Mitsubishi unveils one-off toughened Triton ute for Fieldays
Mitsubishi has gone to town to create a one-off special edition rugged rural beast for National Fieldays at Mystery Creek, near Hamilton.
They've take the company's top of the range 4WD VRX Triton ute and hit the parts bins to unveil the Huntway.
"Starting from the top and building up, we've taken the leader of our Triton pack and essentially untamed the beast," said Daniel Cook, general manager of vehicle sales and marketing.
"If our regular Triton is tough, this is the Terminator."
The special edition ute aims to show what can be done with the Triton. While there are no plans to offer the Huntaway model for sale, the company has said it is already blown away by the level of interest and are working with customers on how to modify their Tritons.
The concept Huntaway is squared up with a robust TJM front protection bar, custom wide fenders, roof and front-mounted Narva light bars, plus a Rhino Rack Pioneer roof tray and personalised decal.
It's poised for action on DTM Fuel Ripper 20 inch wheels shod with Atturo Trail Blade M/T tyres and stands over 100mm above a regular Triton.
That height is achieved through front 1 inch spacers between the strut and chassis, 2 inch rear lift blocks and a 2.5 inch body lift.
Any rocks thrown up underneath will meet with resolute resistance in the form of a custom undertray, while any bigger boulders can be swiftly dodged with assistance from Evolution 8 Brembo brakes up front and rear disc brakes borrowed from Pajero Sport.
There are also side steps and a jack rear bar, plus a Fully Equipped trade top.
Inside hasn't been overlooked either – creature comforts include leather sport interior with Huntaway stitching.