Mitsubishi Teases Their Refreshed Pickup Truck
Just a week ago we put up some pictures of the prototype vehicle from Mitsubishi, a renewal of the Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck. Like they did with the Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi Motors is teasing its new truck with just the right amount of lighting to show off the new look and the style of the front fascia. There was and still is a lot of information to learn, and we’re sure specs will come out once the Triton debuts. There’s still some rumors floating around, but if Mitsubishi is pulling this kind of tease, then they’re close to showing off the new truck.
When we looked at the Triton prototype last week, we noticed the refreshing take on the honeycomb-grille, accompanied by thin headlights and running daytime lights (RDL) above the bumper. The preview shows us the same, with a new accent that wraps around the RDL and outlines a mysterious grille. We doubt it’s anything different, unless Mitsubishi were to make an all-electric pickup truck. Then, it could be missing altogether, or just there for aesthetics. It would be a great way to keep a hybrid or electric truck a surprise.
Some say the front fascia is very reminiscent of the Mitsubishi Outlander. With the new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander coming out (see image above), the two vehicles do look the same. On the other hand, in the Middle East, the Triton, also known as the L200, is rebadged as a Ram 1500 light pickup truck. Looking back at the concept, yeah, we can see some of that, but think the Outlander had a larger impact on the new look for the Triton.
The specs for the new Mitsubishi Triton are unknown. Most recently, the current rendition of the fifth generation Triton has three powertrain options – a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine, and two diesel engines, both four-cylinders. Although the pickup truck may be refreshed, many are thinking the powertrain will remain mostly the same. This means we will most likely be seeing a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder, possibly turbocharged since that seems to be the automotive trend nowadays. We may also see a turbo diesel engine under the hood, so keep a lookout for that.
Either way, we’re expecting the towing capacity maximum to still be capable of at least 7500 pounds. Going with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross drivetrain, we’re sure Mitsubishi Motors will equip their new truck with All-Wheel Control (AWC) or Super AWC for optimum handling, even in the worst driving conditions. The teaser leaves a lot to mystery.
With SUVs, crossovers, and trucks filling up the automarket, this is a perfect time for Mitsubishi Motors to hop on the bandwagon and cash in. With the latest teaser, the release of the new pickup truck could be as soon as 2019. At the latest, maybe 2020. Follow us on University Mitsubishi social media to find out.