The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton will offer more power, torque and safety equipment than before, as well as the all-important 3500kg braked towing capacity so many of its rivals already boast.
The new Triton will enter production for Australia in December, ahead of local showroom arrivals in February 2024.
Pricing and more detailed specifications will be released closer to launch.
Mitsubishi Australia has detailed the initial line-up, which will comprise dual-cab and club-cab ute variants.
It says cab-chassis variants will follow.
The company will continue to offer its 10-year warranty with 10 years of capped-price servicing, the longest after-sales offering of any vehicle in its segment.
Just one engine has been detailed for Australia, and it’s the most powerful one available globally.
The 2.4-litre bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine produces 150kW of power and 470Nm of torque. It’s mated with a six-speed automatic transmission, though six-speed manual variants will be offered on some variants post-launch.
It will be available with either rear-wheel drive or two different four-wheel drive systems.
The Easy Select 4WD system available on lower grades offers 2H (rear-wheel drive), 4H (locked centre differential), and 4L (low range) modes.
Models with the Super Select 4WD-II system, in contrast, have 2H (rear-wheel drive), 4H (full-time four-wheel), 4HLc (locked centre differential), and 4LLc (locked centre differential with low range).
That allows the Triton to be driven in 4H over sealed surfaces.
There’s a new Eco drive mode, as well as separate Mud and Snow modes.
All new Triton models also have an active limited-slip differential that applies the brake to a spinning wheel and distributes torque to wheels gripping the road surface.
Mitsubishi says fuel consumption and additional drivetrain details will be provided closer to launch, but it has confirmed the Triton will have a braked towing capacity of 3500kg.
The sixth-generation Triton has a newly developed ladder-frame chassis that’s claimed to offer “significantly better” road performance and ride comfort, as well increased robustness and improved durability.
Its ladder-frame chassis has a 65 per cent greater cross-sectional area than the outgoing model, resulting in a claimed bending rigidity increase of 40 per cent and a torsional rigidity increase of 60 per cent.
The Japanese carmaker also claims to have minimised weight by increasing the ratio of high-tensile steel used.
There’s also newly developed suspension that retains the double wishbone front and rear leaf spring configuration.
The front upper suspension mounting arm has been moved higher to increase the stroke by 20mm, which is claimed to provide improve roadholding and ride comfort. There’s also a lighter leaf spring system at the rear with thicker shock absorbers.
The high-output engine model has adopted an electric power steering system that’s claimed to enable better control by providing more assistance at low speeds while increasing feedback at higher speeds.
Mitsubishi says the new underpinnings have allowed it to increase dimensions and give it a more “commanding presence” on the road.
The new body is also more aerodynamic, with drag reduced by 8.1 per cent.
In dual-cab ute guise, the Triton measures 5320mm long and 1865mm wide on a 3130mm wheelbase. Those measurements are up 15mm, 50mm and 130mm, respectively, on the outgoing model.
The tub length has also grown to 1555mm, an increase of 35mm. Mitsubishi also says it has lowered the tub height by 45mm to 820mm, while also enlarging the rear bumper corner and reinforcing it so it can be used as a step of sorts.
Mitsubishi says interior shoulder room has also grown by 49mm to 1479mm.
All models arriving as part of the launch line-up will come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The range opens with a base GLX, initially available solely as a dual-cab ute with either rear-wheel drive or the Easy Select 4WD system.
Stepping up to the GLX+ brings the option of either club-cab or dual-cab ute body styles, though it’s available exclusively with the Easy Select 4WD system. It gains a standard rear differential lock, and the GLX+ is the only member of the launch line-up to offer the club-cab ute body style.
The GLS upgrades to the Super Select 4WD-II system, and comes exclusively as a dual-cab ute. A leather interior option is available.
The flagship Triton will remain the GSR dual-cab ute, available exclusively with the Super Select 4WD-II system. As before, it offers an orange hero colour. In the new model, this shade is Yamabuki Orange.
Another new colour for the palette is Blade Silver.
All models feature a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay, as well as a 7.0-inch instrument cluster screen with traffic sign recognition.
There’s a larger complement of safety equipment than the outgoing model, which includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Pedestrian detection
- Cyclist detection
- Junction assist
- Adaptive cruise control (automatic models only)
- Blind-spot assist
- Front cross-traffic alert
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keep assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Driver attention monitoring
- Centre airbag