The next-generation 2023 Mitsubishi Triton is on the way, and it should introduce more upgrades than many thought. First of all, we can expect some refreshed styling and an even more comfortable cabin. Definitively, the most exciting news is that a new PHEV system will power the next Mitsubishi Triton. Reportedly, both upcoming Triton and Pajero Sport models will transfer hybrid units from the Eclipse Cross model.
The current system combines a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine capable of producing 132 horses with twin electric motors delivering 80 horsepower and 137 Nm at the front and around 94 horses and 195 Nm at the rear. It also uses a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is enough for around 25 miles.
2023 Mitsubishi Triton Redesign
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The exterior of the new 2023 Mitsubishi Triton will be refreshed, and we can expect a more attractive styling. The Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance will reportedly use the same platform as we saw on the latest Nissan Navara. However, we think that platform will be modified to support the PHEV system and large battery under the floor.
In terms of design, there is little information. Overall, to stay competitive and to rival some of the toughest trucks in the class, the manufacturer will probably make the Mitsubishi Triton more dominant on the front end. Like the previous model, we expect the new one to come with the same shaped headlights and to retain the attractive grille.
The next generation of Mitsubishi’s popular workhorse ute will certainly come with a more modern cabin, featuring plenty of standard and optional amenities. Like its counterparts, the 2023 Mitsubishi Triton will offer a very spacious and comfortable cabin.
From what we heard, the manufacturer will add more supportive seats that should be available in a variety of materials. Besides, we also can expect a completely new dashboard that will certainly carry a much bigger infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety should also be better, featuring much-advanced technology.
2023 Mitsubishi Triton Powertrain
Reportedly, the new 2023 Mitsubishi Triton will use the same hybrid system from the Eclipse Cross model. The hybrid combines a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 132 hp and 199 Nm of torque with twin electric motors. The front motor produces 80 hp 137 Nm, while the rear one is 94 hp and 195 Nm.
The Eclipse model also come with a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is enough for around 25 miles or 40km.
When Can We Expect the 2023 Mitsubishi Triton?
According to Australian media, the next-generation Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck will arrive next year with a refreshed look. It will also reportedly gain the company’s plug-in hybrid system, which will make the Triton the world’s first hybrid 1-tonne light commercial truck.
The next-gen Triton will be developed in parallel with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan future versions. Anyway, the Mitsubishi Triton PHEV will go up against co-developed trucks such as the Hilux and Ranger. Unofficial, the PHEV will cost about AUD 40,000, which is around $30,000.