Video: The New Mitsubishi Triton Is Just One Of Several Cool Off-Road Trucks in Japan That We Don’t Get!

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The 2024 Mitsubishi Triton was co-designed by Nissan, and has components from the Nissan Frontier, and we can’t have it.

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Sure, there are bits from the Nissan Navara (many), but the Mitsubishi Triton seems to have an identity all its own. It’s a fairly simple, truck underneath, but Tommy seems smitten by the exterior and interior design. I have to say, the new exterior design is more attractive than the previous model, as in the interior. He feels this vehicle is justified to compete in the North American market.

There is a newly developed diesel, that looks mighty competitive, on paper. It’s a 2.4-liter (4N16) four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine makes 201 horsepower, and an impressive 347 lbs-feet of torque. It’s connected to a six-speed automatic transmission, and has a proper 4-low 4×4 setup. A six-speed manual is available. Lower trims have either a 181 horsepower that makes 317 lb-ft of torque, or the base verious makes 148 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque.

Payload on the version Roman and Tommy viewed is 500 kilograms, which is just over 1,100 pounds.

Mitsubishi Delica D:5 AXCR. (Image: Mitsubishi)

This isn’t the only Mitsubishi that Roman and Tommy caught on camera at the 2023. There was a nifty racing version of the Triton, which was decked out with rally-raid components. In addition, there were a few Kei cars, but most important: the Mitsubishi Delica D:5. This minivan, which is not available in our market, was on display set up for rugged use. A total of five of these specially prepared D:5s were used as a support vehicle in AXCR 2023.

There are many videos coming out of the 2023 Japan Mobility Show (nee: Tokyo Motor Show) from our TFL Studio’s team. In this video, Roman and Tommy exclusively cover Mitsubishi, but there’s more to see on!

Nathan Adlen
Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.