With 2023 in the rearview mirror, it's time to brace ourselves for everything 2024 has to offer - and we are in for a treat right off the bat with the release of the Next Generation 2024 Mitsubishi Triton just around the corner. Triton fans have waited in eager anticipation for the triumphant return of the beast, and it's evident that the latest iteration of Mitsubishi's monster isn't just a small improvement, it's a leap forward, bringing a bigger, bolder design coupled with an aggressive high end performance boost and spec upgrade.
As we patiently count down the days until the ute's release, we might as well bide our time by doing the next best thing to getting behind the wheel of the Triton - going over all the specifications and features with a fine tooth comb. March 2024 can't come soon enough.
The all new Triton has undergone a complete transformation, with extensive changes to its interior and exterior design, chassis, tray, ladder frame, and engine. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the new Triton introduces a host of additional features, enhanced space, increased power, and improved capability. So let's run through a few of them before diving into further detail.
The Triton lineup has earned its reputation for just how versatile of an offering it is. This is partly due to how diverse the line up is, allowing the ute to meet the needs of a wide range of New Zealanders. With both 2WD and 4WD on offer, the sheer diversity of Triton's means there's sure to be a model perfect for your lifestyle.
All 2WD Tritons feature a 4N16 2.4L bi-turbo engine, with the range including single and double cab versions in both chassis and wellside variations. The entire range includes:
For those looking to take their Triton off-road, 4WD Tritons feature the same impressive 4N16 2.4L bi-turbo engine but combine it with the power of Mitsubishi's Super Select II 4WD System. The range includes single, club and double cab versions in both chassis and wellside variations. The entire range includes:
The final stroke to finding the perfect Triton for you is the variety of colourways the ute is available in - including 3 new colours, Blade Silver, Yamabuki Orange and Deep Bronze. In total the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton is available in 9 different colours, the three new colours, as well as White Diamond, Cardrona, Pitch Black, Graphite Grey, Impulse Blue and Inferno.
The latest Mitsubishi Triton makes its presence known from the moment you lay your eyes on, boasting a fresh exterior design featuring a revamped geometric pattern. Each model grade showcases its own distinct front grille: trapezoid style for GLX, black honeycomb style for GLXR, and body-coloured honeycomb style for VRX. The vehicle's presence is further enhanced with the "MITSUBISHI" logo engraved above the front grille.
To create a tougher and more aggressive appearance, swage lines have been added to the side profile. Meanwhile, the rear of the cabin and tray have been squared off - ensuring that the all new Triton leaves an impression whether it is coming or going.
In addition to this, the headlights have seen a complete redesign, significantly improving visibility while reiterating its aggressive presence.The LED low and high headlights utilise multi-lens projector units specifically designed to deliver precise illumination, complemented by an additional wide unit that ensures a wide light distribution range. This advanced configuration ensures detailed and comprehensive lighting for optimal visibility.
The interior components of Triton have been refined to offer customers an unparalleled and exceptional experience in terms of operability and visibility. With a spacious cabin, meticulously designed seat shape and materials, drivers and passengers can enjoy long journeys in complete comfort. Every touch point has been meticulously redesigned, resulting in a completely new interior experience. The spacious feel is enhanced, and different interior options are available for GLX, GLXR, and VRX trims. The all new Triton is equipped with a 9" SDA and a 7" multi-information driver’s display. Additionally, there are dual glove boxes, a large smartphone tray (with wireless charger on GLXR & VRX models), and additional soft-touch materials throughout. The seats have been redesigned and feature driver's power lumbar support, as well as a large range of position adjustments.
The driver’s display and audio system have been modernised. All Triton models are equipped with a 9" Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA3) that includes an embedded navigation system, AM/FM radio, and compatibility with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. Additionally, there are 2 USB connections (type A and type C) located on the front instrument panel, while VRX models have extra charging ports (type A and type C) at the rear of the centre console. The SDA3 monitor features optical bonding for sunlight resistance, a large and high-quality display for improved visibility, an enhanced touch screen with an improved user interface, and physical volume and tune dials for easy operation. The driver’s display metre, which is 7" in size, offers better visibility and provides information on audio, navigation maps, wide TFT (a very special type of transistor to improve image quality), enriched display contents, and support display for headlight/wiper operation guidance, drive mode display, and Super Select 4WD mode display.
