Early this year, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) launched the new Strada, endowing the midsize pickup truck with an updated interior, additional safety features, and of course, burlier looks. The entire Strada lineup now flaunts a muscular aesthetic that can compete with the toughest designs the industry has to offer—save for the base GL workhorse, which retained its pre-2019 appearance.
Now, we finally have a clear idea of what the 2020 version of a base Strada workhorse would look like.
The Japanese car manufacturer has launched the Triton Quest in Malaysia. The Quest variant is the equivalent of our very own Strada GL, at least in terms of its positioning within the lineup.
The appearance of the Quest is largely similar to that of higher-end Triton units, save for much more modest exterior trim and noticeably lower ride height. The latter is to optimize the truck for utility, making it easier for individuals to load cargo onto the bed.
There’s a humbler interior as well. The Quest is limited to a manual A/C system, a double-DIN head unit, and fabric seats.
When it comes to performance, there’s a clear difference. Mitsubishi has equipped the Triton Quest with a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine capable of 108hp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. This comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Higher-end Tritons, meanwhile, pack the familiar 2.4-liter MIVEC turbodiesel with 179hp at 3,500rpm and 430Nm at 2,500rpm—this is the same mill available in the Philippine-spec Strada.
We have already reached out to MMPC asking if the Philippine market will see an update to the GL Strada as well, but have yet to receive a reply. Would you like to see changes to our the Strada’s workhorse variant?