The new Triton has been released back in 2014 and went on sale in the early 2015. The truck has been heavily worked on from the previous model and it should be a much better model in pretty much all notable areas. It is more efficient, quieter, a lot more comfortable and also more powerful. However, the truck’s performance pales in comparison with some of its rivals. If the biggest numbers are what you are looking for than the Triton is not the perfect model. It seems that in order to become just that, an updated model might be released with the upcoming 2017 Mitsubishi Triton. So far there have been quite a few rumors about this truck which seem to address most of the problems on the ongoing truck.
Let’s not forget that the current version has only been released one and a half years ago, so it is still fresh. The 2017 model is expected to be released in the mid of 2017, so it is nearly one year away which is usually fine for a mild upgrade to the truck. The price is unlikely going to change much but Mitsubishi might surprise us and release new trim levels which will have to be priced differently than what is currently on the market.
2017 Mitsubishi Triton – The exterior design
So far it seems that the 2017 Mitsubishi Triton is going to look mostly identical to the ongoing model. This is because they are going to focus on delivering a better overall experience, so the exterior is unlikely going to be the main focus. However, if they decide to offer new trim levels, these will likely get their own exterior equipment. If this is going to be the case then expect new accessories, new paint schemes and likely new wheels as well. Mitsubishi might also decide to offer more aftermarket accessories in their dealerships for this update.
The cabin of the Triton truck
This has been one of its weaker points since it was released. While the design is fine and quite modern, the materials have been sub-par. Because of that we believe that the upcoming Triton is going to receive an improved cabin, at least on the higher end models. The steering wheel is expected to get a better leather cover, the dashboard will likely get a softer top area while the hard plastics should be gone in the favor of new softer ones. The end result will be a more premium-feeling truck that will be able to hold its own against trucks such as the Amarok.
Under the hood of 2017 Mitsubishi Triton
Here the three engines will be carried over with minimal changes. Depending on the market the truck will be sold in, people will get one petrol engine and two diesels. The petrol is a rather old 2.4 liter naturally aspirated unit which is not really recommended in any case. Some suggested a turbocharged unit in its place but this is highly unlikely in the next years. There are also two diesel engines. There is a 2.4 liter unit which is a new generation diesel offered in Australia, Europe and a few other areas. The 2.5 liter unit is an older model which is still quite capable but it does offer higher fuel consumption. This might be discontinued in the favor of the newer unit.
The 2.4 liter 4N15 is capable of delivering 181 horsepower and 430 Nm of torque. While the output is unlikely going to change, its transmission just might. Why? Well, the current Triton is able to tow up to 3,100kg which might be upgraded to 3,500kg. This would be achieved with the help of a heavier duty transmission and an oil cooler for the rear differential.