Mitsubishi has detailed its all-new Triton ute which features a completely redesigned chassis, larger body, and a new twin-turbo engine.

Mitsubishi has confirmed Australian pricing and specifications for its 2024 Triton range, and while the cost of entry has increased substantially, so too has its size, capability, and the amount of technology on offer.

Initially to be offered only as a Double Cab ute, with Single Cab, Crew Cab, and cab chassis variants due to join the range in the second half of the year, the new Triton rides on a completely redesigned platform with the global flagship engine – a twin-turbo four-pot diesel – standard across the entire Aussie lineup.

Extensive testing and development in Australia was a key part of the Triton’s creation, with engineers from Mitsubishi’s Australian arm working closely with the global R&D team over the course of two years using both public roads and closed proving grounds.

This local testing – which Drive Section captured exclusive images of in 2022 – not only led to the development of a specific suspension tune for models delivered in Australia and New Zealand after trialling more than 100 suspension options, but also informed the global steering tune, with the Triton now adopting electric power steering for the first time.

With the Light Commercial Vehicle segment being the second-largest in Australia, accounting for 22.5 percent of all new vehicles sold in 2023 including the top-two overall best sellers, Mitsubishi is hoping to rekindle the Triton’s traditionally strong sales after it slipped from fourth to 16th in the overall standings due to supply constraints.

Mitsubishi expects 51 percent of Tritons to be purchased by private buyers, while small-to-medium enterprise and tradespeople are expected to account for 34 percent of sales, with the remaining 16 percent accounted for by fleets.

While we can’t tell you how the new Triton drives just yet – stay tuned for our review in early March – we can share extensive details of the finalised Australian specifications, along with some information confirmed to us at the local launch. Read on to find out all about it…

2024 Mitsubishi Triton Australian pricing

At launch, only automatic Double Cab models will be available, with Single Cab and Crew Cab variants, along with variants fitted with a manual gearbox, set to join the range at a later date. We will update the pricing information here when these other variants become available.

Double Cab:

  • GLX 4×2 Automatic – $43,690 (up $3250)
  • GLX 4×4 Automatic – $50,940 (up $6250)
  • GLX+ 4×4 Automatic – $53,290 (up $6100)
  • GLS 4×4 Automatic – $59,090 (up $7600)
  • GSR 4×4 Automatic – $63,840 (up $6900)

Options Packages:

  • GLS Leather Option – $1500

Mitsubishi 4N16 engine specifications

Powering the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton is the new 4N16 engine – a 2.4-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel. While it’s still part of the ‘4N1’ engine family that the previous Triton utilised, the company confirmed at the local launch that this engine is “effectively all-new”.

While it still uses an aluminium block with the same bore centres, the block design and casting are different. Additionally, the connecting rods are a different length, the crank balancers have been relocated, and there’s a higher-pressure 250MPa fuel injection system. Let’s not forget, there’s also a second turbo added into the mix as well.

All of this has increased power to 150kW at 3500rpm and 470Nm from 1500-2750rpm, marking noteworthy increases of 17kW and 40Nm over the outgoing model. Ensuring more of that power is put down to the ground, the company cites a 15 percent reduction in mechanical power loss through the drivetrain.

The new engine is fitted with an Automatic Stop & Go system to increase fuel efficiency, while a 17-litre AdBlue tank is also fitted to reduce NOx emissions, helping it meet Euro 6b emissions standards. Double Cab 4×2 models use a claimed 7.5L/100km and emit 197g/km of CO2, while the claim for Double Cab 4×4 models is 7.7L/100km and 203g/km respectively.

An updated six-speed automatic transmission is available on all models at launch, while a six-speed manual will be available on select variants at a later date. The automatic transmission has gear ratios as following:

GearRatio
First3.600
Second2.090
Third1.488
Fourth1.000
Fifth0.687
Sixth0.580
Reverse3.732
Final Drive4.090
Low-Range Transfer Gear (4×4 only)2.566

GLX and GLX+ variants are available with a part-time Easy Select 4WD system with a rear differential lock, while GLS and GSR models benefit from the company’s Super Select 4WD-II system which includes a locking centre diff, allowing for both on-road and off-road four-wheel drive settings.

