The 2021 Mitsubishi Triton will be redesigned. This is one of the most popular pickups outside the US, and the Japanese company has intentions to bring it to the largest market. Still, we don’t know yet if it is going to happen next year. We believe in it, since Mitsubishi is making big moves in the SUV category. With expansion of this segment, soon we will see a truck as well.
In some markets, the 2021 Mitsubishi Triton will be available as L200. The manufacturer delivers the same truck with different names. However, the offer is nearly the same. Other nameplates used for this pickup are Strada, Strakar, or Barbarian. One of these nameplates is possible for the US, mainly because Mitsubishi is now part of the FCA lineup. So, Triton could be the mid-size model that will compete against Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma.
2021 Mitsubishi Triton Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2021 Mitsubishi Triton will be a few different choices. However, not all the engines are going to be available in every market. Still, engineers need to upgrade a 2.4-liter diesel unit to be competitive in the US. In other markets, this is the most popular powertrain. In the United States, it cannot meet efficiency and emission standards. Still, with 180 hp and 320 lb-ft, it creates enough power to tow 7,500 pounds. Current leader in this segment is Chevrolet Colorado Diesel with 7,700 pounds.
Mitsubishi also offers a slightly larger engine. It is a 2.5-liter drivetrain. It sends 135 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission. Nevertheless, this one is less likely to appear in the US than the previous unit we analyzed. Triton also exploits a petrol engine. Still, with 140 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, it is not competitive to the rivals in the new market. So, Mitsubishi will need something meaner.
This is not a strange area for the Japanese carmaker. However, its Outlander is not powerful or efficient as some would expect. The truck needs to tow, and power and torque must be at the high level. We hear that in cooperation with Toyota, two Japanese companies will deliver a new PHEV drivetrain. It has sense, especially with Toyota being already pretty active in the hybrid market. Both sides can have benefit of this.
2021 Mitsubishi Triton Redesign
The new look is also required for the 2021 Mitsubishi Triton. Restyling of the current truck will refresh the offer. Current, fifth generation was launched in 2015 and the upcoming pickup will go through a mid-cycle update. Dimensions will be the same, and Mitsubishi could get a new engine among other changes. Two- and four-door layouts will be available. Depending on a trim level, Triton will offer more options, safety features, and infotainment gadgets.
US Release Date
The new truck might become of the US lineup. The mid-size segment is expanding, and Mitsubishi could be the latest company to join the party. Last year, Ford and Jeep did it with Ranger and Gladiator. Still, it is not easy to survive fighting against Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado. Nevertheless, Triton managed to get on the Toyota HiLux in other markets, and we believe it can make it in the US as well.