Within the lead as much as the reveal of the sixth-generation Mitsubishi Triton, the Japanese carmaker has revealed a set of shadowy teaser photographs that exhibit among the manufacturing ute’s exterior design. It has additionally uploaded a YouTube video.
It’s anticipated the brand new Triton will arrive in Australia late in 2023 or early in 2024.
“Australia is a core market globally for Mitsubishi Motors, and we’ve got been a key stakeholder within the next-generation Triton’s improvement course of,” mentioned a Mitsubishi Australia spokesperson.
“The sunshine industrial utility section is extra aggressive than [ever], and we’re assured that next-generation Triton will take Mitsubishi’s enduring presence on this market to the following degree.
“We stay up for sharing extra particulars of the event course of, and of the brand new Triton’s Australian vary, specification, timings and pricing as we transfer in direction of delivering this next-generation utility automobile to Australian clients.”
The brand new Triton has a “beefed-up physique” that’s fairly blocky and bluff. There’s a cut up headlight setup up entrance, in addition to roof rails and a sports activities bar on the teased mannequin.
On the within it seems to have a tablet-style touchscreen infotainment system mounted excessive on the dashboard, a row of piano key buttons for the local weather controls, in addition to the Tremendous Choose II 4WD dial with a full-time four-wheel drive mode.
Initially teased by the XRT idea, the brand new Triton will experience on a brand new platform, and have a brand new diesel engine beneath the bonnet at launch.
As a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s leader-follower mannequin, Mitsubishi is main improvement of the Triton, with the following Nissan Navara set to share underpinnings however with completely different styling.
Though plug-in hybrid energy had been mooted for the brand new Mitsubishi ute, executives have confirmed the expertise is beneath research for the Triton reasonably than locked in. Have been it to disclose a Triton PHEV, the model has confirmed it could observe the pure-electric ute it intends to disclose after 2025.
Final 12 months, the Mitsubishi Trition was Australia’s third best-selling ute with 27,436 gross sales, behind the Toyota HiLux (64,391 gross sales) and Ford Ranger (47,479 gross sales).