After the recent and unusually extensive mid-cycle update, the Mitsubishi Triton is among the best choices in the mid-size pickup truck market. The Triton is refined on-road almost as the SUV and comes with the modern and efficient diesel engine. The model is also strong on safety in every version and with the recent styling makeover, it is also more rugged and modern looking truck. The Triton is also available in many configurations and equipment levels like every good truck these days.
As for the next 2020 Mitsubishi Triton, the things will stay mostly the same although the refreshed version arrives in some markets for the 2020 model year like the UK where it is sold as the Mitsubishi L200.
In markets where the updated Triton arrived for the 2019 version, there will be just some changes in the equipment organization and possibly new color options. Mitsubishi could also offer the new special edition version but no signs that the hardcore, off-road version will join the range as was mentioned in some reports.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton: Design
With the recent extensive mid-life update, Mitsubishi brought the styling of the popular Triton in line with its newest “Dynamic Shield” design language. The model got the fully redesigned front fascia for the last year refresh but also the resculpted fender flares and restyled taillights.
The Triton has two-slat black or chrome grille flanked by slim headlights and chrome C-shaped elements surrounding fog light slots. The front bumper integrates also a skid plate-like element and truck’s tall and creased hood contributes also to models fresh, more rugged appearance.
The profile of the model is defined with the squared-off front fenders and the class largest rear overhang.
Mitsubishi didn’t make radical upgrades inside the cabin as did on model’s exterior for the recent mid-cycle update. Several new touches like the additional soft-padded surfaces and more stitching appeared in the cabin for the 2019 model year as well as the roof-mounted air vents. The 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will continue with the same cabin as well as with the same exterior.
The base Triton will come with the 6.1-inch center display combining it with the six speakers, voice control, air conditioning, fabric upholstery, rearview cameras, rear parking sensors, etc.
Skipping the entry-level Triton will add a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, nicer upholstery and wheels, etc. The top grades will switch to leather upholstery, heated front seats, automatic climate control, etc.
The Triton will also be available with active safety systems like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree camera system, lane change assist, automatic high beams.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton: Powertrains
Coming after the major refresh last year, the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will continue with the same powertrains and performance.
Mitsubishi improved model’s sophisticated four-wheel-drive system for the recent refresh and added also the revised suspension with thicker rear dumpers as well as larger brakes, and revised locking differential.
Powering the model will be a modern design, smooth and efficient 2.4-liter variable turbocharge geometry diesel unit. Depending on the number of turbocharges the engine will deliver either 148 or 178 hp and up to 430 Nm of torque. The single cab version should be available with the 126 hp 2.4-liter petrol engine and manual transmission. The 6-speed manual or recently upgraded 6-speed automatic units will be combined with the turbodiesel engine.
The 2020 Triton will again allow up to 3, 500 kg of towing capacity. The sophisticated 4WD Super Select II system can switch between two- and four-wheel drive while running and there will also be different driving modes depending on the road conditions. Equipped with the differential locks, hill descent control and other upgrades, the Triton will also be able to tackle less civilized roads.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton: Release, Price
The 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will be available later in the year. The model will again offer a long list of customization options including various cab style and equipment levels. The base variant should again cost around $22, 500 Australian dollars. The most premium version will go above $50, 000.
The Triton will be an alternative to other mid-size truck like the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Holden Colorado, Nissan Navara, Isuzu D-Max and others.