Mitsubishi has quietly given us our first glimpse of the Triton's fresh face, adding that the "future of the pickup will soon be revealed".

The Japanese automaker (which is, of course, now firmly part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance) included a shadowy teaser image of the bakkie's new face in the media section of a 2 022-word press release detailing the history of the Triton bakkie (which is also known as the L200 in some markets) over its five generations.

While Mitsubishi said nothing else about its new-look bakkie, the fact the fifth-gen model debuted in 2014 means it's due a facelift in the very near future. And it seems very likely that this upcoming update will bring the one-tonner its fresh look.

The teaser image suggests that the Triton will adopt a visage similar to the one worn by the SUVs such as the Pajero Sport and Eclipse Cross, with a bold chrome element running from below the headlamp into the front bumper (something the brand calls the “Dynamic Shield”).

It’s not yet clear when Mitsubishi plans to reveal its refreshed Triton in full, nor whether any mechanical updates will accompany the styling changes, but we'll certainly keep our eyes open…