After the relatively recent merger between Renault Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi, the two Japanese manufacturers decided to work together on future body-on-frame models and the first product to come from this joint operation will be the 2023 Mitsubishi Triton. The next generation of the popular pickup is already in development and it is expected to arrive early in the next year. The new generation will bring significant upgrades compared to the outgoing model and we expect to see a more technologically advanced vehicle, with better performances, nicer aesthetics and lots of new technologies.
The new generation will share many parts with the next-generation Navara, which is also in development. The two models will ride on the same platform and share a lot of mechanics but on the other hand, the Triton will come with its own styling, as well as with different interior designs. Moreover, many sources suggest that Mitsubishi will use its own engines for the new generation.
2023 Mitsubishi Triton Design
This will be the sixth generation of the popular pickup and we expect big improvements in various aspects. One of the first things that come to mind is the platform. The new 2023 Mitsubishi Triton will switch to Nissan’s F-Alpha platform, which will bring a couple of important benefits. The first one is the suspension setup, which will be much more refined. Just like the Navara, the new Triton will feature an independent rear suspension, which will be a significant upgrade over the current model that uses a solid axle. All this should reflect in much better ride quality, without sacrificing any of Triton’s capabilities.
Of course, we also count on completely new aesthetics. At this point, the only thing we can rely on is a couple of rendering photos, which show a pickup that follows the brand’s latest design language, characterized by lots of super-futuristic aesthetical solutions, especially in areas like headlights, grille, bumper, air intakes etc.
We also expect to see significant upgrades on the inside. The current generation looks a little bit old from the inside we expect this to change with the new model. We count on a more modern dashboard design, which way more tech features, including an advanced infotainment system. The outgoing model is all about functionality, which is great, but we expect the new generation to bring a little bit of style, as well as nicer materials.
When it comes to the cabin layout, we count on two familiar styles. The 2023 Mitsubishi Triton should be offered both in dual- and single-cab layouts. Also, we could see some increase in size, including a longer wheelbase. That would certainly have a positive effect on the passenger space, while the cargo bed could become longer as well.
2023 Mitsubishi Triton Engines
At this point, the powertrain is one of the most intriguing aspects of the new 2023 Mitsubishi Triton. The current generation is available with a variety of powertrain options and some of them will certainly be dropped from the offer. However, the 2023 Mitsubishi Triton won’t use Renault’s 2.3-liter turbodiesel, despite the new platform. Instead, Mistubishi will rather carry on with its excellent 2.4-liter unit, which puts out around 131kW (178hp) and 400Nm (295lb-ft) in the current model. We presume that the next generation could bring some upgrades regarding power and torque.
Also, some sources suggest that the Japanese manufacturer could offer the new pickup with a plug-in hybrid setup, even though there is no official confirmation at the moment. On the other hand, we have no doubt that gasoline versions will remain available in certain parts of the world.
2023 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date and Competition
The next-generation 2023 Mitsubishi Triton will probably arrive early in the next year, definitely within the first half. We presume that Australia will be the first market to get the new model, which will continue to compete with familiar rivals, such as Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux etc.