Next-gen 2023 Mitsubishi Triton to get all-new ladder-frame chassis, turbodiesel engine

Mitsubishi Motors is continuing its slow drip of information for the upcoming next-generation Triton pick-up truck, ahead of its official debut on July 26. In a recently published “Engineering Teaser” video, the Japanese marque has confirmed that the upcoming all-new Mitsubishi Triton will be built atop an all-new ladder frame chassis, and will be paired to a new “clean diesel engine”.

The Japanese carmaker did not reveal much in terms of details, but noted that it’ll feature a double wishbone suspension up front, paired to leaf springs for the rear. This is the same set-up used in the outgoing Triton, but Mitsubishi says that it’s completely newly developed to deliver “both excellent driving performance and good ride comfort at a high level”.

Previous rumours have suggested that the all-new Mitsubishi Triton will share its ladder frame chassis with the Nissan Navara, though heavily modified for Mitsubishi’s purposes. It should be noted, however, that the Nissan pick-up truck utilises a five-link suspension set-up with coil springs, instead of leaf springs.

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As for the new powertrain, Mitsubishi also did not disclose any information, aside from stating that it’ll boast an “improved environmental performance by significantly reducing friction loss, while achieving higher output”.

Reports online suggests that the existing 4N15 turbodiesel unit will be making way for a revised version of the 4N16 that is currently used in the updated Urvan NV350. For context, the 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel mill in the current Mitsubishi Triton makes 181 hp and 430 Nm.

Aside from the new underpinnings and engine, the all-new Mitsubishi Triton will also boast a completely redesigned exterior and interior, as teased in an earlier video published last month.

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