The latest reports are suggesting that the next generation of this pickup truck could arrive already in about a year or two. These are some of the conclusions of the journalists, regarding the latest statements that we have heard from the company’s officials. According to them, the next generation is under development. Considering that several design characteristics of it are already known, it’s no reason that many sources suggest the new model will come as the 2022 Mitsubishi Triton.
In any case, the next-generation Triton is about to come with all kinds of interesting novelties. A completely new design will bring interesting solutions in various aspects. Of course, most people currently talk about electrified powertrain. Still, there is much more, starting from the fact that the new model will have a lot in common with Nissan’s pickup trucks. The two companies will work together on new models and it looks like the first one to come will be from Mitsubishi.
2022 Mitsubishi Triton Redesign
The current generation has been around since 2015, so we can say that the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t need to rush with this redesign. However, the latest reports suggest that the company won’t wait for too much either. One of the reasons is the fact that Mitsubishi is now part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, so there is no doubt it will benefit a lot from joint development.
Therefore, one of the most interesting things about the 2022 Mitsubishi Triton is the platform. Obviously, the next-generation Triton and Navara will ride on the same architecture. According to most reports, we are about to see a familiar F-Alpha platform, which underprints current Nissan trucks as well. Of course, this platform would have to go under significant updates, considering that one of the key plans for the future is electrification. Of course, improvements in other aspects are expected as well, particularly in terms of weight reduction, driveability etc.
2022 Mitsubishi Triton Powertrain
As we’ve just mentioned, one of the biggest expectations for the 2022 Mitsubishi Triton is an electrified powertrain. This is an inevitable thing in the automotive industry these days. So, some kind of hybrid setup is a certain thing. At this point, we don’t know whether the new model will come with a classic hybrid powertrain or as a PHEV. Considering that Mitsubishi makes some of the best PHEV powertrains in the business, this seems quite likely, of course, if the company is capable of making some capable version of such a unit that can tow and haul a lot of pounds.
Along with the electrified powertrain, the new 2022 Mitsubishi Triton will come with a couple of conventional internal-combustion engines in the offer as well. Of course, the focus will be on diesel units and this is where things become a little bit tricky. On one side, it seems natural to see the new model equipped with Renault-Nissan’s 2.3-liter dCi engine. It is quite efficient and works pretty well in Navara. Also, if we consider that the new 2022 Mitsubishi Triton will switch to the Alpha platform, this seems like a much more convenient option for the company. Still, we don’t believe that Mitsubishi is going to give up from its 2.4-liter turbodiesel. This is arguably one of the best engines in the segment, famous for impressive fuel economy and capabilities.
Some reports are also suggesting a V6 turbodiesel option. This is something that’s becoming quite popular among compact pickup trucks. So, seeing one of them under the hood of 2022 Mitsubishi Triton seems quite attractive. However, it looks like the company doesn’t plan such an engine for the new model, at least not for the initial launch.
Exterior and Interior
Of course, this redesign will also bring a lot of changes in terms of aesthetics. So, we count on a completely new styling of the 2022 Mitsubishi Triton. At this point, it is too early to talk about the exact look of the new model. Still, if we look at the direction the Japanese manufacturer is going, some things seem pretty obvious. This particularly refers to the front face, which should be heavily inspired by the Engelberg Tourer concept. Also, we expect that the new model will feature a little bit of bigger dimensions. This particularly refers to the wheelbase, which currently measures just 118 inches.
When it comes to interior design, big novelties are expected as well. This current model is characterized by a pretty simplistic cabin and trends in the truck world are going in the completely opposite direction. These are not just working machines anymore, but also vehicles with great-looking and hi-quality cabins. The new Isuzu D-Max is a perfect example.
The latest reports suggest that the new model will come as the 2022 Mitsubishi Triton. In any case, we should see it in about a year or two.