Mitsubishi Triton XRT: Perfect Pickup for U.S.?

Mitsubishi’s Upcoming Pickup Truck

Mitsubishi displayed their newest pickup truck concept, the Triton XRT, at the 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show. This model, which is an upgrade to their current midsize Triton pickup, provides a sneak peek into what to expect when the new version launches later in the year.

Though Mitsubishi has expressed a desire to introduce their truck to the US, we don’t think it likely. The Renault-Nissan Alliance, of which Mitsubishi is a part, currently offers the mid-sized Nissan Frontier across North America. Furthermore, selling the truck here necessitates the building of it locally by Mitsubishi.

Irrespective of its applicability in the US, the Triton XRT Concept is undeniably awesome. A black and silver camouflage covering brings forth a militaristic air which enhances the already fierce styling. Mitsubishi articulates that the wrap has been inspired by lava rocks filled with concentrated vigor. Along the side profile are the 10 transverse lines that signify Ralliart, which is Mitsubishi’s high-performance and racing division. Honestly, this vehicle is a perfect fit for the scenery of Florida or Texas.

The XRT Concept showcases a unique grille compared to the original Triton, equipped with slim headlamps that give this ride an intimidating aura as if it had been wronged. Outfitted with wider front and rear fender flares, and all-terrain tires, this concept is made for more than just show – Team Mitsubishi Ralliart will be participating in the 2023 Asia Cross Country Rally with a customized Triton off-road prototype!

It is still up in the air as to what type of engine Mitsubishi will use for their next Triton model. One can anticipate that they will likely provide a selection of both gasoline and diesel 4-cylinder engines. The present generation of the Triton comes with both manual or automatic transmissions and it is expected that this will also be available on the upcoming one.

“2023 is a pivotal year for Mitsubishi Motors to gain momentum in the ASEAN region, with the introduction of a completely overhauled Triton and a fresh compact SUV,” declared Takao Kato, president and chief executive officer, Mitsubishi Motors. “The new Triton is in its final stages of completion before its launch, as we have conducted extensive durability trials globally while also utilizing the experience earned from rally events. With these new models as the core, we will keep pushing forward for more expansion.”

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