Although redesigns aren’t such a frequent thing in the segment of pickups, the current generation of Mitsubishi L200 has been around since 2015, so it’s no wonder that many sources suggest a redesign. At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation but there are many insiders that suggest such a scenario. This redesign is expected to bring a lot of novelties and we believe it could happen already in the second half of the next year. The new generation would debut as the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton.
At this point, the officials are still quiet, so it’s hard to talk about details. Still, some aspects of the next-generation model seem pretty obvious, while some others seem pretty easy to be predicted. One of the most interesting things about the new model is that it will share a lot of parts and design solutions with the next-generation Nissan Navara. Also, we can hear rumors about the hybrid powertrain.
2024 Mitsubishi Triton Design
As we’ve just mentioned, one of the most interesting things about the new model will be the fact that most of the parts will be shared with the next-generation Nissan Navara. As you already know, Mitsubishi is now part of Renault Nissan Alliance, so this seems like a logical step. So, the new 2024 Mitsubishi Triton will ride on Nissan’s familiar F-Alpha platform. This architecture has been in use for a long time, but we presume Nissan will update it for the next generation of SUVs and pickups.
In any case, we expect that the new platform will bring notable upgrades. One of the things that come to mind is the suspension setup. Simply, the current-generation Triton relies on good-old leaf springs, while the current-generation Navara uses independent rear suspension. So, we may presume that the new Triton would also use a more advanced setup, which would bring significant benefits regarding ride quality, without sacrificing overall performance.
When it comes to exterior design, there is no doubt that this overhaul would bring a new styling. At this point, it is still early for details but we presume that the new model would bring evolutionary changes compared to the current model. It would look bolder, more aggressive and more futuristic.
Also, we presume that the close relationship with Navara would bring bigger dimensions. The new generation would bring a longer wheelbase, along with an increase in length and width, which would be highly beneficial in terms of passenger and cargo space.
Of course, this redesign should also bring notable interior changes. First of all, we expect to see notable improvements regarding aesthetics, materials and build quality, considering that the interior is currently the weakest point of this pickup. The cabin should look much nicer and more car-like, while we also count on lots of new tech features. This may refer to a bigger infotainment screen, new connectivity features, new driver aids etc.
As we’ve just mentioned, the new generation should also grow in size, so we would like to see more passenger space as well. We presume that the new model will also be offered in two layouts, either as a single or crew cab version, with one or two rows of seats.
2024 Mitsubishi Triton Engines
Changes are possible under the hood as well. The current model uses a pretty efficient 2.4-liter turbodiesel, which puts out around 178 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. Besides a solid amount of power, this engine is also pretty efficient, so we don’t see a reason for changes. However, keep in mind the new platform, as well as that Nissan uses Renault’s 2.3-liter engine, which seems even more impressive. This engine comes in two output variants, with 160 and 190 horsepower, while the max torque goes up to 450 Nm.
Finally, many sources speculate about the hybrid version. Allegedly, we would see a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which would offer great capabilities in a combination with low emissions.
2024 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date and Competition
We believe that the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton could arrive already in the second half of 2023. Of course, the competition would remain pretty much the same. Some of the key players in the segment are models like Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max etc.