The all-new Mitsubishi Triton has just made its world debut in Thailand last week. It is now built on a newly developed ladder frame chassis. It is offered in various configurations, which include the Double Cab (High 4WD & Standard 2WD), Cub Cab (High 2WD), and Single Cab (Standard 4WD).
Size-wise, the all-new Triton is larger in just about every dimension compared to its predecessor. It measures 5,360 mm long, 1,930 mm wide, and 1,815 mm tall, and is underpinned by a 3,130 mm long wheelbase, which is 130 mm longer than its predecessor’s 3,000 mm wheelbase.
The all-new Triton’s bed is also longer at 1,555 mm, which is 130 mm longer than the outgoing Triton’s 1,520 mm bed. However, despite the all-new Mitsubishi Triton being larger, but it is lighter compared to the previous-gen Triton. As for its suspension, the new pickup truck is fitted with a double wishbone setup in front and a leaf spring setup at the back.
Improvements Mitsubishi has done towards the new pickup truck’s exterior include more durable door handles which are bigger and easier to grip, wider side steps with improved water drainage, a lower cargo bed height, and a larger upper surface area of the rear bumper. Customers also get to choose from two more exterior colour options – Yamabuki Orange metallic and Blade Silver Metallic.
Powering the all-new Mitsubishi Triton is the newly-developed 4N16 engine, which is a 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine with a 1:15.2 compression ratio. It is tuned for three different power outputs for the all-new Mitsubishi Triton and the most powerful version outputs 150 kW (204 hp metric) at 3,500 rpm and 470 Nm at 1,500-2,750 rpm. The other two tuning settings of the 4N16 make 184 hp/430 Nm and 150 hp/330 Nm respectively.
Transmissions-wise the all-new Triton comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission which has been carried over from the outgoing Triton, as well as a 6-speed manual transmission. The 6-speed manual is also shift-by-wire in order to reduce cabin vibration. And as expected, the Super Select AWD system and Easy Select AWD system are both carried over into the all-new Mitsubishi Triton.
The overall “functional workhorse” theme of the Mitsubishi Triton continues on its inside, with improvements such as improved visibility of the monitor, meters, and switches with clever use of contrast. The switches have also been given optimum levels of sensitivity that make them easy to operate even when you’re wearing gloves.
Mitsubishi has implemented its “Mitsubishi Touch” for the steering wheel grips and has added door handles and soft pads in the main areas of the interior to protect and driver and passengers. There are also utilities such as USB-C ports, and more vertical A-pillars to help ease ingress and egress.
Safety-wise, the all-new Mitsubishi Triton is equipped with safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Change Assist (LCA), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). As for when it will be coming to Malaysia, you ask? The all-new Mitsubishi Triton is set to launch in Malaysia before the end of 2024.
Currently in Malaysia, the Mitsubishi Triton is available in the double cab 4X4 configuration, which consists of the VGT Standard, VGT Premium, and VGT Athlete variants, as well as the 4X2 low-riding “Quest” version.