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New Mitsubishi Triton to use newly developed ladder frame, chassis and diesel engine

Mitsubishi Motors will use a newly developed ladder frame, chassis and clean diesel engine in the all-new Triton one-ton pickup truck. The launch of the all-new Triton (sold as the L200 in some markets) is scheduled for 26 July in Bangkok, Thailand.


The newly developed clean diesel turbo engine improves environmental performance by significantly reducing friction loss, while achieving higher output. The newly developed ladder frame and newly designed double wishbone front suspension and leaf spring rear suspension provide both excellent driving performance and good ride comfort at a high level.



Having the full model change of all-new Triton for the first time in about nine years, we have newly developed the engine, suspension, interior and exterior, which has resulted in significant improvements in driving performance, comfort and safety. In addition, we have interviewed various customers about their usages and needs, and have repeatedly conducted development tests to meet the demands of a vehicle that works in a harsh environment. We are confident that this model will satisfy all customers around the world, from leisure use to commercial use.

—Yoshiki Masuda, chief product specialist, Mitsubishi Motors


Bernard Harper

''Clean turbo-diesel engine'' is a descent into black comedy press releases that is hard to welcome in GCC.


For true users of trucks in their designed purpose. Namely towing large loads, going off tarmac for extended periodic time far off grid. Such as to a drill site or a mining site. There is no substitute for the density of liquid fuels. Clean diesels are the most energy dense form of remote energy. A single gallon of diesel contains over 146MJ per gallon. Modern diesels can hit 48% efficiency and virtually zero criteria emissions of PM2.5 ,NOx,SOx,VOCs there is no reason to oppose modern clean diesels from an air quality standpoint. There are places where the air coming out of a modern diesel is cleaner than the air going in when measured by those above criteria emissions. Why? Because the catalysts clean the intake air along with the combustion chamber products to a point where the levels are less than the incoming ambient pollution how's that for technology. If it make one feel better use biodiesel the result is the same. You cannot two 6000+ lbs over hundreds of miles then stay off grid at a mine or rig site for two plus weeks all the while running climate control and generators with batteries it is not possible by the laws of physics. You can do this with diesel and is done every day in many places in the world. Part of the 6000lb load would be 55gal drums of fuel each holding more than a 2.2MWh of energy. Clean diesels should be embraced for the services they provide that there is no technical means of duplicating at equal weigh, density, cost ,or ease of use. Physics dictates this not political or emotional desires.


Agree with James; modern diesel technology is as clean as any other vehicle technology.


Who besides Americans buy this monster truck?

Kevin Cudby

Based on this press release the new Triton would be a potential replacement for my 2016 Mazda BT-50, which also has a one tonne rating. (If it can compete with the latest Ranger). I like this class of ute because they fit through narrower gaps than the F150 and equivalent RAM and Silverado, there's plenty of room in the cab for my grandchildren, and they do a perfectly satisfactory job of towing my boat and my grand-daughter's dragster. I've never driven a car that could do those things. SUVs don't have the luggage capacity I need. Battery vehicles simply are not practicable in any of the places I go, and in any case, today's diesels are as clean as any other vehicle on the road. As for powerboats: If mine were converted to battery power, it would be too heavy to get up and plane.
My use of "ute" above might have alerted you to the fact that I am NOT an American. I live in New Zealand, which (in spite of narrow roads) is the best place in the world to drive a V8. or for that matter, a ute. That's why I want renewable petrol!


dursun, this truck was introduced in Thailand, and probably won't be sold in the US. It's a common commercial format in that market, often seen overloaded with goods going to markets or to building sites.


Fossil fuel technology or any newly created solution based on those principles is supported from advocates of "dead end streets". Some baffled individuals are truly overwhelmed from the "triple B principle.

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