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2019 Mitsubishi Triton facelift teased

By Daniel Gardner, 18 Sep 2018 Car News

2019 Mitsubishi Triton facelift teased

Dynamic Shield family facelift gets applied to Mitsubishi’s one-tonne ute

MITSUBISHI has released a shadowy image that appears to confirm the company’s Dynamic Shield signature design will be applied to the updated Triton, ahead of an anticipated full reveal later this year.

First appearing on a trio of concept vehicles at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, the company’s design language broke production ground on the face of the 2016 Outlander and has since proliferated across almost all other models in the Mitsubishi line-up - except its pick-up.

Little detail is clear in the single dark image, but a boost of light levels brings a handful of other features to the surface.

Backlighting outlines an unmistakable profile, confirming the model in question is a ute, while large wheels and chunky tyres housed in deep wheel arches hint at off-road ability associated with the model - as do the pillar-mounted ‘panic handles’ for both front and rear passengers.

And if that didn’t make it obvious enough, a single sentence accompanying the image simply reads: “the future of the pickup will soon be revealed”.

The current Triton was introduced in 2015, which brought a new diesel engine and the discontinuation of the petrol in response to Australia’s overwhelming lean towards diesel power in light commercial vehicles.

Mitsubishi has not revealed any details regarding the mysterious vehicle teased today, including local timing and specification, however with the current model presently in run-out it’s possible that we’ll be seeing a fresh-faced replacement arrive in showrooms sooner rather than later.

The Triton shares major mechanicals with the more recently introduced Pajero Sport and an updated Triton is likely to be treated to upgrades in alignment with its SUV sibling, including the latest information and entertainment hardware and its eight-speed auto.

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