The 2023 Mitsubishi Triton, or L200 in most of the markets, needs an upgrade. It is one of the most popular trucks around the world and one third of total sales for the Japanese company goes to the truck lineup. It’s been a while since the ute was revisited. Now it is the right time for it. However, the Tritor and L200 are not coming to the US market. Frontier is a reason, since the big alliance of Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi keeps this pickup as the flagship model in the United States.
Among many changes on the body, the 2023 Mitsubishi Triton is about to introduce a fresh powertrain. Some say it will be a hybrid, since the company is already making a statement with a PHEV configuration for the Outlander SUV. Well, it is easy to say, but this setup works totally different for trucks. That is why hybrids are not taking over the market in this segment… yet.
2023 Mitsubishi Triton Diesel Engine Specs and Capacities
Under the bonnet of the truck is a 2.2-liter turbodiesel unit with 150 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The outputs for the 2023 Mitsubishi Triton could go up a bit, but nothing radically. A six-speed manual transmission is a power router and there is an automatic gearbox as an optional configuration. The big rig can sprint to 60 mph in 12 seconds. More important, the towing capacity is over 7,000 pounds, which draws the attention from US truckers. Nevertheless, the Triton and L200 are not coming to this market if they stick to a diesel unit. And the reconfiguration would cost too much. Plus, a lot of things depend on Nissan in the big alliance.
It is still a dream. There are no important trucks with a serious hybrid setup under the hood. Some companies are experimenting, but we don’t think it can work. Such systems improve the gas mileage and harm towing capacity. That is exactly what makes pickups so special. Take it away, and the class will be run down by versatile SUVs. Although Mitsubishi offers an efficient PHEV setup for the Outlander, it won’t be carried over to the truck segment, nor the company is going to continue developing a suitable option for Triton and L200.
New Generation and Fresh Styling
The update of the 2023 Mitsubishi Triton is almost certain. Truckers are screaming for a refresh for years. After so much waiting, experts believe Mitsubishi is ready for this step. The image is restoring and the company is becoming an important player once again. Outlander is drawing a lot of attention in the US market, as well as some smaller crossovers. Outside the United States, there is a legendary Pajero SUV and famous cars. But, the truck is the No1 model in the lineup. Bosses are thinking of the new generation, our sources are confirming. But, there are no official details available at this moment. Soon, the all-new 2023 Triton will be out and we will know more info about upgrades, packages, and eventually, a hybrid powertrain.