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Why the US Wants the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton

Friday, July 12th, 2019

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When it comes to pickup trucks, the brand name consumers don’t often think about is Mitsubishi Motors. Many may be surprised to know that Mitsubishi Motors is actually competing pretty well in the pickup truck segment. It’s with the success of their newest truck release, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton, also known as the L200 in other markets. The name should sound familiar, because the Mitsubishi L200 did make it to the states at one point. For now, however, the Triton will only be overseas. It’s a shame with how well the truck handles going off-road, a current popular theme with midsize trucks in the states.

A Truck that Can Handle More than Dirt

Currently, in its fifth generation, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton got an upgrade in looks. Mitsubishi Motors has been working on changing the look of their “Dynamic Shield” to make their lineup stand out more on the road. However, the real impressive bit of this new truck is when it’s going off-road.

Mitsubishi added a sweet “Super Select II 4WD System” and an “Easy-Select 4WD” to the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton, packing it with multiple different driving modes depending on the conditions and the terrain.  Both systems offer the consumer settings to handle with gravel, mud/snow, and sand in 4WD-high and -low mode, or rock in 4WD-low mode. Kind of like all Jeep models that come with a dial to switch between driving modes and terrain.

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Mitsubishi Breaking into Multiple Markets

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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With the midsize truck getting its second wind with the recent release of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, times sure have changed. At the better first half of the decade, midsize trucks nearly died off, known for having the same fuel economy and safety issues of the already popular SUV. America didn’t need another shaky gas guzzler, and most automakers moved onto other pastures. Some automakers focused on other global markets, with Mitsubishi Motors being one of them. Their 2019 Triton pickup truck debuted back in 2018, but there are only hints of it entering the U.S. Market with everything else the automaker is wrapped up in.

Mitsubishi North America Chief Operating Officer Mark Chaffin recently spoke in an interview about entering the U.S. market. As it stands, although the new Mitsubishi Triton is right up there in standards with other trucks in the states, the market is also becoming very competitive. The Japanese automaker would need to have a truck that’s not only right for the automaker but also their demographic in the market. Take a look at the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck, also known as the L200 and Strada in other global markets.

 

Like all of the vehicles in the Mitsubishi lineup, the Triton follows the look set forth by the Mitsubishi Outlander with a dynamic shield across the front fascia. Brought into the modern age, the truck also sports advanced safety features currently popping up in new Mitsubishi Motors, such as Forward Collision Mitigation system, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System. Designed to be off-road capable, the Mitsubishi Triton is equipped with an enhanced four-wheel drive (4WD) system and two off-road systems, “Super-Select 4WD” and “Easy-Select 4WD”. Both come with various modes to handle a variety of terrain and driving conditions, including gravel, mud/snow, and sand 4WD-high and -low mode, and rock only in 4WD-low mode.

Because the market is so competitive and took a major hit before all the upgrades, Mitsubishi Motors may be more focused on its cooperation with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Word has it that Mitsubishi Motors is currently overseeing the development of a new next-generation midsize truck body-on-frame platform. With the intention of developing cross-brand platforms, the new platform will be shared with a number of vehicles, such as the Renault Alaskan and the Nissan Navara. Moreover, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is heavily invested in other areas.

In conjunction with their Alliance 2022 Five/Six-year plan, the Alliance also put together a $1 billion fundraising campaign to help grow startups and entrepreneurs in technology for robotaxis, car sharing, EV batteries, and EV charging. Self-driving autonomous vehicles is one area Mitsubishi Motors has been making some noise in, with the concepts Mitsubishi Electric showed at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. Again, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Mitsubishi showed us what the Motor company is working on, with the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept and the Dendo Drive House.

Mitsubishi Motors isn’t just focused on its automotive products. With investments in car-sharing services and researching new and better ways to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, the automaker has hands in many pockets. The U.S. truck market may not be in the mix just yet, maybe by 2025 according to LMC Automotive. Either way, we still have a few more years before Alliance 2022 comes to an end and makes room for other projects.

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Mitsubishi Delica Modded into a Camper

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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With Mitsubishi Motors coming out with all sorts of new vehicles overseas, we here in North America wonder when we’re going to get those models on our city streets. Most recently, a selection of vehicles where the North American market is growing, have been released in Japan and the UK. These would be the new Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck, and what seems to be a mashup of a minivan and an SUV, a new Mitsubishi Delica concept for its current Delica model. With another concept on the horizon, there’s a lot of “what ifs” in the air. To really stress the growth of the auto market in America for trucks and SUVs, we’re going to take a look at an interesting modification to the Mitsubishi Delica by a motorhome and campervan retailer in Scotland.

Concepts Overseas

A couple of new vehicles are showing up on the other side of the world from Mitsubishi, the most recent being the Engelberg Tourer going on debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s a very closely kept secret at the moment, and no one is really sure what it could be. Some are hoping for the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover, but it could be a new concept altogether. Plus,

Mitsubishi Motors released the 2019 Triton pickup truck overseas, with off-road capability. Equipped with an enhanced four-wheel drive (4WD) system and two off-road systems, “Super-Select 4WD” and “Easy-Select 4WD”, this truck would be perfect competition for the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2020 Jeep Gladiator. However, there’s no sign of it coming to America any time soon.

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New Mitsubishi Truck Set to Debut November 2018

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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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.

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