Earlier this July, spy photographers were able to take pictures of what could be the next-generation Mitsubishi Strada. Despite the heavy camouflage, it looks like the next-generation pickup truck will have design elements from the all-new Outlander, as well as what appears to be a new pair of T-shaped LED headlights.
More recently, spies were able to take pictures of the all-new pickup truck albeit wearing less camouflage than before, which gives us a better look at what the all-new Strada will eventually look like.
As seen from previous spy shots, the next-gen Strada will come with T-shaped headlights at the front. While we only get a glimpse of it, it seems the new headlights were inspired by the Xpander thanks to the similar look and design. Meanwhile, muscular wheel arches give the Strada some muscle.
Like the current Strada, the rear window kink has been carried over for the all-new pickup. However, we did notice that the signature J-Line that splits the bed and the cabin appears to no longer be present. Moreover, the all-new Strada now looks more like a Nissan Navara. This doesn’t come as a surprise since Nissan has confirmed that the next-generation Navara and Strada will be platform brothers.
Not only does this mean both pickup trucks will share similar platforms, but they will also likely share chassis components, powertrain specifications, and maybe even parts of the suspension. This was confirmed by Ashwani Gupta, Director, Representative Executive Officer, and the COO of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
As for the rest of the pickup, the Strada looks like it will also have new character lines on the side and on the outside of the bed. There also appears to be a new set of alloy wheels, reshaped LED taillights, and a new rear bumper.
Details about the all-new Strada’s powertrain are not yet available. However, we can expect it to be powered by a turbo-diesel engine that could be shared with Nissan. After all, Mitsubishi is part of The Alliance.
With Mitsubishi still busy testing the next-gen Strada, perhaps we might see it make its official debut sometime next year. Hopefully, we might also see spy photos of the all-new Navara as well.