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Mitsubishi Triton 2023: new features, wait times and what to expect


The Mitsubishi Triton was the fourth best-selling vehicle in Australia in 2022, but where is the model headed in the near future?

Mitsubishi’s Triton ute had a very good 2022, settling in as the fourth best-selling vehicle in Australia, behind the Toyota RAV4, Ford Ranger and the Toyota Hilux. The model sold a total of 27,436 units, beating the popular Mazda CX-5 midsize SUV. 

The Triton in its current generation has been on sale for the past eight years, having debuted in Australia in early 2015 before a facelift was introduced in 2018, ushering in changes to both styling and technology.

A successor is rumoured to be unveiled later this year but with the current generation Triton still so popular, what can we expect from this tried-and-tested ute in the coming year?

Mitsubishi Triton front 3/4 static mountain background
The current Mitsubishi Triton

What are the current wait times for the Mitsubishi Triton in 2023?

Mitsubishi Australia’s product PR manager Adam Davis told Chasing Cars in early February 2023 that there is good stock for the GSR and GLS variants of the Triton. 

There is currently limited stock available for other variants including all 4×2 Triton grades, as well as 4×4 GLX, GLX+ and GLX-R grades. However, Mitsubishi estimates there is more supply inbound within the next one to two months. 

Mitsubishi Triton interior facing forward
The inside of the Triton will likely be overhauled in the near future

It’s important to note that the situation could change throughout the year and local dealers may have different stock levels, so it’s best to shop around. 

What to expect from the 2023 Triton range

In October 2022, Mitsubishi announced the MY23 updated Triton ute, with the arrival of the limited Triton Sport edition the headline change, with just 400 units available. 

Mitsubishi Triton convoy in the outback
The Mitsubishi Triton was the fourth best-selling car in Australia in 2022

The Triton Sport edition features a dark theme inside and out, with red accents added to the skid plate and rear section. Inside, black leather seats are complemented by red stitching. 

Mitsubishi has also updated the Triton’s audio system for GLX-R and GLS grades to the SDA1 system that integrates a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

Black side steps have also been added to the GLX model.

Mitsubishi Triton front 3/4 sand driving
The Mitsubishi Triton has been a reliable option for those who tow or go offroad

At the time, production was earmarked to begin in September with the first range of deliveries arriving in December 2022. 

2023 Mitsubishi Triton range explained

The current-generation Triton is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 guise and currently starts from $30,790 before on-road costs for a 4×2 cab chassis in manual guise and tops out at $57,940 before on-road costs for the flagship GSR 4×4 double cab pickup. 

Mitsubishi Triton Sport 2023 front 3/4
The Mitsubishi Triton Sport that was announced for 2023

The specification of the Triton is extensive, however standard equipment across the range includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, keyless entry, halogen headlights, steering wheel controls, fabric seats, cruise control and 16-inch steel wheels on the base 4×2 GLX. 

Standard safety equipment includes seven airbags, a speed limiter, emergency brake assist, hill start assist and trailer stability assist. Higher grade variants gain features including lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.

What’s coming for Triton into the future?

It’s expected that a new generation of Mitsubishi Triton will be revealed to the public in late 2023 or early 2024, with development mules having already been spotted in Australia throughout 2022.

Mitsubishi Triton Ralliart 2022 rally
We might see the return of the Ralliart name as we have seen overseas

The next Triton is said to be quite a bit larger than before, making it more similar in size to the current Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux

An upgrade is also expected for the Triton’s current 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that powers every variant in the range. It currently has outputs of 133kW/430Nm – significantly less grunt than both the Ford Ranger and updated Toyota Hilux. 

The current 4N15 2.4-litre unit could be retained and simply boosted further (like what Toyota has achieved by boosting its 2.8-litre further) for the next generation of Triton.

Ford Ranger Sport 2.0L 2022 front 3/4 driving 4
The Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux are major competitors for the Triton

Even a PHEV variant could be in the works, however nothing is confirmed just yet from Mitsubishi. 

A return of Ralliart, could it happen?

Mitsubishi has returned to its Ralliart name with the Triton in overseas markets such as Thailand, so we could see the name grace the Triton in the near future. 

However, the Ralliart branding may end up to be more of a sticker pack deal than a true performance product with uprated suspension or a performance-enhanced powertrain, as seen in the aforementioned markets  

Mitsubishi Triton Ralliart 2022 duo
A Mitsubishi Triton Ralliart specced for off-road racing and rallying

Although it may not carry the iconic branding, Mitsubishi Australia told Chasing Cars during 2022 that it was in the “very early stages” of discussions with a third-party on the topic of a performance variant of the Triton.

Such a vehicle could bring in some of these more advanced changes, though it’s unclear if this upgraded model – if it did in fact come to be – would be based on the current generation or the one soon to follow. 

Regardless, we’ll be keeping our ear to the ground for any further developments on this matter in the coming year.

Mitsubishi Triton 4×4 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • GLX cab chassis manual: $37,490
  • GLX cab chassis auto: $39,740
  • GLX club cab chassis manual: $39,940
  • GLX club cab chassis auto: $42,940
  • GLX+ club cab pickup auto: $45,440
  • GLX double cab chassis manual: $41,440
  • GLX double cab chassis auto: $43,690
  • GLX double cab pickup auto: $44,690
  • GLX+ double cab pickup manual: $44,940
  • GLX+ double cab pickup auto: $47,190
  • GLX-R double cab pickup auto: $47,940
  • GLS double cab pickup manual: $49,690
  • GLS double cab pickup auto: $51,490
  • GLS Sport edition double cab pickup auto: $56,440
  • GSR double cab pickup auto: $57,940