Mitsubishi Increases Towing Capacity for Pajero, Challenger and Triton
“While some of Mitsubishi's competitors may lay claim to matching the excellent towing capacities of the Pajero, Challenger and Triton, it all comes down to a viable payload capacity. This is particularly true in the 4x4 utility segment, where Mitsubishi's Triton really shines. Although some Triton competitors claim the three-tonne towing capacity, the reality is that, with a three-tonne load in tow, their payload can't cope with any luggage, tools, or passengers - not a viable option in either a working or recreational situation,” stated the press release.
The automotive producer’s Triton Single Cab and Dual Cab models, as well as the Challenger have seen their towing capacity increased to three tonnes and their tow ball download boosted to 300 kg. To achieve this, the company’s engineers made structural, engine and transmission cooling and stability modifications.
The Pajero now has a maximum towing capacity of three tones and a maximum tow ball download of 180 kg. However, when towing 2,500 kg or less, the maximum tow ball download is increased to 250 kg.
“Mitsubishi’s three-tonne towing vehicles display style, safety and versatility, suited for the demands of their hard-working owners and able to convert to family transport or recreational vehicles on weekends. The three vehicles all come with a comprehensive five year/130,000 whole vehicle warranty, backed up by a 10 year/160,000 km powertrain warranty and a five year/unlimited km roadside assistance package,” stated the press release.