Mitsubishi has joined the booming hardcore off-road pick-up market with the new Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme. Developed in conjunction with the Walkinshaw Automotive Group, the Triton Xtreme is designed to compete with homegrown upgrades such as the Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior and Toyota HiLux Rogue. The flagship Triton boasts a range of off-road-focused additions and stunning visual enhancements but comes with a whopping price tag of $71,990 before on-road costs. That’s $15,050 more expensive than the next dearest Triton variant, the Triton GSR.
One of the most notable upgrades to the Triton Xtreme is the updated suspension system, including a set of upgraded monotube dampers from long-time supplier, Supashock. These new dampers are paired with custom 18-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tires, the same rubber found on the Ford Ranger Raptor. The Triton Xtreme also features black fender flares, a black sports bar, and a new red bash plate with an integrated LED light bar.
Visually, the Triton Xtreme has a decal package leaning into Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Shield” styling language, and a Triton Xtreme plaque is set below the gear selector inside the cabin. However, there are no upgrades to the Triton’s 2.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, which delivers 133kW/430Nm to a Super Select II four-wheel-drive system through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Despite the substantial upgrades, the Triton Xtreme retains the Triton GSR’s 3100kg tow rating and 5885kg gross combination mass rating. It also keeps Mitsubishi’s five-plus-five-year warranty, with the latter period of five-year coverage applying only to vehicles serviced within the brand’s dealer network. The model will be available through select Mitsubishi dealerships, with representation in every Australian state and territory.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Triton Xtreme is said to enter the Australian market during the second half of this year. With its many off-road-focused additions and impressive visual enhancements, the Triton Xtreme showcases a significant upgrade to the Triton line-up. While it does come with a high price tag, it’s clear that Mitsubishi aims for this model to compete with other popular pick-ups in the market, such as the Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior and Toyota HiLux Rogue.