The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to the Mitsubishi Triton


Since 1986 the Mitsubishi Triton has been the ute of choice for those needing a reliable yet flexible light commercial vehicle, and has increasingly kept up with competitor utes such as the Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. Read this short Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Mitsubishi Triton for details on the different Triton models, Mitsubishi’s technology system and what’s expected for the Triton in 2022.


Mitsubishi Triton Australia


Mitsubishi has had to remain innovative with the Triton as its competitors are consistently bringing out new ute models with fresher technology, sleeker builds and more economical engines. This is nothing new as for over 40 years Australia has relied on Mitsubishi to give it a machine that is not only durable and reliable but fun when you want it to be. The 5-star safety rating and latest safety technology will ensure you and any passengers will always get to your destination in comfort and safety.


Whether you’re in the market for a dual cab or a single cab, workhorse or upmarket trim, 2 or 4 wheel drive, or whether you need a true construction site machine or a family truck, you’ll be met with a powerful, diesel engine no matter your choice. All models have a fuel tank capacity of 75 litres and the GLX version will give you a combined fuel consumption of 8.6L / 100km. The base model Triton GLX two-wheel drive will set you back $23,490 whereas the top of the range Triton GSR four-wheel drive will cost you $53,490, meaning there’s a price range where anyone can find a favourite.


Wealth of Triton Choices


The double cab variants of the Triton range give you a variety of style options as standard such as 18 inch alloy wheels, MiTECH safety and connectivity technology for audio needs, as well as LED daytime running lights. Underneath the stylish exterior is a rugged and durable ladder chassis that is rigid enough to ensure you’ll have stability and a solid handle of the road whether you’re taking the back roads home or cruising down the highway. The Triton has a leaf spring rear suspension that sits above the axle which provides increased traction and load-carrying capabilities whereas in the front of the vehicle you’ll be greeted by the double wishbones sporting coil springs and a stabiliser bar to fine-tune the responsiveness.


As standard on all double cab Tritons the cargo bed has a reinforced durability and measures 1520mm in length, 1470mm in width and has a depth of 475mm. For an easy, one-handed system the tailgate of the Triton has a single handle and its six integrated cargo hooks will allow you to secure any load safely. Its unique J-line design and compact wheelbase allows the Triton to have an exceptionally small turning circle and increased maneuverability without compromising on interior cabin space, this means getting your load out of any tight parking lots will be a breeze and the Tritons impressive power and torque mean that it won’t break a sweat with heavier loads.


The GLX Club Cab Cab Chassis Triton and the GLX+ Club Cab Pick Up four-wheel models have some upgraded features that set it apart as a hard-working vehicle coming with extra room for any gear you’ll need with you in the cabin or some rear seats for passengers. Clamshell style doors as well as platform side steps ensure easy access to the cabin for all occupants.


Mitsubishi Triton Power and Performance


At Wrong Fuel Rescue we know that power and performance are among the most important aspects of a vehicle and are especially relevant when it comes to an ute. Although in previous renditions of the Triton, it wasn’t as popular as other top-tier utes such as the Ford Ranger or Nissan Navara, with recent updates the Triton’s power is now in the same league as the top contending utes. The Mitsubishi Triton is equipped with a 2.4 litre MIVEC turbo diesel engine which provides optimal performance and efficiency.


The Triton delivers 133 kW of power at 3500rpm and a peak torque of 430 Nm at 2500 rpm. The engine is constructed with lightweight aluminium block and boasts a quiet, smooth and efficient level of performance. Tritons also offer considerable cargo capacity assisted by a competitive braked towing capacity. All double cab Mitsubishi Tritons have a braked towing capacity of 3.1 tonnes (or 3100kg) and a Gross Combined Mass of 5.885 tonnes, with the low kerb weight of the Triton giving an ideal balance between towing capacity and payload.


Transmission, Braking System and 4WD


The Mitsubishi Triton, much like similar tier utes, is available in both manual and automatic transmissions. The Triton’s 6 speed manual transmission gearbox, the short-throw lever and the light-action clutch all make a manual drive comfortable and easy. Optimised by top gear ratios, the 6 speed automatic transmission delivers a smooth and quiet drive at high speeds, with the benefit of improved fuel economy. The automatic transmission also has a Manual Shift Mode which allows the driver to shift to a sportier manual control with instant ease.


The Mitsubishi Triton is equipped with Mitsubishi Motors’ Anti-locking Braking System which means that in the event that the driver has to brake suddenly and avoid any obstructions, they will be able to retain steering control and swiftly and safely move the vehicle. The Triton is also equipped with Mitsubishi Motors’ Electronic Brakeforce Distribution which works alongside the Anti-locking Braking System to monitor the load and distribute braking force between the back and front wheels. This assists especially if the vehicle has a load in the back, and it will be able to stop in a shorter distance than with standard brakes.


For those who are interested in off-road adventures and are looking to take their ute off the beaten path, the Triton is certainly able to with Mitsubishi’s Super Select II 4WD system which is available on the Triton GLS and GSR. This innovative system, all controlled with just a switch, allows the driver to switch between two wheel drive and four wheel drive at up to 100kmh, and has four separate modes to ensure that the Triton is suited for any terrain and conditions.


