The Mitsubishi XRT Concept is the new pickup model of this segment, which came to compete with Ford and Toyota. Know more!
THE Mitsubishi recently confirmed the launch of 16 new models for the next five years and is now previewing one of them. The Mitsubishi XRT Concept is a preview of the next generation Triton/L200 pickup, which will arrive later this year to rival the likes of the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
The concept looks like a camouflaged Triton prototype equipped with off-road accessories. A special wrap inspired by “lava rocks filled with condensed energy” covers the entire bodywork, side windows and lighting units, giving off military vibes, while the Ralliart logo in the profile is a reminder of Mitsubishi's motorsport heritage.
Despite the paint job, we can see the entire design of the new model, including the split headlamps, square grille and heavily sculpted profile with toned fenders. The greenhouse looks a lot like the Nissan Navara, which is sharing the underpinnings with the next-generation Mitsubishi Triton.
In addition, the concept comes equipped with grippy tires for muddy terrain, a tubular frame on the rear bed with two spare wheels, a snorkel, side steps and wide fender extensions, making it very robust.
Mitsubishi hasn't given us vehicle specs, but we expect the Triton to be based on a reworked version of the Navara ladder chassis and come equipped with a turbodiesel powertrain. The automaker has also teased an all-electric pickup, but it will likely be a different model.
O Mitsubishi XRT Concept will be on display at the 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand from March 21 to April 2. The company did not give us a specific date for the release of the production version, but said that it will arrive in Thailand in the year 2023, followed by ASEAN, Oceania and other global markets.
The debut of the sixth-generation Triton/L200 will mark the first complete redesign in nine years since the fifth-generation model was launched in 2014 before receiving a facelift in 2018.