Mitsubishi have finally taken the covers off of the sixth iteration of the Triton bakkie, with a bold new appearance and more power under the hood. Here’s all you need to know about the striking 2024 Mitsubishi Triton.
Mitsubishi’s latest endeavour has seen the brand reimagine not only the appearance but also the core foundation of their previous Triton model. The sixth-gen Triton is built on a new ladder frame chassis made of high-tensile steel, boasting a 65% larger cross-sectional area. Thanks to this enhancement, Mitsubishi claims that the new Triton exhibits a 40% improvement in bending rigidity and a 60% enhancement in torsional rigidity.
Under the hood, the sixth-generation Mitsubishi Triton is powered by a brand-new 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel engine known as the 4N16. This engine comes in three output configurations:
High output configuration: This version delivers an impressive 150 kW and 470 N.m at 1,500 r/min. It utilizes a new turbocharger and combustion system, while also receiving electric power steering.
Medium output configuration: Limited to 135 kW and 430 N.m, this variant features a variable geometry turbocharger.
Low output configuration: Producing 110 kW and 330 N.m, this option also utilises the variable geometry turbocharger.
The transmission options for the new Triton include a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual with a shift-by-wire system designed to reduce engine vibrations. Mitsubishi retains the previous models’ Super Select 4WD-II and Easy Select 4WD systems. The Super Select system is equipped with a centre torque sensing Limited Slip Differential, set to a 40%/60% split for improved off-road capability.
To enhance cornering ability, Mitsubishi has introduced the newly adopted Active Yaw Control system, complementing the 4WD system. Furthermore, the sixth-generation model incorporates a range of driver assistance systems, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ADC), Forward Collision Management (FCM), Blind Sport Warning (BSW), Lane Change Assist (LCA), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
The 2024 Triton features a redesigned suspension system, with double wishbone structure on the front axles and a lighter leaf spring system coupled with thicker shock absorbers on the rear axles, providing superior ride comfort. The mounting arm’s stroke has been increased by 20 mm to further refine its road-holding and ride comfort.
In terms of design, the new Triton presents a striking and bold front-end based on Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield concept. L-shaped LED daytime running lights complement the three-part headlights, with a horizontally segmented grille at the centre, accentuated by a bold silver skid plate. The larger fenders house multi-spoke alloy wheels, adding to the bakkie’s commanding presence.
Inside the cabin, Mitsubishi have taken a massive leap forward with a redesigned infotainment screen being a key highlight. The rest of the cabin layout remains relatively similar to the previous generation, but is a much more accommodating space to be sat in. The dashboard and door panels are adorned with leather and coloured stitching, while the seats are predominantly cloth with leather inserts on the sides and headrests.
Jeff Allison, Mitsubishi South Africa’s marketing and product general manager, expressed excitement about the brand’s future, promising an upcoming range that will be unrecognizable compared to what it was just a year ago. Mitsubishi South Africa anticipates the arrival of the sixth-generation Triton in the country during the first half of 2024.