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Mitsubishi Triton 2023: Xtreme variant co-developed with Walkinshaw is in the works


Government vehicle type approval documents show that Walkinshaw is working with Mitsubishi to build a tough new apex Triton variant

The Mitsubishi Triton could become a lot more capable in the near future, with Walkinshaw Automotive Group set to partner with Mitsubishi on a new flagship version of its dual-cab. 

Government documents posted online describe a new vehicle type approval for a Triton variant called ‘Xtreme’ that is being developed in partnership with the Walkinshaw Automotive Group.

Walkinshaw has quite the heritage in Australia and was most recently the company responsible for factory-backed enhancements and modification of Volkswagen Amaroks

Mitsubishi Triton GSR driving on road
The Mitsubishi Triton could soon become much more capable thanks to input from Walkinshaw

Although exact timing, pricing and specifications are yet to be confirmed, the current generation of Triton still has a few years to go before a new generation takes its place, so we could see the Xtreme come to market during 2024. 

Chasing Cars reached out to both Mitsubishi Australia and Walkinshaw for comment regarding the Xtreme model and will update this story if we receive a response. 

If launched, the Triton Xtreme could compete directly with key rivals such as the Toyota Hilux Rogue or GR Sport, the Ford Ranger Raptor, or the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain

Mitsubishi Triton front 3/4 sand driving
The current Mitsubishi Triton

What do we know so far about the Triton Xtreme?

Documents online tell us that the Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme measures in at 5303mm long, 1895mm wide and 1795mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3000mm. Ground clearance is stated to be 215mm. 

A current Triton GSR dual-cab has oddly 2mm more length than the Xtreme and is the same height, however the Xtreme is quite a bit wider – 80mm to be exact – which hints at wider wheel arches and possibly wider wheel tracks, too. 

Mitsubishi Triton dirt action shot
Documents say the Xtreme Triton is 80mm wider than a standard Triton GSR

The Xtreme’s ground clearance is an interesting one. While the future ute has ground clearance of 215mm, the current GSR has slightly greater ground clearance of 220mm. This could mean that the suspension may be similar, if not the same, however this is unlikely for a off-road focused model fettled with by Walkinshaw. 

Walkinshaw-tuned Volkswagen Amaroks have seen suspension adjustments and ride height lifts in the past, so this could well be a similar formula applied to the Triton Xtreme.   

Walkinshaw W580SE Amarok 2022
Walkinshaw has built a name for itself with its W-Series Amaroks

In terms of powertrain, the government document lists the engine as ‘standard’, so we could see the same 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine used as it is in the current Triton range.

For reference, this powertrain produces 133kW/430Nm. We’d like to see more power and torque, though this has not been confirmed at this early stage.