MITSUBISHI unveiled the Triton Absolute at the 2019 Bangkok Auto Show, in an effort to gauge customer interest in a special edition loaded with extras.

The show car gets uprated suspension that raises the Triton 50mm over standard and allows the fitment of larger, off-road-oriented wheels and tyres, which in turn have widened the wheel track. There is no mention of any changes to the drivetrain.

More striking is the body work, with additional cladding for protection, body blackouts, underbody protection and LED lighting on a custom roof rack.

“The Triton Absolute concept is more robust, dynamic and powerful. 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,” said Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO John Signoriello.

Factory kitted-out utes have been popular with buyers; special editions from Nissan, Isuzu, Toyota and Ford all boosting sales for these brands. Mitsubishi wants a slice of that action, too, and you can bet we’ll see something akin to the Absolute in the future.