If we can rely on the latest reports, the next generation of this pickup truck is about to come with many significant novelties, including a hybrid powertrain. Those are the latest news we can find on the network these days. Besides the electrification, we are also about to see significant changes in terms of design. Considering that Mitsubishi is now part of the Renault Nissan Alliance, there’s no doubt that the new model will have a lot in common with Navara. The two models are expected to ride on the same platform and share most of the mechanics. The 2021 Mitsubishi Triton will certainly come with a hybrid powertrain. Moreover, we expect the same from Navara as well, although there is still no official confirmation.
2021 Mitsubishi Triton Redesign
Of course, the most important part of the upcoming redesign will be the fact that it will ride on a new platform. Most reports suggest an updated version of Nissan’s F-Alpha platform, which definitely isn’t a bad thing for 2021 Mitsubishi Triton, considering that even the current-generation Navara features probably the best driving characteristics when it comes to the balance between comfort and capabilities. On the other side, we expect from the new Triton to come with its own styling, based on the brand’s latest design language. This particularly refers to the front end, where we expect further development of current styling philosophy.
When it comes to the interior design, the new cabin will certainly come with finer aesthetics. Also, we count on a little bit more space, considering that the new model will probably feature a slightly longer wheelbase. Of course, other things that come to mind at the moment are various novelties in terms of tech features, as well as more features in terms of comfort, convenience and safety.
2021 Mitsubishi Triton Gets Hybrid Version
Another huge novelty we expect to see from the next generation is a hybrid powertrain. Considering that Mitsubishi is well-known for amazing PHEV systems, we have no doubt that the new version will be a plug-in hybrid. At this point, it is hard to talk about details. Still, everything indicates that the new truck will feature a similar system to the Outlander. This means a system base on a 2.4-liter gasoline engine, probably with a bigger battery pack and a more powerful electric model. Such upgrades would provide better performances and also a longer all-electric range.
Nissan’s or Mitsubishi’s Engines
One of the most intriguing things about this redesign is the powertrain choice. Logically, the new 2021 Mitsubishi Triton would use the Nissan’s and Renault’s engines, in order to reduce production costs. However, Mitsubishi has one of the best engines in the class. Of course, we are talking about a 2.4-liter turbodiesel. It comes in two output variants and which is one of the most fuel-efficient engines you can find in any mid-size pickup truck. On the other side, there is Renault’s excellent 2.3-liter dCi engine. This is also a great unit, both in terms of power and efficiency.
When it comes to gasoline engines, things are a little bit clearer and we believe that the 2021 Mitsubishi Triton will probably use an updated version of Nissan’s familiar 2.5-liter unit.
2021 Mitsubishi Triton Release Date and Price
It’s still early to talk about these things but some reports suggest we could see the new model already as 2021 Mitsubishi Triton. On the other side, many believe that the redesign won’t happen so soon. It is likely that the current generation will carry on for a couple of more years. The current model goes in a range from 22.500 to 52.000 AUD dollars. So, we may expect similar things from the next-generation model as well.