2017 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton arrives only a year after the fifth generation of the popular pickup truck made its debut for the 2016 model year. In that regard, expect the upcoming model to go on sale almost completely unchanged compared to its predecessor. Apart from the restyled exterior and interior, the redesigned Triton offers a brand new 2.4-liter diesel engine. It’s also interesting to note that that the Triton (also known as the L200) is due to share its underpinnings with Fiat’s newly launched Fullback pickup truck.¬†According to unofficial sources, the 2017 Mitsubishi Triton is likely to hit the dealerships in late 2016.

2017 Triton Design

Despite being thoroughly overhauled, the new Triton actually rides on a modified version of its tried and tested platform. It’s new looks also manages to retain some of the recognizable lines seen on the previous generation. However, it now boasts a more sophisticated yet rugged and aggressive appearance. Thanks to its swoopy lines, the 2017 Mitsubishi Triton will be the class-leading model in terms of aerodynamics. Nevertheless, some find its new styling a bit too polarising. Things are somewhat different when it comes to the new interior. It’s obvious at first sight that Mitsubishi tried to make the Triton’s cabin a much more comfortable place to be. Some of the enhanced elements include a vastly improved seating as well as an all-new adjustable steering wheel, while most of the materials have been upgraded to a whole new level.

2017 Mitsubishi Triton unchanged

2017 Mitsubishi Triton Engine Specs

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton will be powered by the aforementioned new turbodiesel engine. This 2.4-liter unit makes 133kW of power and 430Nm of torque. Compared to the old 2.5-liter turbodiesel, it is a 2kW and 30Nm boost in output figures. Unfortunately, even the enhanced Triton lags behind its formidable rivals such as the Ford Ranger. As for the transmission options, buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. The redesigned Triton offers several significant improvements when it comes to the ride quality. Namely, it comes with a more direct steering, while its revised suspension provides a much smoother driving experience. Thanks to the enhanced Super Select system available in the range-topping models, the driver can switch between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive at speeds lower than 100 km/h.

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