The updated 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has been revealed at a global launch event in Bangkok.
The latest incarnation of the Triton brings fresh styling, an enhanced 4WD system, improved safety and a new automatic transmission.
Incorporated into the front end of the new Triton is the new-generation ‘dynamic shield’ design language which brings a high engine hood line and elevated, tougher-looking lamps.
There are also extended wheel flares, bright accents and a new lighting and bumper arrangement which is said to convey a meaner stance.
Internally, Mitsubishi has aimed for a more modern aesthetic with soft-touch materials, contrast stitching and silver accents.
Higher grades will get a digital driver’s display, rear-view camera, keyless entry and push-button start.
4WD models will be fitted with Super-Select 4WD or Easy-Select 4WD with new drive modes for both 4WD systems aiming to deliver improved off-road performance.
Mitsubishi has tweaked the off-road driving modes (gravel, mud/snow, sand and rock) which adjust the engine power, transmission and braking to regulate the amount of wheel slip when tackling the great outdoors. Hill descent control is also included.
The familiar 2.4-litre turbo-diesel is carried over, it’s good for 133kW of power at 3500rpm and 430Nm of torque at 2500rpm.
The current Triton’s six-speed manual is also carried over, however, the five-speed automatic has been replaced with a new six-speed.
Other improvements include larger rear dampers and upgraded brakes with larger front discs and calliper pistons.
Safety kit now includes autonomous emergency braking which makes the Triton only the third ute to offer the tech in Oz after the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and higher grades of the Ford Ranger.
Also standard is blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and an ultrasonic mis-acceleration mitigation system which is clever enough to cut engine power if the driver accidentally accelerates towards an object from a standstill without braking.
A 360-degree monitor and parking sensors round out the driver assistance package.
Local specifications and pricing are yet to be revealed, however, the Australian launch of the new 2019 Mitsubishi Triton is expected to take place in January next year.
The Triton is one of Mitsubishi’s biggest sellers in Australia which is largely due to cheap pricing, this will need to be maintained to ensure the numbers stay strong.
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