While knowing the aesthetic prowess of the latest Triton line-up is a good starting point, what most fans of the iconic ute want to know is what is under the hood. The heart of the beast - and Mitsubishi's latest offering does not disappoint. All models are equipped with the Mitsubishi Motors’ newly developed 2.4-litre Bi-turbo diesel engine (4N16). This engine features "twin-stage" turbocharging, delivering 150kW of power and 470Nm of torque. With reduced takeoff lag and improved acceleration, drivers can confidently navigate highways and intersections. The low-friction engine not only contributes to lower CO2 emissions and fuel consumption but also meets Euro6B emissions compliance with the inclusion of engine stop/start and AdBlue technology.
All models feature a 6-speed automatic transmission that has been specifically adapted to the 2.4-litre Bi-turbo diesel engine. Its reduced weight contributes to an increase in fuel efficiency, whilst being adapted to increase engine torque. To further the transmission's efficiency, it applies mapping to the various drive modes on offer from the 2024 Triton.
A ute can have all the power in the world, but if it cannot be practically applied to a range of different demands, it's essentially useless. Mitsubishi is well aware of this, and has improved the steering gear ratio and minimum turning radius, making the Triton ready for action whether on a tight work site or taking on vast rugged terrain on an off road adventure.
This is further complemented by all of the latest Triton models adopting newly developed Electric Power Steering (EPS). EPS provides comfortable steering control and exceptional manoeuvrability, adjusting according to the vehicle's speed and steering angle. At low speeds, the steering wheel resistance is light, ensuring easy control. As the speed increases, the resistance becomes heavier, promoting safe and secure driving. Additionally, EPS reduces steering kickback from road input, resulting in a smoother driving experience. The fine-tuned assistance of EPS allows for confident control of the vehicle, even in off-road or towing situations. With a secure on-centre feel, EPS enhances the overall driving performance.
It's no secret that off-road capability has a high demand for ute enthusiasts. It increases the versatility of the vehicle as both a reliable workhorse and companion for an outdoor adventure. The Triton has long been held in high esteem for their AWD offering, with Mitsubishi using rallies and extensive vehicle testing in harsh conditions around the world to provide a fine tuned, off-road experience in their Triton lineup. The 2024 Triton is poised to set the bar, with a range of upgrades and improvements to its already robust 4WD pedigree.
Mitsubishi has redesigned and improved the 2024 Triton from the ground up, starting at the "bones" of the ute - the brand new chassis frame. This reinforced chassis frame is a key component that underpins the Triton's exceptional performance of this vehicle. Constructed with high tensile materials, it effectively reduces road noise and vibrations, ensuring a comfortable and safe driving experience even on rough terrains and long journeys. The larger size of the frame enhances stability and handling, while its higher rigidity contributes to an improved driving experience, handling, reduced NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), and enhanced energy absorption. To seal the deal, this robust chassis frame is resistant to corrosion, further improving the latest Triton's durability.
The front and rear suspension systems of both 2WD and 4WD models have undergone a complete revamp. The front suspension has been meticulously redesigned with an extended rebound stroke, resulting in the suspension system seamlessly adapting to the contours of the road, providing superior handling and optimal comfort on all types of terrain.
Furthermore, by increasing the strength of each leaf spring, Mitsubishi have been able to reduce the number of layers in the standard suspension from 5 to 3, and in the heavy-duty suspension from 6 to 4. This reduction in layers has resulted in a lighter weight without compromising the suspension's capability.
The all new Triton pushes the limits with the latest iteration of Mitsubishi Motors' exclusive Super Select 4WD II system. Seamlessly switching between 7 Drive Modes using the new Drive Mode Selector, the Triton exhibits exceptional off-road capability in a range of driving environments. This legendary Super Select 4WD II system is now a standard feature across all 4WD models. Additionally, the unique 4H (Full-time 4WD) mode can even be engaged while driving at speeds up to 100 km/h.
The Triton Offers four 4WD modes that can be easily engaged using the 4WD Mode selector:
In addition to this, Mitsubishi's Super Select-II AWD System offers 7 different Drive Modes. These modes are easily engaged via the Drive mode Selector. The new Triton offers the following drive modes:
One of the biggest new additions to the all new Triton is the newly developed AYC, also known as Torque Vectoring. AYC offers assistance for safe and controlled vehicle turning and is particularly effective on slippery surfaces like gravel and snow.
