Our test vehicle is the GLS grade, which sits one rung below the premium GSR on the Triton model ladder. With optional six-speed automatic transmission it has a list price of $51,590 plus ORCs, but our example is fitted with the $3000 ‘Deluxe’ option exclusive to the auto-equipped GLS. This includes leather-appointed seats, faux leather door trim, heated front seats with power adjustment for the driver and 360-degree camera.
This raises the list price to $54,590 which still represents compelling value for money amongst the major players, when you consider that top-shelf HiLux and Ranger equivalents are nudging $70K and the GLS comes packed with quality upmarket features.
Externally there’s 18-inch two-tone alloys with 265/60 R18 tyres and a full-size alloy spare, chrome grille highlights, door handles and mirrors (the latter with integral heating and turn indicators), side-steps, rear-step bumper, load tub-liner, LED dusk-sensing headlights/DRLs with halogen fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, reversing camera and rear diff-lock among numerous highlights.
Internally there’s keyless entry, leather-bound steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake, rear privacy glass, dual-zone climate control, multiple 12-volt and USB connections (including two USB ports for rear seat passengers), quality six-speaker multimedia system with 7.0-inch touchscreen and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay plus plenty more.