The 2015 Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck has been completely revamped, with a focus on efficiency and creating a "more car-like driving experience" without sacrificing utility or off-road ability. It's also got quite a chrome face!
To make the new Triton smoother, overall dimensions and suspension geometry have been tweaked. Here's Mitsubishi's General Manager of Global Pickup Promotion to break it down:
An all-new aluminum block 2.4 turbodiesel engine with MIVEC variable-valve timing is the top of the range; with about 180 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. Two lower-powered oil burners are also available, along with a 2.4 liter gasoline engine.
2WD and 4WD, along with five and six speed manuals and with a five-speed automatic will all be options depending on which powerplant buyers pick.
CarAdvice.com.au says a hybrid version has been confirmed, at least for the Australian market, though they didn't mention a release date.
The 2015 Mitsubishi Triton keeps the same 118" wheelbase its predecessor had but grows just 2" longer and a hair wider. Cabs will come in single, extended, and full four-door sizes.
The truck is going on sale immediately in Thailand, and will eventually be sold in 150 countries according to World Car Fans. The US will not be one of them.
You may not have seen a pickup with Mitsubishi's three-diamond badge on the bonnet in a long time (and the Raider hardly counts) but outside the US, the Triton is a fairly significant to Mitsubishi around the world. The Aussies say this truck is the second-best selling utility vehicle in a market that's consistently a battle ground between Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. They also claim another derivative of this truck is on the way; wearing Fiat badges.
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