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Mitsubishi’s 2023 Triton pickup truck will come with plug-in hybrid technology potentially making it the world’s first mainstream hybrid 1-tonne light commercial vehicle.

Back in 2021, Owen Thomson, senior manager of product strategy for Mitsubishi’s Australian subsidiary told the media that they have been planning the electrification of the next generation of Triton Utes.

“Electrification of Utes this decade is inevitable, and these can achieve success in Australia,” said Mr. Thomson.

While there is no official news yet, the new Triton is likely to have either a trimotor or quad-motor powertrain setup.

In July 2022, the new Triton has been spotted road testing in Europe. The 2023 model is expected to adopt Mitsubishi’s current front-end design language. Dubbed as the Dynamic Shield front design, it will feature newly designed split headlamps with the upper half consisting of DRL and turn indicator and the bottom half is expected to include low beam and high beam lights.

The 2023 Triton is expected to have a single-piece radiator grill with three tube-shaped horizontal openings, a honeycomb grid, and radar for the driver assistance systems. The sides will likely have new alloy wheels and a squarer wheel arch. Meanwhile, the rear will likely have new tail lamps and an updated bumper.

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