The current Triton has been unveiled back in 2014, and it didn’t really change much since. However, it now seems the truck is about to receive a small facelift with the upcoming 2018 Mitsubishi Triton. So far the Japanese manufacturer decided to keep quiet about the update, but there are quite a few rumors floating around the internet.
2018 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date and Price
It seems most of the upgrades will be visual with very few changes to the truck’s running gear and powertrain. The release date is unknown at this point but considering its history. It is safe to assume the new model of the Triton will go on sale in early 2018. The price will likely remain the same as before. This means the Australian version will start at less than $23,000, making it one of the more affordable trucks on the market. The higher end models will go to as far as $50,000 which is still well withing the limits of its class.
As we mentioned above, not much will change about the truck’s running gear. Why? Well, the Triton is one of the better trucks in its class when it comes to comfort and off-road capabilities. These traits will be carried over unchanged on the new model, so expect it to be at least as good as its predecessor. Regarding safety features, the Triton is still going to miss a few essentials. An emergency braking system is still not going to be available. While most of its rivals also don’t have one, it is one of the best safety systems to have so we would have loved to see it on the Triton.
Under the Hood
The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton will retain the same engines as its predecessor. This means the Australian market will only receive a single engine choice. This will be the same 2.4 liters turbocharged inline four diesel as before. With 133 kW and 430Nm of available torque, it is one of the more capable engines in its class. A 6-speed manual will be offered as standard together with rear wheel drive. An all wheel drive system, as well as an optional six speed automatic, are going to be available on the higher end models. When equipped with the automatic, the Triton will tow north of 3,000 kg, and it will have a usable payload of 930 kg which is on par with the rest of its rivals.
Other markets will also receive a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. This will provide just 104 kW and 218Nm of torque, but it will be quite a bit cheaper than the diesel. While the Australian and European markets get a new generation diesel, the other markets stick with an older 2.5-liter diesel. This will offer 131 kW and 400Nm of torque due to its older design. Fuel consumption will also be much worse for these two engines, but both of them are much simpler in design than the new common-rail unit.
2018 Mitsubishi Triton Design
The biggest change expected to happen on the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is its look. Even though so far the manufacturer decided to keep quiet about it, rumors say the truck will get an entirely new front end. It seems Mitsubishi’s new corporate “shield” grille could be added to the Triton. This would mean the replacement of the front bumper and possibly fenders as well. The new grille would also include the headlights for a really upmarket look. So far it still is unclear how things are going to pan out but if the rumors are true then expect the Triton to get the same front end as the new Pajero Sport.
The truck’s rear end will likely remain mostly unchanged. Here a new set of tail lights is likely going to be the only change over its predecessor. The rims might be replaced on the higher end models too while some of the exterior details could be painted in silver in order to make the truck look a bit more upmarket. So far not much has been revealed about the interior of the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton. However, it is safe to assume that besides a new infotainment system things are going to be left pretty much the same as before. This means the cluttered center-stack will stick around for a while which is not ideal.
2017 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed Price and Specs/plus on-road costs
|Engine||2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel|
|Fuel||7.6L/100km (ADR Combined) / 9.5L/100km|
|Safety Rating||Five-star ANCAP|
- GLX Single Cab – 4×2 PETROL MANUAL:$22,300
- GLX Single Cab – 4×2 DIESEL MANUAL: $25,800
- GLX Single Cab – 4×2 DIESEL AUTOMATIC: $28,300
- GLX Single Can – 4×4 MANUAL: $32,500
- GLX Single Can – 4×4 AUTOMATIC: $35,000
- GLX Club Cab – 4×4 MANUAL: $35,300
- GLX Club Cab – 4×4 AUTOMATIC: $37,800
- GLX Double Cab 4×2 AUTOMATIC: $36,000
- GLX Double Cab 4×4 MANUAL: $37,000
- GLX Double Cab 4×4 AUTOMATIC: $39,500
- GLX Double Cab 4×4 Cab CHASSIS MANUAL: $36,250
- GLX Double Cab 4×4 Cab CHASSIS AUTOMATIC: $38,750
- GLX+ Club Cab 4×4 AUTOMATIC: $38,500
- GLX+ Double Cab 4×4 MANUAL: $$37,000
- GLX+ Double Cab 4×4 AUTOMATIC:$$39,500
- GLS Double Cab 4×4 MANUAL: $41,500
- GLS Double Cab 4×4 AUTOMATIC: $44,000
Take a look at the previous version while we wait for the new Triton