Mitsubishi launched a new truck known as 2019 Mitsubishi Triton L200. It will compete against the likes of
Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok and Toyota Hilux. Bear in mind that this isn’t
a new truck. It first debuted in 2014 but it has been heavily redesigned for 2019.
Mitsubishi plans to release the Triton L200 in over 150 countries worldwide and they are quite
optimistic when it comes to sales. The company’s goal is to sell 180,000 units per year.
Mitsubishi almost went bankrupt recently and they are looking to stabilize in years to come and
sustainable growth is their primary focus. Will this truck, together with the Eclipse crossover,
make that thing possible?
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton L200 is inspired by the other vehicles released by this brand and the
Eclipse deserves a special mention. The Triton will feature Dynamic Shield design language and
the best example is by looking at the front end of the car – it looks like a shield doesn’t it?
The changes Mitsubishi introduced might be considered too drastic by some, but they
desperately needed a vehicle that would stand out. Also read: 2020 Hyundai Palisade
The designers made a step further and they
created new fenders, the rear lights and they even changed the curves on the sides of the vehicle.
The truck is aggressive and it makes a statement – “I am here!” This is something we haven’t
seen from Mitsubishi trucks as they usually get a lukewarm reception.
Even though there are some significant changes to the front and the sides, the bed remained
exactly the same, which is slightly surprising. That means that its dimensions are 57.8 inches in
length and 18.7 inches in depth.
2019 Mitsubishi Triton L200 Interior Design
While the company pleasantly surprised everyone with the modification on the outside, the
changes in the cabin are quite modest and we cannot call it an overhaul. Sure, higher-quality
materials are introduced while the driver and the passengers will have an access to an improved
However this kind of interior is utilitarian for a rugged truck as just the Triton L200. It is like the
two do not fit together even though when they are looked separately, they are quite impressive.
Other than the things we have mentioned, there aren’t any major changes. We’ve almost forgot,
but the four-door version of the truck can accommodate five people. It’s good to know.
Engine and Performance
A 2.4-liter turbodiesel unit that delivers 178 horsepower, and which powers the previous
iteration of the Triton will remain untouched. However, Mitsubishi focused on the drivetrain and
the suspension and they are different on the new truck.
The introduction of the safety equipment is notable. The new model will feature blind spot
detection, hill descent control, brake assist, 360-degree cameras whereas forward collision
detection and rear-cross traffic alert have been added as well.
Here comes the fun part:
The engineers created two 4WD configurations for the L200. One is named Super Select 4WD
while the other is Easy Select 4WD. Various driving modes are available to the drivers such as
mud, snow, sand, rock and gravel.
The two configuration differ regarding throttle sensitivity and
the behavior of the gearbox, but in most cases, the performance of the vehicle is maximized.
Besides that, new dampers, brakes and a different suspension setup are making the Triton better
2019 Mitsubishi Triton L200 will be more expensive compared to the last year’s model which
was priced at $25,000. However, the L200 will not exceed $30,000 mark but it could come close
to it considering the changes that were made. Still, we will have to wait for the official