Mitsubishi Triton is one of the trucks with the most names. In different markets, you will usually see it as L200. But, if you see Colt, Rodeo, or Strakar, that is also the same truck. Available in most countries worldwide, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton Hybrid could probably go to the US market next season. Well, we could get a new name. For example, Mitsubishi Mighty Max used to be a true competitor to the Ford Ranger. Also, we could see the return of the Mitsubishi Raider nameplate. Finally, you can see the hybrid in its name. Yes, that could be the major novelty and reason for the appearance in the US.
All in all, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton Hybrid will carry over the styling of its predecessor and the regular model. The new generation of the vehicle arrived in 2015. Now, it could be time for the first refresh. Appearance in the United States will definitely cause some changes. Nevertheless, Australia is one of the main markets, so truckers from this country also expect a hybrid version of this pickup eagerly.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton Hybrid Facelift
After the release of the fifth generation back in 2015, Triton had no serious update. Minor changes in various markets adapted the truck to different demands. Now, the new 2019 Mitsubishi Triton Hybrid will get a small facelift. It will refresh the pickup outside and inside.
The exterior will probably be refreshed with new headlights and bumpers. New sets of wheels and additional options, such as colors, will definitely do the job. Whatsoever, no radical moves are about to happen.
Inside, the infotainment and safety systems can expect the most updates. Mitsubishi could launch more options and features for extra packages. However, the base truck is going to offer the same equipment as before.
Mitsubishi Triton Engines
Under the hood of the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton lays a diesel engine. It is a 2.4-liter unit that is capable to produce 180 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque (430 Nm). All markets have this unit as the base one. However, in some counties, we will find a 2.5-liter diesel engine with 180 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm).
For some markets, Mitsubishi installed a gasoline drivetrain. A 2.4-liter petrol unit is capable to deliver 140 horses and 160 lb-ft (220 Nm) of twisting power. All units are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission which also offers a manual mode.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton Hybrid Specs
Mitsubishi is considering to add a small electric motor that will support its petrol unit. With such mild-hybrid configuration, the truck will be capable to compete in the US market. Specs of this pickup are still unknown. It is clear the fuel economy is going to jump. Also, the performance could use some more power to rival mid-size trucks currently offered in North America.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date in US
Recently, Mitsubishi opened the cooperation with FCA group. Rumors are reporting that the Japanese carmaker is seriously considering an appearance in the US market. Well, they have chosen the right company as partners.
The FCA is already present in the US market with Ram. But, they lack the mid-size truck. Enthusiasts hope they will see Dodge Dakota back. The company has other plans. Instead of bringing the Fiat Fullback to North America, they are building Wrangler Pickup Truck.
The partnership will make 2019 Mitsubishi Triton better. It will reduce its emissions in the first place. Also, experience from one of the leaders in the segment will help Triton meet all requirements of the demanding market. First of all, there are strict regulations. Then, Mitsubishi will have to take care of truckers who already got used to their favorite pickups. So, the appearance on the big stage is everything but simple. But, the Japanese carmaker has the experience from its crossover and SUV range.