Models with the Super Select system also include up to seven drive modes which have been benchmarked against particular locations, including Gravel (Outback Australia), Snow (Sapporo), Mud (Thai rainy season forest roads), Sand (Dubai), and Rock (Fujigamine off-road park) in addition to Normal and Eco settings. These models also benefit from the Active Yaw Control system previously seen on the Lancer Evolution, allowing for smoother cornering by using the inside front brake to mitigate understeer while the active rear limited-slip differential mitigates wheelspin at the back.

2024 Mitsubishi Triton chassis and suspension specs

With the outgoing Triton using a platform that dates back 20 years, Mitsubishi elected to design a completely new chassis for this model. Utilising high-tensile steel and larger sectional areas, the new chassis boasts a 40 percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 60 percent increase in bending rigidity.

These increases largely come down to the design of the chassis itself rather than simply the materials used, thanks to the upgraded front cross member and the inclusion of a secondary cross member for additional support, while a ‘crash box’ structure has been added to the side rails to increase occupant protection.

The 2024 Triton rides on a 3130mm wheelbase, marking a noteworthy 130mm increase over the outgoing model, while the track width has increased by 50mm. Its suspension setup has also been completely redesigned – the front suspension height has been increased by 22mm to allow for a longer 90.7mm rebound stroke, while front and rear shock absorbers have increased in diameter to 36mm for both, up from 32mm and 30mm respectively.

Two Australian-specific suspension tunes are on offer depending on which trim level you opt for. GLX and GLX+ models feature a heavy-duty tune which utilises a four-leaf rear suspension setup, down from six leaves as used before, while GLS and GSR models utilise a three-leaf setup, down from five. High-tensile steel has been used for the rear leaf springs to increase strength while decreasing unsprung weight.

GLX and GLX+ variants utilise 17-inch wheels – steel and alloy respectively – with 265/65 R17 tyres. 4×2 models feature highway-terrain rubber while 4×4 models feature all-terrain tyres from the factory. Meanwhile, the GLS and GSR use 18-inch alloys with 265/60 R18 highway-terrain tyres.

A crucial feature for the new model was for it to offer a genuine one-tonne payload capacity across the range, along with 3500kg braked towing capacity with a 350kg towball load. As a result, even the heaviest GSR model boasts a 1030kg payload, while the GLX+ Double Cab 4×4 has the highest payload of all launch variants at 1095kg. 4×2 models have a 3070kg gross vehicle mass (GVM) and 6210kg gross combined mass (GCM) rating, while 4×4 models increase that to a 3200kg GVM and 6250kg GCM.

Interior and exterior design

With the new platform has come an increase in size, with the new model growing to 5320mm in length (up 15mm) and 1865mm in width (up 50mm). The tray is also now 35mm longer at 1555mm and can accommodate a standard Euro pallet with a bedliner, while it also sits 42mm lower for easier loading.

Close attention has been paid to the interior ergonomics, particularly based off feedback from fleet buyers and users. Front shoulder room has increased by 49mm, while the seats now offer a more upright posture and feature power lumbar support for the driver across all variants. This even extends to the design of key touchpoints such as the steering wheel with cut-out thumb rests, along with the switchgear and door handles which have been designed for easy operation with work gloves on.

Practicality has also been prioritised, with the centre console able to hold four 600ml water bottles, while a 1.5-litre bottle and a clipboard can fit in the door pockets. GSR models also feature pop-out cupholders on the dashboard.

GLX, GLX+, and GLS variants come standard with cloth interior upholstery, while leather upholstery with front seat heating is optional on the GLS and standard on the GSR. GLX and GLX+ models feature vinyl flooring, while the GLS and GSR have carpet, with the GSR also adding a black headliner and orange contrast stitching.

All variants feature a 9.0-inch infotainment system shared with the Outlander which includes wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, and integrated satellite navigation. GLS and GSR models also gain a wireless phone charger, while 2.4A USB-A and 3.0A USB-C ports are included for wired charging. A 7.0-inch digital display is also included in the instrument cluster ahead of the driver between physical speedometer and tachometer dials.

A range of eight colours is available on the 2024 Triton as following:

Colour GLXGLX+ GLS GSR
White (Solid)
White Diamond (Prestige)
Blade Silver (Metallic) NEW
Graphite Grey (Metallic)
Black Mica (Prestige)
Red (Solid)
Impulse Blue (Metallic)
Yamabuki Orange (Prestige) NEW

2024 Mitsubishi Triton safety equipment

Key to the list of upgrades for the new Triton is a comprehensive list of safety upgrades made standard across the range. In a first for the class, the Triton adds a driver monitoring system which utilises a camera on the steering column to detect driver drowsiness or fatigue, with it also adjusting the Forward Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning systems accordingly to respond earlier than usual.

