A brand new look, an enhanced 4WD system with an off-road performance focus, and the latest in active safety and driver assistance systems have all been bundled into the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton, revealed today by the Japanese car maker.
The new Triton is a revitalised design and features the new-generation “Dynamic Shield” front design concept, with a high engine hood line and beefier-looking lamps located higher up, to give the new model a more powerful and imposing front face.
Newly sculpted body curves with contrasting sharp lines, extended wheel flares and bright accents, along with new lighting and bumper parts become part of the tougher design, framing the front and rear and adding visual width.
The restyled interior of the Triton is now more robust and modern, with improvements to frame surroundings for the switch panel and air outlets. A high quality look is created by soft pad materials and stitching on the floor console, armrests and parking brake.
It’s under the body where the real improvements have been made though with all new 4WD Triton models fitted either Super-Select 4WD, which delivers optimum traction and handling characteristics for any given surface, or Easy-Select 4WD, which simplifies switching between drive modes for different road surfaces.
Both Super-Select and Easy-Select 4WD systems use a new Off-road Mode which has gravel, mud/snow, sand and rock pre-selections to integrally control engine power, transmission and braking to regulate wheel slip.
A new hill descent system, forward collision mitigation, blind spot warning, lane change warning, rear cross traffic alert and a new ultrasonic mis-acceleration mitigation system (to prevent accidental reverse acceleration in car parks) are also fitted to the new Triton.
It also features improved braking performance and feel thanks to larger front discs and caliper pistons, with larger rear dampers for improved ride. A 6-speed automatic transmission also replaces the current 5-speed gearbox.
The new Triton will be launched in Australia in January 2019. Australian pricing and specification will be announced closer to the local launch date.