Mitsubishi Australia has confirmed specifications and pricing for the 2019 Triton range, the popular ute now features new active safety technology, a new six-speed automatic gearbox and a much-needed style upgrade.
There’s plenty riding on the new Triton, locally, it’s sales are only topped by the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger.
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.
The familiar 2.4-litre turbo-diesel is carried over, it’s still 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 transmission.
Mitsubishi will continue to offer the entry-level Triton GLX single-cab-chassis with a 2.4-litre 94kW/194Nm petrol engine paired with a manual gearbox.
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.
Other improvements include larger rear dampers and upgraded brakes with larger front discs and calliper pistons. 
Ground clearance is a low 220mm, a number which won't please off-road enthusiasts, however,  Mitsubishi is claiming the new design has slightly improved the approach and departure angles.
The maximum payload drops from 965kg to 906kg, while towing capacity remains unchanged (and slightly off the pace) at 3100kg.
The Triton now offers much-improved safety tech, GLX+ and GLX with the 'ADAS' options get Forward Collision Mitigation which includes autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning.
Moving to the GLS adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beam, lane change assist and an ultrasonic mis-acceleration mitigation system  (UMMS) which is clever enough to cut engine power if the driver accidentally accelerates towards an object from a standstill without braking.
Mitsubishi is launching the Triton with a seven-year/150,000km warranty offer until June 30, 2019. Triton owners will also be supported with a four-year roadside assistance coverage and three years of capped price servicing.
The additional after sales coverage doesn’t match that of the recently launched SsangYong Musso which gets a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, seven years’ roadside assistance and seven years’ service price menu.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton range will begin arriving in showrooms in January.
Equipment highlights:
Seven airbags
Cruise control
6.1-inch infotainment screen
Reversing camera (pickups)
Rear sensors (pickups)
Bluetooth audio/phone
2 x 12V input
Vinyl floor
Fabric seats
Heavy duty suspension
Forward Collision Warning with AEB
Lane departure warning
Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
Dusk-sensing headlights
Rain-sensing wipers
GLX+ adds
7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Digital radio
Extra front USB point
climate control air conditioning
Side steps
16-inch alloy wheels
GLS adds
Blind-spot monitor
Lane change assist
Rear cross traffic alert
UMMS (ultrasonic mis-acceleration mitigation)
Auto high beam
Hill descent control
Front sensors
Two extra speakers
Rear USB port
Roof-mounted air vents for rear passengers
Dual-zone climate control
Carpet floor
Leather steering wheel
Upgraded cloth trim
LED headlights both beams
Electric folding mirrors
Sports bar
18-inch alloy wheels
Revised rear leafs
GLS Premium adds
Heated leather seats
Electric driver seat adjust
18-inch alloy spare wheel
360-degree camera
Proximity key
Button start
Nudge bar
Tub liner
2019 Mitsubishi Triton pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Single Cab
4X2 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Petrol $22,490 (unchanged)
4X2 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel $25,990 (unchanged)
4X2 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Auto Diesel $28,490 (unchanged)
4X4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel $32,990 (unchanged)
4X4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Auto Diesel $35,490 (unchanged)
Club Cab
4×4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel $35,490 (+$200)
4×4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel $38,790 (+$1000)
4×4 GLX+ Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel $40,490 (+$1000)
Dual Cab
4×2 GLX ADAS Pick Up 2.4L Auto Diesel $36,290 (+$300)
4×4 GLX Cab Chassis 2.4L Man Diesel $36,240 (unchanged)
4×4 GLX ADAS Cab Chassis 2.4L Auto Diesel $39,540 (+$800)
4×4 GLX 2.4L Pick Up Man Diesel $37,490 (+$500)
4×4 GLX 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel $39,990 (+$500)
4×4 GLX ADAS 2.4L Pick Up Man Diesel $38,290
4×4 GLX ADAS 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel $40,790
4×4 GLX+ 2.4L Pick Up Man Diesel $39,990 (+$1500)
4×4 GLX+ 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel $42,490 (+$1500)
4×4 GLS 2.4L Pick Up Man Diesel $44,490 (+$2000)
4×4 GLS 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel $46,990 (+$2000)
4×4 GLS Premium 2.4L Pick Up Auto Diesel $51,990 (+$3000)
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