In parts of the world like Australia, pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles on the road. Yes, we are talking about compact pickups, which aren’t just capable, but also highly maneuverable and super reliable. The market is full of very good models, starting from the legendary Hilux. Of course, there is also the Ranger, Navara, D-Max etc. Still, one of the special places has always belonged to the model called Triton, or L200 in Europe. The current generation has been around since 2015 and we don’t believe a full redesign will happen so soon. Most likely, the 2022 Mitsubishi Triton will come without any bigger change.
In other words, you may count on the same design characteristics as in the current model. This means a pickup truck that isn’t just capable, but also very efficient and a pickup that looks fantastic. Of course, minor updates are always possible, though we don’t expect to see too many of them. The lack of bigger changes also means it should hit the market sometime late in the year.
2022 Mitsubishi Triton Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, not many things have changed since the initial launch in 2015. Therefore, you may count on the familiar driving experience and overall performance. While some rivals have started to use more refined suspension setups, this one still relies on good old leaf springs. This may not be a perfect choice for the road but on the other hand, it guarantees durability and reliability where we need it most. After all, the max payload and towing are on par with rivals, despite the smaller engine.
Visually, this pickup received a massive update a few years ago. For that occasion, we saw a completely new front end, based on Mitsubishi’s latest design language. It takes a lot of inspiration from the company’s SUV models, and it looks bold and very futuristic, definitely more attractive than any other model in the class. We don’t expect to see changes in the next year.
While the exterior looks really amazing, the inside of this pickup truck perfectly shows that you are still sitting in a working machine. Some rivals may look fancier, but this cabin is perfectly functional. The materials are mostly low-grade, while aesthetics are definitely outdated. On the other hand, the ergonomics are very good, while we really like the seats, which are massive and comfortable.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Triton will continue with familiar cab styles in the offer, with either single or two rows of seats. The chassis cab model will be in the offer as well. No matter the cab style, the amount of space is quite generous and provides a lot of room for passengers. Also, even the most basic models come with a decent list of standard equipment.
2022 Mitsubishi Triton Engine
Changes under the hood definitely won’t change and the 2022 Mitsubishi Triton will continue with a familiar 2.4-liter turbodiesel, which offers a fantastic balance between power and efficiency. The max output goes around 180 horsepower (133kW) and 317 pound-feet of torque (430Nm), which is pretty much on par with rivals that come with bigger engines. The max towing capacity goes up to 3.5 tons.
Another good thing to know is that both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic are available. In other parts of the world, Mitsubishi also offers a smaller 2.2-liter turbodiesel, which is good for about 150 horsepower.
2022 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2022 Mitsubishi Triton sometime late in the year, sometime in the last quarter. When it comes to the price in Australia, chassis cab models are available already at $24.000, while double cab models go around 40.000 dollars.
What to Expect From the Next Generation?
The current generation is getting close to the end of the production cycle and we can already read a lot of reports about the new model. What’s common for all these reports is that the new Triton is expected to share a lot of parts with Navara. Mitsubishi is now part of Renault Nissan Alliance, so there is no doubt that both companies will tend to cut expenses. So, the next-generation Triton will most likely ride on the same platform as Navara. However, none of these reports says anything more precise.
The next-generation Triton is about to come in a year or two, so we presume more details will come in the near future.