Mitsubishi Triton Secures Five-Star ANCAP Safety Rating

Matt Brand
April 12, 2024
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The Mitsubishi Triton has been awarded a five-star safety rating by ANCAP, following comprehensive testing.

This marks the vehicle as the first dual cab utility vehicle to pass under the newly established 2023-2025 criteria.

The Triton demonstrated adequate protection across several crash tests, notably achieving maximum scores for the safety of front-seat passengers and child occupants in specific scenarios.

Despite these results, the testing highlighted areas for potential improvement, particularly for rear passengers in certain test conditions.

In evaluations concerning the vehicle's impact on other vehicles, the Triton was found to pose a moderate risk. The assessments also noted the vehicle's performance in pedestrian safety tests, particularly in the protection offered against leg and pelvis injuries.

ANCAP's review acknowledged the Triton's achievements in the safety domain without further qualitative comment.

The organisation emphasised the significance of achieving high safety ratings for vehicles commonly used as both work and family transport.

In terms of safety technologies, the Triton includes an autonomous emergency braking system, which performed to the required standard in most scenarios but showed limitations in complex crash situations such as T-bone and head-on collisions.

The vehicle also features one of the first locally assessed direct Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS), which alerts drivers to fatigue and distraction.

The implementation of this system, however, has revealed some areas for refinement, particularly in minimising non-essential alerts.

All two-wheel and four-wheel-drive Double Cab variants of the Triton available in Australia and New Zealand carry this five-star safety rating.

ANCAP suggests that there is room for further enhancement and additional functionalities in future updates of the Triton.

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