The heavily revamped Mitsubishi L200 is now on sale in the UK, bringing increased comfort for drivers along with enhanced safety features, increased payload and a new engine.
Revealed late 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, where it’s made, the pick-up has received undergone more than 2,400 changes, building on 40 years of heritage of L200 models.
Priced from £21,515 without VAT, it heralds a bold new look derived from Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design language and bringing a 40mm higher bonnet to enable easier manoeuvring, along with LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights and 18-inch alloys as standard on the majority of the range.
There are also big changes under the bonnet, including a new Euro 6d 2.3-litre turbo diesel with AdBlue married up with a new six-speed automatic transmission, bringing lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency. Payload is up to 1,080kg with a gross train weight of 6,155kg and it also offers a significantly upgraded 4WD system incorporating new offroad and hill descent control modes.
Ride and handling has also been enhanced through the use of a stiffer chassis plus new springs and dampers.
Mitsubishi also claims class-leading levels of active safety technology. New features and technologies include blind spot warning system with lane change assist function, rear cross traffic alert system, forward collision mitigation system, ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation system, lane departure warning, active stability and traction control, hill start assist, emergency stop signal and trailer stability assist.
And alongside the increased ride comfort, drivers also benefit from new interior features that introduce revised seating with improved bolstering, a heated steering wheel, enhanced instrumentation, including a full-colour LCD display and improved storage.