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October 18, 2023

Heads Up! Mitsubishi Motors PH To Preview All-New Triton On October 20

How’s this for a big surprise: Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is previewing the all-new sixth-generation Triton this Friday, October 20. The virtual event follows less than six months after the Triton’s global reveal last July.

The award-winning “Beast Mode” design evokes the spirit of “wild and audacious intensity.” The front-end is made to look solid, backed by the wide tracks and squared off fenders.

Underneath, the all-new Triton is built on an all-new ladder frame platform with 60 percent higher torsional rigidity and 40 percent higher bending rigidity. The front uses independent Double Wishbones, while the rear continues with Leaf Springs with thicker shock absorbers. Front disc and rear drums are kept, but at least the steering is now electric from hydraulic.

Inside, designers paid close attention to improving the shoulder and knee room. The all-new Triton’s Horizontal Axis Geometry design also opens up ingenious storage solutions. It has a 7-inch multi-information screen and a 9-inch center infotainment screen.

In terms of powertrain, the all-new Triton packs an all-new 2.4-liter clean diesel MIVEC engine (4N16) producing one of three outputs: 150 horsepower and 330 Nm, 184 horsepower and 430 Nm, and 204 horsepower and 470 Nm. This is mated to a shift-by-wire 6-speed automatic for an ideal balance between efficiency and power. A 6-speed manual is also available.

For off-road enthusiasts, the all-new pickup truck continues to offer Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4WD-II system enabling it to switch between 2WD and 4WD seamlessly. A central locking differential allows for 4x4 driving without the tight corner braking phenomenon. Traction can be split between 40 percent in the front and 60 percent at the back thanks to a torque-sensing limited slip differential. It also comes with seven selectable drive modes (Normal, Eco, Gravel, Snow, Mud, Sand, and Rock) and Active Yaw Control.


  1. Thailand currently only still gets the mid powered engine (184hp and 430nm). I wouldn't expect PH to get better specs than the Thai version knowing MMPC, so I don't expect the biturbo engine to arrive at launch. Maybe it will follow later. And with this mid powered ejgine, the new Triton has worse power-to-weight ratio than the old Strada with the 4N15 so expect it to perform worse.

  2. A new era for Triton will begin NXT year. Hoping for the Best price known for Mitsubishi way of very competitive pricing.


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