Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has ‘unveiled’ the Mitsubishi XRT concept at the 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show which is taking place from March 21 to April 2. The XRT concept essentially previews the upcoming Mitsubishi Triton which is set to launch in 2023.
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After almost nine years, the Triton will be given an all-new update with its debut set to happen in Thailand this year. Reportedly set to be built on the Nissan Navara platform, styling cues of the upcoming Triton can already be seen through the XRT concept.
The XRT concept seems to be a version of the Triton with an additional rugged kit, something similar to what the Ford Ranger Raptor is for the standard Ford Ranger. The concept car is fitted with front and rear over fenders, mud-terrain tyres, and a camouflage design inspired by lava rocks.
The front end shows some resemblance with the outgoing generation, albeit more futuristic and more butch. The images shared by Mitsubishi suggest an LED DRL strip at the top of the headlight cluster. The grille now features a three-hole design. The wheels adorning the XRT concept seem to take inspiration from Dakar Rally pickup trucks. The side profile of the XRT concept also suggests a shorter rear overhang for the upcoming triton, potentially providing better load-carrying capabilities.
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Mitsubishi Motors President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Takao Kato said, “Fiscal 2023 is an important year for Mitsubishi Motors to accelerate our business in the ASEAN region, with the launch of a fully revamped Triton and an all-new compact SUV.”
“The all-new Triton is going through final touch-ups in preparation for its release, as we have performed rigorous endurance tests around the world while also incorporating the know-how gained from rally activities. With the new vehicle launches as the centerpiece, we will continue our drive toward further growth. Please look forward to the future of Mitsubishi Motors.”
The Triton is Mitsubishi Motors’ top-selling model manufactured at the Laemchabang Factory in Thailand and the company’s global strategic vehicle exported to about 150 countries around the world. In Malaysia, the Triton is available in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.
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