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stopped selling pickup trucks in the U.S. in the ’90s, the company never stopped selling them overseas. The Triton, or
as it’s sometimes called, is in
. Now it seems a sixth generation is on the way, as the company released a low-resolution teaser image of the latest pickup. It features many styling cues from recent Mitsubishi production and
. It also probably isn’t coming to America, but the odds of a U.S.-spec may actually be better than you might think.
The teaser gives us a pretty good look at the new truck, despite the image quality and lighting. It has the “Dynamic Shield” front end, which is pulled straight from current models such as
. The aggressive shape looks good on this larger body, as it’s a little better proportioned when spread across the greater surface area. It looks like the whole body is sharp and angular to match it. But it’s still definitely a conventional-looking pickup truck.
Since this will be sold in many overseas markets where traditional trucks with traditional off-road capability is necessary, this will undoubtedly be a body-on-frame pickup with part-time selectable four-wheel drive. This is how the current model is constructed. And like the current model, there will likely be a turbocharged
four-cylinder available in many parts of the world.
There’s not much of a chance the new Triton will come to the U.S., but it’s also not a 0-percent chance. The small truck market is strong right now, with the
and the combined Colorado/
twins selling in six-figure numbers each year. It’s strong enough that
has seen fit to finally bring the
back to America, and for
to run rampant that
might reenter the fray with a
Granted, there are still the issues of passing emissions and safety regulations, and finding a way to deal with the Chicken Tax. So there’s certainly opportunity here for Mitsubishi, but not without some difficulty.
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