As you know, Mitsubishi has recently become a part of Renault Nissan Alliance and it looks like this will be the first model that will share platforms and parts with Nissan. The next-generation Triton is expected to arrive in the near future. Although we are pretty sure it won’t happen that soon, we will call it 2020 Mitsubishi Triton for now, as the first prototype or concept is expected to be revealed in the next year.
At this point, we don’t know many details about it, but we may presume that the company will try to make improvements in all aspects. The current model looks good and rides well. It is also quite efficient, but also comes with a bland interior and lack of tech features. So, this could be some of the aspects where the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton could come with significant improvements. At this point, we can only speculate, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton Redesign
The current generation has been around since 2015. It’s not too long time for the segment of pickup trucks, but it looks like the Japanese manufacturer wants to redesign it for a couple of reasons. Of course, improvements are always welcome, but there’s also a big chance to see the new 2020 Mitsubishi Triton offered in North America as well. Mid-size trucks are once again a quite popular segment in this part of the world, so we have no doubt that Mitsubishi wants its piece of cake as well.
The first thing that comes to mind with this redesign is the platform. As you may presume, the new model will be developed together with the next-gen Nissan Frontier and Navara. All three models should carry on with Nissan’s familiar F-Alpha platform, which will get a significant update for this occasion. It will be lighter, more efficient and also more capable.
There is no doubt that the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will benefit a lot from the new platform and cooperation with Nissan. First of all, this means many lower development expenses. Second, Navara is well-known for its impressive balance between capabilities and ride quality.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton Exterior Design
Of all of the three upcoming redesigns, it looks like the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will be first to come. According to some reports, the redesign project of this model is almost ready, while the new Navara is still a blank piece of paper. Still, keep in mind that the Frontier is about to hit the market in the near future, so we may presume that the two models will come at the same time.
At this point, we know that the new 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will be significantly bigger compared to the current version. The current model is more compact than a mid-size truck, as it features 117 inches in wheelbase. Considering that the company has the ambition to come back to the U.S. market, we might see a significantly longer wheelbase. For comparison, most mid-size trucks feature more than 125 inches between the axles. Such growth in size will definitely provide more interior space, as well as a longer cargo bed.
It is still too early for details about the interior design. Still, it’s obvious that the new cabin will be roomier. Also, we count on a little bit more attractive dashboard, considering that the current model looks quite blend. We presume that the company will utilize finer materials, more attractive lines and also come with more tech features. We count on both single and two-row cab designs, as well as on different bed sizes in the offer.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton Engines
The engine is one of the strongest points of the current generation. It is a 2.4-liter turbodiesel, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, which is on par with rivals that feature notably bigger engines. Therefore, this truck offers both competitive performances and class-leading fuel economy at the same time. Therefore, there’s a big chance that this engine will remain in the offer after the redesign.
However, keep in mind that the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will switch to Nissan’s platform, so we may see some new engine options as well. For example, that could be Renault’s excellent 2.3-liter turbodiesel, which is also very efficient and even more powerful (190hp). Considering that the new model will probably come back to the North American market, we will also see a gasoline version. Most likely, that will be some of Nissan’s new V6 units, thought a turbo-four seems possible as well. Base versions will feature a smaller four-cylinder unit.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date and Price
Although we named this model 2020 Mitsubishi Triton, it’s quite certain that the next generation won’t come that soon and that we will have to wait for a year or two. If it arrives in North America, we presume that the base price will go under 25.000 dollars.