said Paul.
The Triton is covered by Mitsubishi's 10 year / 160,000 km non-transferrable drive-train warranty, five year / 130,000 km new vehicle warranty and five year roadside assist as standard, and is available from over 200 Mitsubishi dealerships [http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/pages/owners-area/servicing-dealer-network.aspx] Australia-wide.