Teasers and spy photos for the new Mitsubishi Motors pickup truck have not been in shortage as of yet, and it seems we won’t have to wait much longer to see the new truck. The new Mitsubishi Triton, or L200, depending on the region the truck is sold in, will be coming back for the 2019 model year, and this time, it’s a whole new ball game. Although the Mitsubishi pickup truck is still in production and released around the world, it fell off the face of America awhile ago. Now, debuting in early November, a new Mitsubishi Motors pickup truck set to go global will soon be on American shores once again.
For now, we’re thrilled. Mitsubishi Motors is bringing their pickup truck back to the U.S.? That’s great! However, we’ve been burned before. How long did it take for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to make it to America, after empty promises time and time again? Here’s hoping the new Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck will come to North America, especially since its debut is set around November 9, 2018 – right around the time the São Paulo International Motor Show takes place in Latin America.
It is true, Mitsubishi Motors released a new teaser picture, the one seen above. Whoever is behind the marketing team of Mitsubishi Motors knows how to set up a good picture while hiding just about everything about the truck. Sure, we see it in action, and we see the top half of the front fascia, but that’s basically it. The thin headlights and the look of a Mitsubishi Outlander are still there, but we can’t see much else. It looks like we can see the truck bed, but if so…that’s a pretty short truck bed.
Again, the front grille is completely obscured. Many are thinking the honeycomb grille will return as usual, but there’s also the possibility of Mitsubishi Motors entering the electric phase of their lineup, and the usual grille is absent. Electric motors are known for their ability to generate a lot of torque, and the more torque a truck can generate, the higher its towing capacity becomes. Payload is more like a side dish to the main course, anyways.
Then there’s the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to think about. The Alliance 2022 investment plan has been doing well so far, but there hasn’t been much talk about the cross-platform discussion between Renault and Nissan parts with Mitsubishi Motors. It could all be under wraps because of this new truck coming from Mitsubishi Motors. Many writers are leaning towards the powertrain lineup for the current Mitsubishi Triton generation, a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine and two diesel engines, but it’s anyone guess at this point.
What about you? Looking forward to the return of a pickup truck from Mitsubishi Motors? It looks a little small, but perhaps their focus is more on family passenger vehicles. Keep up-to-date and join the discussion on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi social media.