Although we were expecting a new (sixth) generation, we will still have to wait. Given that it is on the market for only three years, the fifth generation will certainly present another model. As we learn, ready is the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton with minor improvements. It will probably be available during the summer and autumn of this year. We have to wait for a completely new model by 2021, since it will be developed in cooperation with the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Announced that will have a lot of common elements with the new Nissan Navara generation. First of all, they compete with the new Ford Ranger and Holden Colorado models.
In some markets it has the name Mitsubishi L200, as well as Fiat Fullback with which it has a lot of similarities. Noticeable are chrome grille and massive bumpers. In addition to daytime LED lights, it’s likely to optionally offer the back LEDs. The current models have halogen headlights. The cabin has leather seats, manual or automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch or 7-inch touch screen. There is a possibility to get a significantly improved infotainment system.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton will have the same external dimension as the predecessor. Also, we assume that they will offer the same wheel sizes (16-inch steel or 17-inch alloys). In addition, it will probably have the same four levels of trim: Exceed, GLS, GLX and GLX Plus. It still offers three sizes of cabs (two or four doors), designed for accommodation of 2 to 5 passengers. Without a doubt, the weight will be somewhat smaller, but the traction characteristics will remain the same.
Of course, the drive is on the rear wheels or on all four wheels. As standard offer the 2.4-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. This engine has a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. The production is 178 hp and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque. In addition, available is the 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, combined with a 5-speed manual transmission. This engine will have 126 hp and 143 lb-ft (194 Nm) of torque. Although official information is not known, we believe that weight reduction will slightly reduce fuel consumption.
All in all, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton with minor improvements will not be much more expensive than last year’s variant. The current gasoline model costs A$ 22,300 ($ 17,385), while the price of a diesel model from A$ 25,800 to A$ 48,490 ($ 20,115 to $ 37,800).