Fresh from showing off at the Bangkok Motor Show, the Mitsubishi Triton Absolute Concept bakkie could go into production in the near future. It certainly looks the part of a more robust, modified and performance-heavy off-roader fully stocked with everything you need.
While nothing has been set in stone, newly discovered patent sketches show that Mitsubishi may be close to introducing their new flagship version of its Mitsubishi Triton double-cab bakkie resembling the rugged Absolute concept.
What’s New On The Mitsubishi Triton Absolute Concept?
As speculated in the uncovered publication, the production model probably won’t gain much in terms of mechanical updates as the Japanese automaker is unlikely going to produce a bespoke chassis. However, there are some indications of many other impressive features.
While there is very little information available, it appears as if the Mitsubishi Triton flagship concept car will have special protective body cladding, front and rear skid-plates, a new tailgate and a roof-mounted light bar and rail system. The Mitsubishi Absolute also gets a wider track to fit the heavy duty off-road Falken black wheels and tyres while the upgraded suspension is 50 mm higher and provides more suspension travel.
This concept may just be the genesis of a sportier and more robust version of the next generation Mitsubishi Triton. The name itself, ‘Absolute’ portrays a sense of enthusiasm and playfulness which should be the major characteristics of all modern off-roaders. The Mitsubishi Absolute could very well become a hot competitor to the likes of the Ford Ranger Raptor or the Toyota Hilux Rugged X.
According to John Signoriello, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Australia, production of the Triton Absolute depends largely on public interest and feedback. In fact, it will play a pivotal role in helping them convince the global conglomerate that it is worth the effort.
Words From The Wise
As stated by MMC, “We expect the bold and ambitious model to resonate strongly with enthusiasts everywhere by embodying the proven mechanical durability and go-anywhere performance capabilities of the Triton, which were further advanced with the launch of the 2019 model.”
John Signoriello added that “It demonstrates our commitment to exploring a vision of the future Triton that will deliver on our ‘engineered beyond tough’ commitment to the Triton series – bold enough to be taken on even more adventurous treks to explore Australia’s rugged outback, which is one of Mitsubishi’s defining strengths”.
There may not be sufficient details to confirm anything at the moment but looking at the company’s latest press release, the concept will be showcased to the public over the next 12 months in an attempt to gauge public interest and get the all-important feedback. To that end, a production model is unlikely until sometime next year. For more information on local and international motoring news, keep an eye on our blog or follow us on Facebook.