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A week after the official reveal of the precursor concept of the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton, we're able to see almost certainly how the production version will look.
Created by digital artist at Kolesa.ru, this edit using the official images from Mitsubishi shows us how the next-gen Triton ute is likely to look without the camouflage graphics and tough Ralliart paraphernalia seen on the XRT Concept.
While we already knew the concept was created in the spirit of being near production in terms of its look, it was shrouded in a greyscale body graphic and featured off-road-style tyres and a sports bar over the tub with spare rally-style wheels mounted.
This version takes away most of that, save for the tyres on its wheels, which aren't a rare sight on Australian roads anyway, and adds some more standard elements like a chrome sports bar instead.
If you're wondering how long you're going to have to wait to see exactly how accurate this is, Mitsubishi has good news.
"After the launch in Thailand in fiscal 2023, it will be released sequentially in the ASEAN region, Oceania and other global markets," Mitsubishi says.
Mitsubishi Motors president and chief executive officer Takao Kato confirmed the new generation Triton is almost ready, with the reference to fiscal 2023 referring to the Japanese fiscal year, April 2023 to March 2024.
That's effectively the next 12 months, though don't expect to wait that long to see it.
"The all-new Triton is going through final touch-ups in preparation for its release, as we have performed rigorous endurance tests around the world while also incorporating the know-how gained from rally activities," said Kato.
"With the new vehicle launches as the centrepiece, we will continue our drive toward further growth."
The current Triton is powered by a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, but it's not clear if a new engine, or an upgraded version of that will power the next-gen ute, although the latter is rumoured with more power on tap.
However, the Triton will go electric this decade, Mitsubishi executive officer Takashi Shirakawa told CarsGuide late last year, though whether there's any official news on how once the new Triton debuts is yet to be seen.
"We are trying to introduce the electrified [Triton] application in the 2020 period, not after 2030," Shirakawa said to CarsGuide.
"We're trying, but we don't know if it will happen or not - it depends on whether we can reduce the cost.
"We are thinking about whether hybrid is better, plug-in hybrid is better or pure electric is better, and we have those products in prototypes and we are comparing them, but our headache is always, always cost."