The fifth generation of the Mitsubishi L200. The pick-up is still available with a four-door club cab body and as a double cab with four doors and five seats. Visually, the new L200 is based on the design of the predecessor, but is a little more angular. This also fits better with the robust technology with ladder frame, rigid axle and permanent all-wheel drive with off-road reduction.
But the practical qualities and performance of such vehicles are more important than the fresh look and more aggressive front end. Under the hood is a newly developed 2,4-liter diesel with either 113 kW / 154 PS or 133 kW / 181 PS, which in the most efficient variant should manage with just over six liters of fuel. The previous model still needed at least 8,9 liters. A manual six-speed gearbox and a five-speed automatic transmission are available for power transmission.
The Japanese have upgraded in terms of assistance systems and electronics. There is now, for example, a lane keeping assistant, hill start assist, cruise control and a trailer ESP. There are also bi-xenon headlights and a reversing camera.
The manufacturer does not yet list prices. The club cab variant currently costs at least 23.290 euros. The competitors of the L200 in Germany include the VW Amarok and the Ford Ranger.
Author: Adele Moser / SP-X