Highlights of the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton
Now that the new 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has been out for some time, the truck has been getting a lot of love overseas. Sadly that’s the only place it’s going to get love for a little while. In the spring, Mitsubishi Motors discussed entering the truck market, but if they did it won’t be until the end of Alliance 2022, the current six-year plan for Mitsubishi Motors and Renault-Nissan. Maybe they just need a little push that the US Market is looking for the kind of truck the Triton has become. Just look at all these highlights about the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton.
Offers Diesel Power with More Tech
Under the hood of the Triton GLS Premium is a 2.4-liter MIVEC intercooled turbo-diesel engine capable of generating 178 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and Mitsubishi Motors personal Super Select II 4WD system, the truck is equipped with a low-ratio transfer box and a rear differential lock for towing. If changing the gears is more of a preference, paddle shifters can be found behind the steering wheel.
This engine is available on many trims in the lineup, but the GLS Premium also comes with many safety features that make trailering and towing easier on the mind. Forward Collision Mitigation system with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Emergency Brake System, Trailer Stability Assist, Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System, and a Brake Override System are standard features on the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Premium.
With 18-inch alloy wheels and a fully loaded truck, the ride is comfortable and pretty smooth. Currently, the payload sits at 1884 pounds in the GLS Premium, and it has a towing capacity of up to 6834 pounds. The truck is also known for its impressive off-road capabilities with its enhanced four-wheel drive (4WD) system and two off-road systems – “Super-Select 4WD” and “Easy-Select 4WD”. Each one offers the consumer settings to handle with gravel, mud/snow, and sand in 4WD-high and -low mode, or rock in 4WD-low mode.
Looking Pretty Impressive
Along with the 18-inch alloy wheels, the Triton is the fifth-generation of the pack and makes a statement in 2019 with an update in looks. Mitsubishi Motors has been tweaking their signature “Dynamic Shield” over the years to give their vehicles a more pronounced presence on the road. This comes with slimmer headlights, chrome, and large fog lights.
Because consumers like choices, overseas, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton consists of over 15 different variants, ranging from the entry-level GLX with a Single Cab to the GLS Premium with 4WD and a Double Cab. The interior cabin also fits the price, and consumers won’t be left disappointed. If going for the high-end GLS Premium, consumers already find themselves in the only model in the Triton lineup to receive a 360-degree camera, but the heated and cooled seats don’t hurt either.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has turned out to be one of the hottest models to come from the Japanese automaker in some time. Perhaps the automaker should rethink their 2025 waiting period. What do you think? Let us know on University Mitsubishi social media.