Mitsubishi's 3-tonne towing capacity
8th November, 2010
It is a known fact that Australians love the outdoors, and whether
it's for work or recreational activities, we'll take any opportunity to get outside and appreciate those wide
open spaces. And that's where Mitsubishi's outstanding range of four-wheel drive vehicles perform so well, with
exceptional off-road ability, great occupant safety and comfort, and excellent towing capabilities.
Now, thanks to enhanced engineering, Mitsubishi’s Pajero, Challenger and Triton offer even more towing
capacity, sitting at the top end of the class and ahead of Toyota’s Prado and HiLux.
Mitsubishi’s Triton Single Cab and Dual Cab models and Challenger have increased their towing capacity to
three-tonnes and their tow ball download has been increased to 300 kg. These increases were made following
structural, engine and transmission cooling and stability assessments and confirmation.
The Pajero has a maximum towing capacity of three-tonnes and a maximum tow ball download of 180 kg; however,
when towing at 2,500 kg or less - as is the norm in most towing scenarios - the maximum tow ball download
increases to 250 kg.
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.
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 week-ends.
The three vehicles all come with a comprehensive five year/130,000 km whole vehicle warranty, backed up by a
10 year/160,000 km powertrain warranty and a 5 years/130,000 km roadside assistance package.