Get more Power and better Performance out of your Mitsubishi Triton 2.5 D-iD, visit Steves Auto Clinic.

Mitsubishi Motors has recently launched the new Triton 2.5 D-iD into South Africa’s highly competitive leisure and light commercial vehicle market. And Steves Auto Clinic are once again already able to offer owners of this turbodiesel machine a simple solution that adds instant urge to their vehicle.
The Triton is initially available only as double cab 4×4 and boasts an all-new common rail direct injection powerplant. The new 2.5 litre, turbocharged, intercooled engine is a much quieter, cleaner and more economical than ever before.
It also helps in producing a very decent 100 kW at 3 500 rpm and 314 Nm of torque at 2 000 rpm in the below 3.0 litre turbodiesel class.
This power and torque does a sufficient job of providing drive for the Triton, but if there is one draw back, it is that the Triton never seems to have a huge amount of urge at any point through the rev range. And the tested figures back this feeling up with the 0-100 km/h sprint coming up in almost 16 seconds and the in-gear acceleration in 5th gear also being a bit on the slow side.
But, as we know, sufficient has never been enough for the team at SAC. By simply fitting a plug and play Powerplug to the vehicle, instant urge is safely and reliably added. The Triton now feels more like a 3.0 litre turbodiesel and, no matter where you are in the rev range; a prod of the right foot invokes serious acceleration. Once again the figures back this up with the 0-100 km/h mark coming up in just over 14 seconds now while the in-gear acceleration shows massive gains of almost 3 seconds anywhere tested.
The good news is that should you want even more from your Triton, there is a Powercooler upgrade that can be offered with the Powerplug and this sees even more urge added to this impressive newcomer.
– Performance data –
All tests conducted using a Racelogic VBOX GPS-based data acquisition system
SAC Standard
ACCELERATION:
0 – 60 km/h: 5.68 secs 6.21 secs
0 – 80 km/h: 9.03 secs 9.91 secs
0 – 100 km/h: 14.49 secs 15.98 secs
0 – 120 km/h: 21.43 secs 23.63 secs
60-100 km/h (5th): 14.40 secs 17.66 secs
80-120 km/h (5th): 14.80 secs 17.64 secs
Quarter mile: 19.20 @ 114.43 km/h 19.84 @ 111.03 km/h
1 km: 35.81 @ 138.74 km/h 36.79 @ 136.28 km/h
Top speed: 170.94 km/h 168.34 km/h