Next-gen Triton teased
Mitsubishi has locked in a launch date for its most important model in Australia.
The next-generation Triton ute will make its global debut on November 9, giving the brand a fresh rival to the likes of Toyota’s HiLux.
Mitsubishi says its most popular model has been “engineered beyond tough”, promising “enhanced performance, functionality, durability, safety and refinement based on feedback from owners across the world”.
The model is expected to represent evolution rather than revolution of the Triton platform, bringing small improvements across the board as opposed to wholesale changes.
A closer look at a teaser image provided by Mitsubishi suggests the new machine will retain the same cabin structure, glasshouse and windscreen-mounted antenna placement as the outgoing model while wearing slim new headlights and a sleek grille.
Though the brand has not offered further detail surrounding the model, we expect it to feature new driver aids such as the active cruise control, blind spot monitoring and lane change assistance systems featured on Mitsubishi’s seven-seat Pajero Sport.
That model’s eight-speed automatic transmission may also make an appearance.
We don’t know exactly what is under the bonnet, but a development of the current mainstay’s 133kW/430Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine seems likely.
Future Triton models are expected to share their bones with Nissan’s Navara, as the triple diamond brand is now part of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance.
Nissan’s workhorse is already the basis of the Renault Alaskan and Mercedes-Benz X-Class utes, suggesting it will also be the core of the next all-new Triton.
David McCowen is Drive’s news editor, combining automotive passion with more than a decade of reporting experience. Dave is often found at a racetrack – either in the press room, or driving his hot hatch.