A new Triton is coming. Mitsubishi has teased a darkened image of the next generation Triton ute, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, having hit the road for the first time in 1978.
The Triton, which began life as the Forte, came to the market at a time when Space Invaders had spread to arcades across the globe, when the first cellular phone network was being built in Japan, and Superman was a blockbuster movie.
From the very beginning, the Forte, or L200 as it was known in some countries, was engineered to provide tough, dependable transport for people and goods, complete with a one tonne carrying capacity.
To ensure customers could go even further afield, Mitsubishi Motors built on its four-wheel-drive heritage by adding a 4×4 version to the range in 1980, creating the platform that would lead to the Pajero.
Fast forward through a rename to the Triton, and multiple generations of the popular ute, now built in Thailand, and Mitsubishi is again preparing to launch its next model; with a new look, with further details of the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton expected soon.
The local arm of the Japanese car maker has also released a special Eclipse Cross Sport Edition based on its entry-level ES and featuring exterior styling enhancements to deliver a sportier look for the already bold SUV.
In addition to the features available on the Eclipse Cross ES including forward collision mitigation, reversing camera and smartphone integration, the Sport Edition comes with a black grille, black door mirror covers, and side and corner skirts with a red pinstripe.
The option is available on all colours in the Eclipse Cross range, and will include the current Eclipse Cross ES interior trim. Just 1,000 Eclipse Cross ES Sport Editions will be available, and are priced at $30,990, plus on-roads.