The interior of the next-generation Mitsubishi Triton ute is set to borrow heavily from the latest Outlander family SUV – but it may not be as high-tech as the new Ford Ranger and VW Amarok twins.
The interior of the 2024 Mitsubishi Triton ute has been previewed in a new teaser video ahead of its unveiling on 26 July 2023 – and Australian showroom arrivals due in late 2023 or early 2024.
Shown in brief snippets in teaser videos published yesterday, the interior of the first new Triton in nine years appears to borrow heavily from the latest Mitsubishi Outlander family SUV launched 18 months ago.
Visible in the centre of the dashboard is what appears to be the Outlander’s 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, mounted in a freestanding ‘tablet’ style with volume and radio tuning dials on either side.
The steering wheel is new – with a smaller, circular hub compared to the current model – but it’s hard to make out if the instrument cluster is fully digital, or a mix of analogue dials and a small screen.
While the 9.0-inch centre display (with new software) is larger than the 7.0-inch screen in today’s Triton, it lacks the scale of the tall 10.1- or 12-inch portrait touchscreens in the latest Ford Ranger and VW Amarok.
Visible in one image is a traditional handbrake lever – rather than an electronic park brake, as available in the Ranger, Amarok, and GWM Ute from China.
The current Mitsubishi Triton has a traditional handbrake, whereas its Pajero Sport SUV twin offers an electric parking brake switch.
The automatic gear selector appears to be smaller and sleeker than the current Triton but it is hard to make out if it is an ‘electronic’ shifter akin to top-end Rangers and Amaroks, or a traditional gear lever.
Fans of the current Mitsubishi Triton will be pleased to hear the Super Select four-wheel-drive system – which allows the vehicle to be run in four-wheel-drive on sealed roads without damaging the driveline – appears to remain available in the new model.
A brief shot of the four-wheel-drive selector dial – which remains next of the gear selector – shows 2H (2WD high-range), 4H (4WD high) 4HLc (4H with a locked centre differential) and 4LLc (4WD low-range with a locked centre differential) modes, matching current Tritons with Super Select.
Cheaper Mitsubishi Triton variants today – which lack Super Select – only have 2H, 4H and 4L (four-wheel-drive low-range) modes to choose from.
Physical switches for the air-conditioning controls are visible, with multiple zones and metallic finishes.
Elsewhere in the teaser video, a tan and black interior colour combination can be seen.
The new 2024 Mitsubishi Triton is due to make its global debut on July 26 ahead of its Australian introduction anticipated late this year or early next year. For everything we know so far, click the links below.