Mitsubishi has finally unveiled the new Triton after an extremely protracted teaser campaign. The midsize truck, also known as the L200 in some regions, is approaching its sixth generation with a new exterior and interior design as well as superficial improvements thanks to the usage of a newly created ladder frame. It will have a 60 percent improvement in torsional rigidity and be offered in double cab, club cab, and single cab body types.
Compared to the L200’s predecessor, the body is lighter because to the use of a new high-tensile steel composition. To make it simpler to transport merchandise, the truck utilizes a revised carbo bed that has been lowered by 45 millimeters (1.77 inches) to 820 mm (32.2 in). strengthened by a frame, a newly added step in the bumper corner further increases practicality. Without going into details, Mitsubishi says the utilitarian vehicle is now larger than before, but the weight gain has been minimized by using lighter steel.
2024 Mitsubishi Triton / L200
The new Ford Ranger rival may be equipped with either the Super Select 4WD-II or Easy Select 4WD systems. The former has a central limited-slip differential that distributes 40% of the power to the front and 60% to the rear. The selectable modes for this more advanced four-wheel-drive system are 2H (RWD), 4H (4×4), 4HLc (4×4 with a locked center differential), and 4LLc (4×4 with a locked center differential). Seven different driving modes are also available: Normal, Eco, Gravel, Snow, Mud, Sand, and Rock.
Additionally entirely redesigned is the suspension, which now features a new double-wishbone front and a lighter leaf spring configuration at the rear. Additionally, models with the Super Select 4WD-II system receive Active Yaw Control (AYC) to improve cornering by gently applying the brake on the inside front wheel. Hill descent and hill start assist systems are included to make your life easier off the beaten path.
The new diesel engine is the only one Mitsubishi has mentioned so far. It is a 2.4-liter mill with three different tunings: 148 horsepower (110 kW) and 330 Newton-meters (243 lb-ft), 181 horsepower (135 kW) and 430 Nm (316 lb-ft), and the most potent setting with 201 horsepower (150 kW) and 470 Nm (346 lb-ft). The four-cylinder Volkswagen Amarok fighter engine is mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or a shift-by-wire manual transmission with the same amount of gears, depending on the option you choose.
The 2024 Triton can also be specified in Blade Silver Metallic, White Diamond, Solid White, Jet Black Mica, and Graphite Gray Metallic in addition to the striking Yamabuki Orange Metallic paint scheme shown here. The front grille on range-topping models is body color, and other body pieces have a dark titanium finish. A few of the nearby pictures show the rally-spec vehicle created for the Asia Cross Country Rally.
Although we’re startled to discover that still has analog dials, it’s not a terrible thing. The interior has also been fully overhauled. Under the touchscreen, which is surrounded by two rotary knobs, there are separate controls for the climate settings as well as a few shortcuts. Overall, the dashboard is laid out simply and effectively, just what you would expect from a workhorse. The selector located between the seats, which also has a button for the driving modes, is used to choose between 2WD and 4WD.
The new L200 / Triton, which is already available in Thailand, will gradually be released in ASEAN and Oceania before making a 12-year hiatus from sales in Japan beginning in early 2024.