The good things pass away too easily but not for the Mitsubishi as the Triton pickup truck is up for yet another annual life cycle refreshment as the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton. This pickup truck will even mark the 2ndrefreshment in 10 years. Although the 2017 model does bring a whole lot of changes, it doesn’t suffice for surpassing segment toppers like Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, and Mazda BT-50. This is where the new-gen Mitsubishi Triton should take over with minimal imperfections. The current generation Triton has exceeded expectations by including an electronically locking rear differential. This setup will be brought up in 2018 Triton along with new add-ons like a stabilizer bar and sway bar. The suspension could include the use of MacPherson independent struts.
2018 Mitsubishi Triton – Features
The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is expected to bring along significant improvements in technology. Here’s a portmanteau of features that this new-gen Mitsubishi Triton is expected to improve on:
- 7-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) will integrate Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Also, Bluetooth connectivity via voice commands and USB inputs are expected to come as standard.
- Tilting, telescoping steering wheel is suspected to integrate energy-absorbing column.
- Trailer-sway control and Hill-start assist will come as standard.
- Active LED daytime running lights (with auto dimming)
- Adaptive Cruise Control with driver memory will come as standard.
- Driver foot rests and assists grip will increase comfort.
- Pollen filter will be offered as standard on the base model and fragrance filter might come as optional.
The personalization in a pickup truck has become a trend, and Mitsubishi is dedicated to presenting endless customization for the customers. Like the current generation model, this new Mitsubishi Triton is also expected to come with an array of optional accessory packages including Triton Style Pack, Triton Protection Pack, Triton GLX 3D Pack, Triton GLS Canopy Pack, Triton Adventure Pack.
As the current generation model already looks great, the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is expected to come with a mild refreshment in overall styling. This time, the front fascia will get a premium chrome treatment including the grille which will integrate vertical chrome bars. Furthermore, the headlights will project a dynamic outlook with flared recess and sharp edges. Active LED daytime running lights on these headlights will come as standard.
The new 18-inch machine finished alloy wheels with Bridgestone® all-season tires are supposed to come as standard. Front door mirrors will share body color and integrate LED turn signals and blind spot monitors. The exterior body-color options will range as White, Impulse Blue, Titanium, Earth Green and Sterling Silver.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is suspected to come with subtle alterations in the interior cabin. However, the seats will come heavily bolstered with contrast stitching. The dashboard, center console, and door panels will incorporate new suede and metallic inserts. Other new additions in this interior cabin will include bi-spoke contrast needles on the gauge cluster, trip computer, ambient LED lighting, under seat storage and dual stage heating on the driver’s seat and steering wheel. Furthermore, the air conditioning, 12-volt USB inputs, and power windows will come as standard.
2018 Mitsubishi Triton – Powertrain and Transmission
The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is expected to come with a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder gasoline engine. This engine is suspected to undergo several tweaks for bringing out substantial improvement. Correspondingly, output figures are likely to measure at 133 HP and 317 lb-ft torque.
Like the previous generation model, this new 2018 Mitsubishi Triton will make use of a 5-speed manual transmission with the availability of both front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The fuel economy is also supposed to see improvements and the increased figures are expected to stay close to 23 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on highways and 24 mpg on a combined scale.
With several tune-ups in the powertrain, the 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is expected to hold a towing capacity of more than 1700 lbs. Furthermore, the four wheel drive model is expected to cater trailering up to 3200 kg (7054 lbs.). Similarly, single cab 2WD model with 5,500 lbs. Towing capacity package should come at an extra $2100.
Trims, Price and Release Date
The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton will be available in 5 different body configurations. These include:
- Single Cab/ Cab Chassis
- Double Cab/ Pickup
- Double Cab/ Cab Chassis
- Club Cab/ Cab Chassis
- Club Cab/ Pickup
The pricing will vary according to these body configurations (and trim levels). The base model is suspected of starting at $22,000 and reaching up to $38,000 for a 4×4 drive and Double Cab body. Similarly, GLX is expected to start at $44,000 and Exceed (range-topping trim) at $48,000.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Triton is yet to enter commercial production during the 3rd quarters of 2017. While Mitsubishi might be running errands, this pickup should be available during the 1st half of 2018.