Mitsubishi’s new midsize Triton/L200 pickup is simply the type of factor its American sellers have been clamoring for, however they received’t be getting it anytime quickly.
The Thailand-built truck has historically been one of many model’s top-sellers worldwide, however this new one hasn’t been engineered to fulfill U.S. laws, regardless of the section’s current resurgence with the introduction of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and upcoming Ford Ranger.
It’s been a decade since Mitsubishi bought a pickup within the U.S., and the automaker’s North America CEO Fred Diaz advised Fox Information Autos that the “first query out of each vendor’s mouth every time I’ve a gathering” is after they’re going to get a brand new one.
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However Diaz stated that, whereas he’s learning the enterprise case for one, the small truck section is hyper-competitive proper now, and Mitsubishi is extra targeted on constructing a buyer base for its SUVs and plug-in hybrids.
The body-on-frame pickup adopts related styling to them inside and outside, together with the signature “Dynamic Defend” grille. It’s additionally outfitted with the corporate’s newest tech, together with a 360-degree digicam, automated emergency brakes and a system that makes use of ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles in parking tons and prevents the driving force from accelerating when pulling out of an area.
Accessible with each gasoline and diesel engines, the brand new Triton will begin rolling into showrooms in over 150 international locations that features Mexico over the approaching yr.