Also key to the list of upgrades for the new model is the fitment of Adaptive Cruise Control for automatic models, along with Traffic Sign Recognition, Speed Limit Assist, Rear AEB, and the no-cost option of Front Cross Traffic Alert for those not fitting a bullbar to their vehicle. All Triton models also now feature eight airbags including a new centre airbag and driver knee airbag.

The complete list of active safety equipment offered on all 2024 Triton variants is as follows:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with pedestrian detection, cyclist detection, and junction assist
  • Rear Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – automatic models only
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Lane Change Alert (LCA)
  • Emergency Lane Assist (ELA)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
  • Parking sensors – front and rear
  • Front Cross Traffic Alert – no-cost dealer-fit option; not compatible with front protection bar
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Multi Collision Brake
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • Driver Monitor System (DMS)
  • Adjustable Speed Limitation Function (TSR+Navi)
  • Automatic High Beam system (AHB)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Traction Control
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist system
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)

2024 Mitsubishi Triton warranty and servicing costs

As with all Mitsubishi models, the 2024 Triton is covered by the company’s industry-leading Diamond Advantage warranty, offering 10 years/200,000km of coverage so long as you service your vehicle within the Mitsubishi Motors Dealer Network. If you have your vehicle serviced by a third-party mechanic, that drops to five years/100,000km. Also included is up to four years of complimentary roadside assistance which is renewed every 12 months with each service.

Mitsubishi also offers 10 years/150,000km of capped price servicing for the Triton. Thanks to the engine bay having been redesigned to make key service items easier to access, thereby reducing labour costs, along with switching to maintenance-free hydraulic valve lash adjusters, it ends up $50 cheaper to service over the same period as the outgoing 2023 Triton.

Capped price servicing costs are as following:

  • 12 months/15,000km: $489
  • 24 months/30,000km: $489
  • 36 months/45,000km: $489
  • 48 months/60,000km: $489
  • 60 months/75,000km: $489
  • 72 months/90,000km: $799
  • 84 months/105,000km: $749
  • 96 months/120,000km: $949
  • 108 months/135,000km: $849
  • 120 months/150,000km: $899
  • Total cost over 10 years: $6690

Genuine accessories list

A comprehensive range of genuine accessories has been developed for the 2024 Triton, with both local and Thai-developed accessories on offer, all of which are covered by the 10-year Diamond Advantage Warranty.

Australian-developed accessories include:

  • 12-volt tub dual socket outlet with light
  • Aluminium Hard Tonneau Cover (Black)
  • Aluminium Tray (for Single Cab, Club Cab, or Double Cab)
  • Bonnet Protector (Clear or Matte)
  • Canopy with lift/lift windows
  • Canopy with sliding windows
  • Cargo tie-down kit
  • Driving lamp and harness
  • Dust & Water Defence Kit (including aluminium tonneau cover)
  • Electric Roll-top Tonneau Cover
  • Electric trailer brake harness
  • Front Protection Bar (alloy or steel; to suit LED or halogen foglamps)
  • Hard Tonneau Cover (body colour)
  • Harness for tow bar
  • Headlight Protector
  • Nudge Bar (Black or Polished)
  • Roof Rack (for Double Cab without Roof Rails)
  • Roof Rack Cross Bars (for Double Cab with Roof Rails)
  • Rubber Tub Mats (for Club Cab and Double Cab; with or without tub liner)
  • Side Protection Bar
  • Snorkel
  • Soft Tonneau Cover (with or without sports bar)
  • Steel Tray (for Single Cab, Club Cab, Double Cab)
  • Tow Bar kit
  • Two-tone canopy with lift/lift windows (body colour or Jet Black)
  • Under Ride Protection
  • Winch Cradle

Thai-developed accessories include:

  • Carpet floor mats
  • Fender Flares (for Double Cab)
  • Grille emblem (Black or Chrome)
  • Rubber floor mats (with high or low edge finish)
  • Sailplane (Black)
  • Sports Bar (Black or Polished)
  • Under Rail Tub liner (for Club Cab or Double Cab)
  • Weathershields

Note: Pre-production GLS and GSR models are pictured in this article and the gallery below.

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