The current Mitsubishi Triton, which also happens to be the fifth generation of Mitsubishi’s 40-plus years of heritage in pick-up trucks, is due for a replacement soon.
First launched in 2014, the Triton made a name for itself by offering best-in-class turning radius and later, a quiet running fuel efficient aluminum diesel engine. It’s also the only pick-up truck on sale in Malaysia to offer a five-year/200,000 km warranty.
Fast forward four years later, the Triton’s leadership is being challenged by newer models like the all-new Toyota Hilux, while halo models like the Ford Ranger Raptor (to be launched in Malaysia later this year), while will undoubtedly be expensive, will supersede Triton as the new image shaper of lifestyle trucks.
Mitsubishi is not sitting idle. It has released a single teaser image showing the front of the all-new Triton. The original photo didn’t show much but after editing the image for brightness and contrast, we can see that the new grille is very similar to the one fitted on the Pajero Sport, itself a seven-seater SUV version of the Triton but it’s not available here.
The front fog lamps have a hint of Eclipse Cross, a crossover positioned above the ASX, also not available here.
The image also shows grip handles on the inner A-pillar, seat belts, pole-type radio antenna, and regular side mirrors – suggesting that the all-new model is ready for production.
We expect the all-new sixth generation 2019 Mitsubishi Triton to make its world premiere later this year, at the Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok in November.