With the latest 2018 Mitsubishi Triton, the Japanese automaker wants to refresh its capable but aging line of pickup trucks. Although fairly capable, the Triton is somewhat underappreciated when compared to its closest competitors.
With a quality interior, good on-road and excellent off-road performance, the Triton should be right at the top of the pickup segment along with the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. With this in mind, Mitsubishi has decided to up the ante and introduce a number of updates and changes to the new Triton.
2018 Mitsubishi Triton – Comes with Aging Design
The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton addresses one of the series’ most notable problems at the moment, its aging design. Thanks to a number of updates, the new truck immediately looks and feels refreshed. Of course, we won’t see a brand new design, but instead an extensive facelift.
While some of the changes are rather striking, such as the chrome-heavy nose, others are a bit more subtle. Overall, the Triton is still among the sleekest models in the segment, which boasts a lower wind noise and great aerodynamics. Thanks to its decent overhangs and short wheelbase, it is also among the most compact offerings as well.
Aside from a redesigned grille and smaller bumpers, the Triton still keeps its distinctive elements. These include a unique window line and the well-known “J” line that outlines the truck’s bed. Even though the Triton is not as brash or attractive as its closest competitors, it is still a well executed and appealing package.
Interior Design and Equipment
The interior of the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is well-built and solid, as well as a bit unassuming and basic. Those who are familiar with Mitsubishi cars and their interiors will find little difference inside the Triton. This truck has one of the most car-like interiors in the segment, with very few design touches that indicate that it is actually a pickup.
The interior’s simplicity is actually its strength, as it provides simple and easy-to-use controls, as well as ruggedness and durability. In general, the cabin feels very solid and well-made, which is crucial for this kind of vehicle. While it doesn’t feature any soft-touch, exotic materials, it features plenty of sturdy plastic, cloth, and some faux leather. It also offers a fairly decent amount of legroom, headroom, and cargo room.
In the tech department, we can see a 7-inch touchscreen display, an electro-chromatic rear view mirror, Apple CarPlay, and a good number of safety measures.
Under the hood, the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton does not impress with its selection of engines. In fact, there is only one, a 2.4-liter MiVEC turbodiesel engine, which is capable of producing around 175 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Despite not being among the most powerful engines, this one offers a fairly decent performance and great fuel efficiency. It is also well-behaved and quiet, which is important for ensuring a pleasant cabin experience. Transmission options include a six-speed automatic and a manual transmission.
Release Date and Price of the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton
The manufacturer has confirmed that its latest 2018 Mitsubishi Triton will roll off the production lines and hit the market by the end of 2017. Its price will start at $22.000 for the base variant and reach $35.000 for the premium one.