The Mitsubishi Triton Super Select II 4WD includes 2H, 4H, 4HLC and 4LLC. 2H refers to 2WD High Range and drives the back wheels of the vehicle only which affords ideal fuel efficiency. 4H, Full Time 4WD, sends power to and controls all four of the Triton’s wheels and is optimal in rougher conditions. 4HLC refers to 4WD High Range with locked centre differential and acts to control and minimise wheelspin when the vehicle is on a rugged terrain with minimal grip. Finally, 4LLC, or 4WD Low Range with locked centre differential, utilises the torque and power of the vehicle to maintain a steady and secure grip when the Triton is in sand, snow or on a steep slope.


Mitsubishi Triton Interior and Tech


At Wrong Fuel Rescue we know that although power and performance are important, they mean nothing unless it is matched with comfort and style, and the Mitsubishi Triton does just that. The Triton double cab models can comfortably carry five adults and the backseats of the vehicle offer significant leg room and space as well as a reclined seat angle which offers generous head and shoulder room for passengers. The Triton GSR is the model offering ultimate comfort with heated, leather front seats.


The interior of all Triton models offer comfort for both drivers and passengers and the vehicle is fitted with a leather-bound steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake, with the bonus of an adjustable steering height and reach column. Added features include rear privacy glass, dual-zone climate control, numerous 12-volt and USB connections including two USB ports for backseat passengers, a 7.0 inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a six-speaker infotainment system.


The Mitsubishi Triton is equipped with Mitsubishi Motors Intuitive Technology (MiTECK0) which is a combination of innovative features and technology that work simultaneously to ensure driver safety and comfort. The features that Wrong Fuel Rescue finds the most notable on the Mitsubishi Triton are:


-Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

-Hill Descent Control (HDC)

-Hill Start Assist (HSA)

-Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

-Blind Spot Warning (BSW) & Lane Change Assist (LCA)

-Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS)

-Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)

-Auto High Beam (AHB)

-Auto Rain Sensing Wipers

-Auto Dusk Sensing Headlamps

-Multi Around Monitor

-Reverse Parking Camera and Parking Sensors

-Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)

-Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) & Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)


What’s next for the Mitsubishi Triton?


Entering into the second half of 2021 Mitsubishi have already announced some updates and changes to the Mitsubishi Triton range, to be expected in 2022. For starters, the GLX-R will no longer be available as a 4×4 dual cab with manual transmission, and its counterpart the 4×4 dual cab with automatic transmission, will now be joined by a 4×2 dual cab, also with automatic transmission. The GLX-R 4×4 and 4×2 dual cabs are now fitted with black alloy wheels.


The GLX has also seen some changes, with the GLX 4×4 dual cab ute now also only available in manual transmission. The GLX ADAS hasn’t changed too much, except the trim level which adds driver assist technology and active safety to the base GLX has now been removed from the vehicle. The GLX ADAS club cab chassis with automatic transmission has now been renamed the GLX, although it’s important to note the manual transmission counterpart and any of the GLX single cab models, are not equipped with significant features such as autonomous braking and automatic headlights.


The 2022 updates do see some changes in specs, and with that comes a few price changes. The GSR will no longer come standard with a surround-view camera, and instead this will only be available when you opt for the Tan Orange interior. The surround-view camera is also only available on GLS models when you opt for the Deluxe package. In terms of pricing the GSR is expected to sit at around $53,240 before on-road costs, $250 cheaper than previously, with the rest of the range seeing a price increase of between $250 and $1200. Australian shores are also expected to see an updated Mitsubishi Triton in either 2022 or 2023 which will likely implement many of the features expected on the next Nissan Navara.


Wrong fuel rescue for a Mitsubishi Triton


Adding the wrong fuel to a vehicle can happen to anyone at any time, and Wrong Fuel Rescue is here to help. To avoid adding the wrong fuel to your Mitsubishi Triton, our best advice at Wrong Fuel Rescue is to always double check the pump before filling up. Below are some indicators from Wrong Fuel Rescue that you should be wary of as they can increase the risk of adding the wrong fuel to your Triton:


1.Filling up at a different fuel servo to your usual one – don’t assume hose colours are the same as your local servo and always double check

2.Switching between brands, different hose/nozzle colours

3.Swapping between cars (using different fuel) at home or work – it’s easy to ‘forget’ which car you’re filling and which fuel it needs

4.It’s a new car using different fuel to your old car

5.You are distracted by your passengers while filling up

6.You are in a rush


If you are a proud Mitsubishi Triton driver, you should be prepared for a wrong fuel scenario by understanding the Wrong Fuel Rescue warning signs to look out for.


If you have put petrol in your diesel Mitsubishi Triton you may notice:


1.A loud knocking sound whilst driving or whilst the engine is idling

2.An excessive amount of smoke coming from your exhaust

3.Slower than usual acceleration and reduced performance

4.Your engine warning light may illuminate

5.Your engine may stop altogether

6.Your car struggles or fails to start


If you have put diesel into your petrol car some of the things you may notice:


1.Your engine misfires causing your car to feel like it is jerking down the road

2.Excess smoke from your exhaust caused from unburnt fuel (diesel)

3.Your engine cuts out

4.Your engine won’t start no matter how many times you try to turn it over


Wrong Fuel Rescue has rescued hundreds of Mitsubishi Tritons over the years and is proud to be Australia’s most trusted, quickest and cost effective solution to getting your Triton’s fuel tank drained and back on the road.


With our Australian based call center and skilled roadside assistance mechanics located across the country, we are the quickest and most cost-effective solution for all Mitsubishi Triton models. If you have put petrol in your diesel Triton or diesel in your petrol vehicle, simply remain calm and wait for Wrong Fuel Rescue and our timely service to get you back to work, your off-road adventure, or your family.