This is the all-new 2024 Mitsubishi Triton. It features a fresh ladder-frame chassis, new engine, and “significantly improved safety and comfort”, according to the company.
The 2024 model showcases a fresh design language for the popular ute, with split headlights and a wider and squarer grille, with a unique interpretation of the company’s ‘dynamic shield’ vertical bars.
Underneath, you’ll find a newly developed platform. Mitsubishi says it offers a 65 per cent increase in cross-sectional area than the outgoing model, while boasting a 40 per cent increase in bending rigidity and 60 per cent increase in torsional rigidity.
The body is also lighter in weight than before thanks to the use of 1180 MPa high-tensile steel in its construction. Mitsubishi says the new layout provides “significantly better road performance and ride comfort” than before.
A double-wishbone suspension system continues for the front end, but the upper arm has been repositioned higher to increase suspension stroke by 20mm. The rear end continues with a live axle but incorporates a lighter weight leaf spring with thicker dampers. Electric power steering has also been introduced for the top-spec models.
It is a larger vehicle than the outgoing model, growing 15mm in overall length, 50mm in width, while riding on a wheelbase that’s stretched by a significant 130mm. The front and rear tracks have also been increased, by 50mm each.
Power comes from a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, codenamed the 4N16, offering three different output ratings, depending on the variant and market region. The top-spec configuration produces 150kW and 470Nm, which meets the current segment standards.
Other tunes include a 135kW/430Nm setup and a 110kW/330Nm tune. These feature a variable geometry turbocharger, while the flagship tune uses a new turbocharger and combustion system.
Matched up to the 4N16 unit is a six-speed automatic transmission from the previous model, or a six-speed manual. Mitsubishi will also be offering its renowned Super Select 4WD-II system, with 2H, 4H, 4HLc, and 4LLc drive modes.
Mitsubishi is introducing AYC (Active Yaw Control) for models with Super Select fitted as well. This technology is designed to improve cornering performance by applying braking pressure to the inside wheel.
Inside, Mitsubishi has applied its latest design theme for a more modern look and feel. It’s chunkier than before but with neat straight edges and an upright orientation. Up on the dash is the touch-screen system from the Outlander, with separate physical controls for the climate and drive modes.
The top-spec variant showcases a unique interior package with sporty seats, orange contrasting highlights, while even the high-spec variant features a leather-look dash with exposed stitching running across the door trims for that luxury look.
In terms of safety tech, the 2024 Triton will be offered with forward collision mitigation, blind-spot warning with lane change assist, and rear-cross traffic alert. Adaptive cruise control will also be offered.
Australian specifications and details are yet to be announced but it is set to go on sale here in 2024.