It has many names, but Mitsubishi’s pickup truck is best-known as Triton or L200. Well, its popularity is raising outside the US, so the company could consider bringing it back to the major truck market in the world. The 2020 Mitsubishi Triton might be the first appearance after almost 25 years. Well, it won’t be the only one pickup that made such long break. Recently, Jeep launched 2020 Gladiator.
Until we see it in the US as a successor to Mighty Max, the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will be one of the trucks for the Australian market. There, it will compete with already mentioned Gladiator, and old names, such as Ford Ranger and Holden Colorado. New safety systems and all-wheel drive are definitely a highlight of the upcoming version. However, Mitsubishi must work on power and comfort. The new eight-speed automatic transmission will definitely help. It did with Pajero crossover.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton Specs, New Transmission
The 2020 Mitsubishi Triton will get the power from a 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine. It is capable to deliver 180 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This output is on the same level as Triton’s rivals. A six-speed automatic transmission replaced the old five-speed manual. However, fans were surprised why there was not an eight-speed case box. Mitsubishi explained this is an expensive upgrade. However, we could see this transmission as a part of the first update. The good thing is that a six-pace unit is shutting down the engine noise.
The drive system also offers a start/stop system that improves fuel economy and cuts emissions. However, this feature is not available in all markets. Towing capacity of the new truck is 6,850 pounds (3,100 kg). Rear-wheel drive is standard, while there is a special AWD system called shift-on-the-fly available for buyers. It increases stability and acceleration when needed.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton Features
One of the best-selling trucks in Australia has a new look. After a redesign, it shows off a new look of the front fascia. It is also higher, so the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton can move across larger off-road obstacles. Now, the pickup is bolder and more aggressive. Side and tail also suffered changes, completing the new overall look. Buyers can choose new colors. Bedliners and sports bars are the same as before. The interior can suffer more changes since facelift of in previous year didn’t change too much here.
2020 Mitsubishi Triton US Release Date
The release of the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton in the United States is still a rumor. Some experts believe that the Japanese company has the same wish for a few years now. However, strict regulation and big investments are stopping the Mitsubishi entering the biggest market in the world. We still find this information highly speculative. But, we must keep some tabs opened if this happens.
Meanwhile, fans across the globe will see the new 2020 Mitsubishi Triton / L200 by the end of this year. The facelift for the current season will get more upgrades, and that is a good reason to see what else the 2020 Triton truck is bringing to the Australian and Malay market.