Mitsubishi’s Tokyo Auto Salon lineup is all about roughing it

Mitsubishi's Tokyo Auto Salon lineup is all about roughing it


Japan’s carmakers proceed to preview their modified wares for the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon. The present gained recognition for its huge array of tuned sports activities automobiles, however Mitsubishi’s lineup is geared in direction of overlanding. 

Headlining the roster are a pair of Mitsubishi Triton pickups. The inventory Yamabuki Orange instance marks an necessary taking place for the beleaguered Mitsubishi — previewing the Triton’s return to Japan this February after a 13-year absence from the market.

After all, this being the Auto Salon there is a closely modified model of the truck that hasn’t even hit showrooms but. A grey specimen with greater Toyo tires, beefier bumpers and a snorkel is named the Triton Snow Shredder and is constructed for heading into the hills. 

A equally themed four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Delica D:5 gives an instance on learn how to modify the newest era of the “vanlife” favourite. The van is named the Delica D:5 Chamonix Snow Gear, referencing a particular version of the fourth-generation journey minivan

It is paired with the Delica Mini Chamonix Snow Gear, primarily based on the Delica Mini kei automobile unique to the Japanese market. Geared up with a brush guard, roof rack and auxiliary lights, it is about as rugged as a kei automobile may be. It additionally comes with AWD and loads of intelligent packaging for maximized inside quantity.

The one automobile on show that has an American-market relevance is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Lively Subject. The one-off customized primarily based on an SUV we additionally get has Yokohama Geolandar tires, a lifted suspension and many blacked out accents. 

It is smart for Mitsubishi to give attention to the overlanding and “vanlife” tendencies, because it lacks any sporting or racing automobiles in its portfolio. It isn’t a wholly dangerous option to go, as there are limits to what one can do with an all truck and SUV lineup. Plus, off-roading and overlanding are wildly well-liked and worthwhile proper now. The corporate’s sole automobile, the Mirage, is not offered in Japan. Final yr noticed Mitsubishi return to profitability, and the present automobiles hope to inject some pizzazz into the recovering model. 

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