Mitsubishi Motors has revealed a single teaser image of its updated Triton pick-up a little over three years after the launch of the current fifth-generation model.
While there is not much to go on, with no technical specifications confirmed, the dimly lit image of the front three quarter shows the new Triton will adopt Mitsubishi's 'Dynamic Shield design language.
This will put the vehicle more in-line with the rest of the Mitsubishi range, with the ASX, Outlander, Eclipse Cross and the Triton-based Pajero Sport SUVs sharing similar front-end styling.
Narrow LED headlights, and two thick chrome strips dominate the new front, strongly distinguishing it from key rivals including the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Mazda BT-50 and Holden Colorado.
The vehicle also appears to wear large alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres, suggesting a higher-end off-road-focused variant.
As the current generation Triton was launched internationally in 2014, and with light-commercial vehicle (LCV) lifespans often stretching to around 10 years, it is likely that this update represents a mid-life facelift rather than an all-new model.
As previously reported, the next-generation Triton – due in the next decade – is likely to share its underpinnings with the next Nissan Navara, and potentially the Renault Alaskan, following the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s takeover of Mitsubishi in late 2016.
Along with new looks, customers can expect new interior styling and a lift in standard equipment.
The current MQ-series Triton is powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine which delivers 133kW of power at 3500rpm and 430Nm at 2500rpm. It is unclear if this powertrain will carry over or be given a work over by Mitsubishi engineers.
Like most pick-ups, the vehicle is offered with double-cab, club-cab and single-cab body styles as well as 4x2 and 4x4 drivelines.
At time of writing, the Triton is priced at $22,300 for the base GLX single-cab manual, ranging all the way up to $48,990 in top-spec Exceed double-cab automatic guise.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited is yet to comment on the updated vehicle, but given the Triton is a strong seller, and with continued pressure from its rivals, it is likely that the refreshed version will land sometime next year.
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