Even though it belongs to a small-size pickup truck segment, new 2018 Mitsubishi Triton will be recognizable by its robust design. Because of this fact it will be a tough competition to some of the best models in the market. There is ample belief that this new model will have the same platform as its preceding models. However, the top-notch luxurious styling and power-packed performance will be the trademarks of the new model.
Frontal fascia of the new 2018 Mitsubishi Triton will have a robust appeal which will be characterized by a single section that infuses headlights with the grille. Speaking of the grille, it will integrate 2-horizontal chrome louvers. This grille will continue downwards with a streamlined mesh-like air intakes. The headlights come with powerful LED daytime lights as standard and equally impressive fog lights in its lower portion.
Its hood is getting a dome-like approach as it has a dramatic approach towards the windshield. Wheel arches protrude from its side body which creates a muscular profile. Side body hosts attractively designed door handles. Footrest and rear view mirrors have chrome finishes.
Futuristic touches have been presented to the exterior body. Its chassis is constructed using stainless steel and aluminum aiming to curb its weight as compared to its previous models. Stainless steel alloy wheels measures somewhere around 18-19 inches and comes with durable all terrain tires.
Interior will also showcase some exquisite styling. Its dash will feature a host temperature controlling system and audio system. Continuing its frontal portion- a 6.1-inch touch screen mated with 3 dimensional satellite with GPS navigation, wireless Bluetooth, hand free calling, FM radio will be seen.
Proper leather upholstery will come as standard for the seats as well as steering wheels. Cabin will be spacious both in terms of legroom, shoulder room as well as cargo storage.
The interior also incorporates plenty of safety specs. Some of them include:
- Burglary upsetting framework
- Ground control system
- Improved safety bags
- Engine Immobilizer
2018 Mitsubishi Triton – Engine and MPG
As per what sources has revealed, this 2018 Mitsubishi Triton will come with a 2.4-liter turbocharged diesel 4 cylinder GR-HEV engine. It’s power outputs will be around 371 lb-ft of torque and 178 HP.
This powertrain will be mated with a 6 speed manual transmission. The 5-speed auto gearbox will be optional. Its top speed will be somewhere around 115 mph. EPA ratings will stay around 20 mpg in city, 24 mpg on freeways and 22 mpg combined. Along with this electric drive force, this could possible eliminate the CO2 emissions of just 149 gr/km.
Price, launch and competition
2018 Mitsubishi Triton is all set to hit dealerships by the end of 2017. Base price will be somewhere around $18,000. As far as competition goes, this stunning new model will go head to head with the models like Toyota Hilux, Volkswagen Amarok, Nissan Frontier and Isuzu D-Max.