AYC achieves this by utilising direct yaw moment control through brake application. Notably, Brake AYC is an exclusive function to the latest Triton, setting it apart from other utes. It calculates the optimal yaw based on the driver's input and road conditions, allowing for precise control. By applying different torque to the inner and outer wheels using the brakes, it induces yaw in the vehicle. Moreover, the system adjusts the yaw according to the selected Drive Mode, providing a seamless experience that improves versatility and performance.
The flexibility of the Super Select II AWD system and Active YAW control are only the tip of the iceberg for the 2024 Triton's off road capabilities. In addition to this innovative technology, the Triton brings back fan favourite features from its past generations including:
One of the main features that separates a good ute from a great ute is its towing capacity. The Triton range has a historical reputation for their hauling prowess, and the latest iteration continues to deliver in this department. The new Triton boasts an impressive braked towing capacity of 3,500kg. While this is the same capacity as the previous generation, it takes advantage of the upgraded suspension and chassis frame, meaning driving stability is significantly enhanced even when towing a full-size trailer. To top it all off, it is able to do this with no triple axle trailer required, a first for the Triton range.
It's worth noting that all next-generation Tritons have a gross combination weight (GCW) rating of over 6,000kg, a fact worth knowing for anyone looking to put the Triton's towing capacity through its paces. But be sure to be aware that a Class 1 licence permits you to drive a vehicle with a GCW of up to 6,000kg, while a Class 2 licence is required to load the vehicle to its maximum GCW of 6,210kg-6,250kg. With this in mind, the 2024 Triton becomes one of the most capable load-carrying utes in its segment of the market.
Mitsubishi has always prioritised safety, offering safety features that would often be reserved for their competitors' premium offerings right through to their base model. The 2024 Triton continues this tradition, offering a comprehensive suite of safety features. From a purely passive and structural point of view, the Triton is equipped with 8 airbags and a frame designed with a multiple load structure to mitigate force in the instance of a collision.
The Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA): uses radar to notify the driver with visual and audio alarms if a vehicle is approaching when entering an intersection. Front radar sensors detect approaching cars up to approximately 40m away.
Driver Monitoring System: detects and alerts potential lack of driver attention by monitoring the driver's face using a camera mounted on the steering wheel column. It issues warnings and alarms if the driver is falling asleep, is distracted, or is engaged in mobile phone use. The system activates at speeds over 3 km/h and when the gearshift lever or shift position is not in "R" (REVERSE). The distraction warning activates at speeds over 20 km/h, with early warning capabilities for driver drowsiness, microsleep, head turning, falling asleep, and mobile phone use.
Adaptive Cruise Control: operating between speeds of approximately 25 km/h to 144 km/h, adaptive cruise control automatically disables itself at speeds below 25 km/h.
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System: activates brakes to prevent or reduce impact damage from secondary collisions and turns on brake lights. The brakes remain active until the vehicle comes to a complete stop for 2 seconds with the driver being able to disable them by stepping on the accelerator pedal.
The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (VRX model only): monitors tyre pressure, detecting low pressure early for safe and efficient driving. The dash display shows the current pressure of each tyre, along with features like low pressure warnings, recommended pressure for front/rear tyres, and the ability to adjust the recommended pressure.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton includes the full suite of Mitsubishi Advanced driving safety features including:
But it isn't just in safety that Mitsubishi sets the industry standard - they also provide New Zealand's Best New Car Warranty, the Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage. Included with all new 2024 Mitsubishi Tritons, this comprehensive warranty covers the powertrain of the vehicle and is backed up by award winning after sales service.
So, there you have it! The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton, a ute that definitely lives up to the hype. It’s clear that the latest Triton is packed with features that set it ahead of the rest: a brand new aesthetic design, newly developed engine, chassis, ladder frame and suspension system, robust towing capabilities, advanced safety features, and a warranty that is second to none. All these backed by a trusted brand name that's synonymous with quality and reliability. If you're intrigued and would like more information, or perhaps a test drive, talk to us at Simon Lucas Mitsubishi today. Our team is ready to help you experience the best of what Mitsubishi has to offer. Don't wait, reach out to us now and let the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton redefine your driving experience!
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