So far, this truck was actually a much better vehicle than it looked and the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton is about to fix this. The Japanese manufacturer has prepared a facelift for the current generation of the model that has been around for full four decades. The current version is present since 2015, so this seems like a perfect time for updates, especially if we consider that this isn’t the prettiest truck around. Changes on the styling are easy to notice and that would be pretty much everything important about the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton facelift. Rest of the truck, including interior, engines, and overall design is about to remains pretty much the same.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton Changes
This update brings lots of novelties in terms of styling, but the overall design remains pretty much the same. When it comes to base 2019 Mitsubishi Triton specs, there are no surprises. The Triton continues to ride on the same architecture, which features 112.5 inches in wheelbase and 205 in overall length. Also, count on same body styles in the offer. Those who need a classic work mule, a single-row cab seems like a natural choice. On the other side, versions with two rows of seating are a great choice for those who need to carry up to four more passengers.
Let’s go back to the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton changes. Of course, pretty much all of them are visual. There is a completely new front end, heavily inspired by the Pajero Sport. In practice, that means that the company’s designer did a lot of work in turning this truck into something more attractive. There are new headlights, new grille, bumpers and much more. You will easily notice that chrome is a predominately used material, which can be found on the grille, front fascia, around headlights, on the bumper – pretty much everywhere. Of course, along with reshapings, the company introduces new wheels and few more color options.
Unlike the exterior design, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton interior suffers no bigger changes. This truck has never been too pretty on the inside and the company made a conclusion that it would be better to leave the things as they are. Most drivers appreciate Triton’s practical approach, without fancy lines and styling solutions. So, the biggest novelty for the next year is actually an addition of a few more color schemes. Also, each trim level will get few more standard features, though details are yet to come. For example, a touchscreen interface should become a standard feature even in the most basic models, along with a smartphone integration.
Are there any changes under the hood?
In this aspect, the company definitely won’t offer any changer. Either as Triton or L200, this truck relies primarily on diesel engines. On most markets, an efficient 2.4-liter unit is the main choice. This engine delivers 180 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque, which is pretty much on par with some bigger engines in the class. Compared to all of them, this one features better fuel economy.
An older-generation 2.5-liter diesel engine is also a good choice. It delivers around 175 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, which are also quite respectable numbers for the segment.
Finally, those who prefer gasoline can choose a familiar 2.4-liter unit. In this case, it delivers around 150 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque.
In most cases, both manual and automatic transmissions are available.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date and Price
When it comes to 2019 Mitsubishi Triton release date, we expect the new model to hit the market soon. It will be a different date, depending on the market. In terms of price, expect no changes. Base models will go around 22.000 dollars.