This is the new Mitsubishi Triton XRT and we absolutely love it.
Mitsubishi used to be fun but, at some point, something went wrong and the brand became a bit… dull.
But this truck isn’t dull at all, and hopefully this is just the start of Mitsubishi’s renaissance.
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The XRT was unveiled at the Bangkok Motor Show this week as a hardcore, what-you-looking-at alternative to the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Hilux.
In order to make it look even more gangsta, Mitsubishi relied on Ralliart, its in-house high-performance and motorsports division.
There are a few things that definitely stand out.
First, it has a snorkel, which means it’s designed to ford streams and wade rivers.
Which in turn means Mitsubishi sees this as a go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle.
Second, it has murdered-out wheels wrapped in off-road tires.
And then third, and this is obviously the most prominent feature, we need to talk about the camouflage black and silver paint.
In an ideal world, a would-be production model would sport the exact same colorway.
But unfortunately we live in the real world so this funky, eccentric color option will likely be ditched in favor of a more conservative black and/or grey finish.
Spec-wise, we expect a diesel engine as well as a gas engine, with a hybrid option on the cards as well.
More importantly, Mitsubishi is still offering a manual transmission as an optional extra so hopefully this won’t change with the new Triton.
Mitsubishi CEO Takao Kato says the company wants to launch a fully revamped Triton this year, along with an all-new compact SUV.
“The all-new Triton is going through final touch-ups in preparation for its release,” Kato said.
Hopefully the camo paint is here to stay.