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Mitsubishi Triton 2024 vs the old Triton: what’s the difference?


Chasing Cars takes a look at what makes the new Triton unique from the outgoing fifth-generation ute

The new sixth-generation Mitsubishi Triton has now been revealed in full and there are significant changes inside and out compared with the outgoing fifth-generation model.

In addition to its restyled and redesigned exterior, there’s just as much going on under the skin of the new version to differentiate the all-new Triton from the one that is still on sale in Australia.

Here’s the lowdown on Mitsubishi’s newest pick up.

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This is the new 2024 Mitsubishi Triton
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The outgoing 2022 Mitsubishi Triton GSR

What’s offered in terms of model lineup?

The current Mitsubishi Triton is available with either 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains, and the option of single cab, club cab and double cab body styles.

Regardless of the variant, it’s powered by a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that produces 133kW/430Nm. Choices of both manual and automatic transmissions are available, depending on which grade is chosen.

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The engine bay of the current Triton GSR

It’s likely the 2024 Triton will be available in Australia as a similar lineup, with single cab, club cab and double cab styles available, however, there will be multiple engine configurations offered globally.

The new headlining 2.4-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder engine will produce 150kW/470Nm, but two other versions of this engine will also be available depending on the region, producing either 133kW/430Nm or 110KW/330Nm.

Although still unconfirmed at this stage, the Australian-delivered Triton could use the most powerful version of this updated 2.4-litre unit, but Mitsubishi hasn’t ruled out a less powerful option for the local market.

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The engine bay of the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton

Has the new Triton grown in dimensions over its predecessor?

Yes. It’s larger in every dimension. Compared with the current fifth-generation Triton, the upcoming sixth-generation dual-cab ute measures in at 5320mm long (15mm longer), 1865mm wide  (50mm wider) and 1815mm tall (20mm higher) and will have a wheelbase of 3130mm (130mm longer). The rear tray is now 35mm longer measuring 1555mm.

Mitsubishi has also confirmed that the tray bed is now 45mm lower than the outgoing Triton, which should make loading and unloading easier.

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The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton is larger in every dimension

Is the new Triton more off-road capable than the last?

What we know so far is that Mitsubishi has made significant changes to the chassis and suspension of the new Triton – both of which could result in a more capable car off the beaten track.

Mitsubishi says it has tweaked and updated the chassis, improving torsional rigidity by 60 percent and increasing bending rigidity by 40 percent.

The new Triton features Mitsubishi’s Super Select four-wheel drive system which uses a torque-sensing limited-slip differential that distributes 40 percent of the driving force to the front and 60 percent rearward for “traction performance and cornering performance,” it says.

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The Triton has been tweaked to be better on road and off road

Four driving modes will be available for all 4×4 versions: 2H, 4H, 4HLC (locked differential) and 4LLC (lock differential with lower gears). Active Yaw Control is also standard which works by applying light braking to the inside front wheel when cornering, boosting stability.

The suspension of the new Triton has also been revised, with the double wishbone front suspension tuned for sharper dynamics, along with a lighter leaf spring system at the rear and thicker shock absorbers.

How does this compare to the last Triton?

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The outgoing Triton uses a Super Select II four-wheel drive system

In higher grades, the outgoing Triton does have Super Select II four-wheel drive, however, it doesn’t offer the new Active Yaw Control system, but a rear differential lock is standard on GLX grades and up.

Selectable off-road modes are also standard on the current GLS and GSR double cab variants.

What about safety technologies?

Mitsubishi’s 2024 Triton will now have adaptive cruise control as standard, along with advanced safety features such as forward collision mitigation, blind spot warning with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert.

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The new Triton is safer and better equipped than before

The existing Triton has the following safety features:

  • Dual front, side, curtain and driver knee airbags
  • Cruise control (non-adaptive)
  • Forward collision mitigation (on some variants, not all)
  • Lane departure warning (on some variants)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (GLS and GSR only)
  • Speed limiter
  • Emergency stop signal function
  • Emergency brake assist

Exact Australian specifications are yet to be confirmed but keep your eyes on Chasing Cars for more news on the 2024 Triton’s safety and all the features we can expect soon.