Mitsubishi Triton gets a facelift for 2018

Pickup truck sees the brand’s latest design DNA, more driving aids and new six-speed automatic transmission.

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand has unveiled an updated version of the Triton pickup which includes some visual and mechanical tweaks.

The front end of the Triton now bears the brand’s so-called Dynamic Shield to bring it in line with the Pajero Sport SUV derivative.

Some distinctive design cues include the slimmer head lamps and vertical accents on the bumper. The wheels are also new.

Although the 181hp 2.4-litre diesel-turbo remains unchanged, the five-speed automatic transmission has been replaced. But rather than getting the Pajero Sport’s eight-speed unit, the revised Triton receives a six-speeder.

In a bid to make off-roading easier for general users, there’s an all-terrain mode that automatically adjusts various driving parameters of the vehicle similar to that used in the Ford Ranger rival.

Mitsubishi has fitted more driving aids into the Triton such as blind-spot monitor, rear traffic cross alert and collision mitigation systems. The cabin is claimed to have better materials than ever.

Pricing has yet to be disclosed. However, expect competitive prices in the Mitsubishi fashion with the double-cab expected to range between 750,000 to one million baht. There’s also the single-cab variant that retails for less.

The updated Triton hits Thai showrooms on Nov 17 before going on sale in other markets.


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