Mitsubishi South Africa has invested a few millions into ramping up their East London plant for the local production of the Triton pickup truck.
Mitsubishi Motors has invested over R200 million (€17 million) in ramping up production of its Triton pickup for the South African market. According to Mitsubishi chief Peter Skei, all production at Mercedes-Benz SA’s East London plant will be for SA consumption. This is the same plant that churns out 50,000 units of C-Class every year, 60 percent of which are export-bound to both left and right-hand drive markets.
Triton was launched in the SA market a year ago and now offers five different models. Project leader for Triton production Martin Schwenk said, “We have achieved all targets within projected dates and are well on track to commence production according to schedule. We plan to produce approximately 8 000 units annually, all destined for the local market.”
Similar in look to the vehicle produced in Thailand, the SA-built Triton Double Cabs and Club Cabs have a few alterations which include a rear bumper, rear sliding windows and step plates.