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Mitsubishi Triton: Jacked-up concept truck teased

Mitsubishi is preparing a rough-and-tough Triton for the Bangkok motor show, but don't hold your breath for a Ranger Raptor rival just yet. Although it looks the part, the as-yet unnamed show car hasn't been confirmed for production. Cross your fingers and toes, then...

CarAdvice podcast 144: An expert talks on elderly driver assessment

On this week's podcast, you're joined by Mandy Turner, Joshua Dowling, and Mike Stevens. In car news, the Volkswagen Passat has joined the Victoria Police fleet, and the Honda Civic Type R has joined the NSW Police, but as a community vehicle...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton bullbar: AEB tech's big change to frontal protection bars

The bullbar industry is set to face a new challenge, as more utes come equipped with autonomous emergency braking systems that need a clear view over the bonnet. As is the case with the recent Ford Ranger – which is available with AEB and has a factory-approved, AEB-compatible bullbar – the new Mitsubishi Triton has a completely redesigned bullbar, so it doesn’t impede the AEB cameras in the windscreen...

Who's making utes for whom?

Car companies have been sharing development costs for years, so it’s hardly shocking to see them doing the same with pickups/utes. For one, we’ve just seen Ford and Volkswagen announce the co-development of the next-generation Ranger and Amarok, due for market launch in 2022. Isuzu and Mazda are also sharing costs on the next D-Max/BT-50...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs

From nowhere, the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton is now the clear ute-segment leader in the proliferation of active safety technology – features that are increasingly important to fleet operators and small business. Additionally, the updated 20-variant range that hits showrooms in January gets a brasher look, a new six-speed automatic gearbox, plus small tweaks to the cabin and the rear leaf suspension...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton launches with seven-year warranty, cheaper servicing

Mitsubishi Australia is offsetting a series of price increases on the updated MY19 Triton by slashing the cost of servicing, and extending its warranty to seven years. MMC will offer the reassurance of a seven-year, 150,000km warranty on all MY19 Tritons, from the launch starting now until at least June 30 next year...

Mitsubishi to lead Alliance dual-cab development? Not so fast, says Nissan

Mitsubishi recently claimed – somewhat boldly – it would lead dual-cab development for the next generation of vehicles under its alliance. According to a senior figure inside the Nissan camp, that leadership role mightn't be as clear cut...

CarAdvice podcast 129: LIVE from V-Spec Performance, with pristine Japanese sports cars!

This week Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello are live from V-Spec Performance, surrounded by pristine Japanese sports cars. In car news, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade has been leaked, Mitsubishi will be taking a lead role in developing a ute platform for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance...

Mitsubishi expected to lead Alliance's pickup development

It looks like Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) will take a lead role in developing the pickup/ute platform used across the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance on the next-generation Triton (L200), Navara and Alaskan. We already know this ute trio will share a common architecture in (potentially) different states of tune, wearing different designs and with different cabins, but we now know MMC expects to be the Alliance member chosen to run the project...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton upgrade revealed

The buffed-up 2019 Mitsubishi Triton – a substantial mid-life update to the existing model – has been revealed in Thailand, ahead of its Australian launch in January next year. Design-wise, it’s a big leap. The ‘dynamic shield’ grille, higher bonnet, pronounced flares over the front and rear wheel arches, new wheels, pronounced sculpting running along the side of the tray and revised tail-lights give this Triton the requisite ‘tough’ look...

2019 Mitsubishi Triton teased, November unveiling confirmed

Mitsubishi has released a single teaser image of the updated 2019 Triton, which will make its global debut on November 9. While not much information is given about the refreshed ute, we can see from the image (above) the Triton will draw heavy inspiration from the related Pajero Sport off-road wagon at the front, using an interpretation of Mitsubishi's trademark 'Dynamic Shield' design language...