New Mitsubishi L200 pick-up: UK specs and pricing finalised

Mitsubishi L200
Mitsubishi L200
Revamped pick-up goes on sales in UK with raft of upgrades to add comfort and practicality

The revamped Mitsubishi L200  pick-up truck has gone on sale in the UK, with prices starting from £25,755 for private buyers. The firm says it has made more than 2400 changes from the previous version.

The heavily facelifted update of the fifth-generation pick-up was launched in Thailand last year, and featured a revamped design including the latest version of the Japanese firm’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ grille.

The new L200 is powered by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces 148bhp and 295lb ft of torque. It offers a top speed of 108mph, with a maximum payload of 1080kg and a towing capacity of up to 3500kg.

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The four-wheel-drive machine is offered with a choice of manual and automatic six-speed gearboxes, and has a WLTP-certified fuel economy of between 29.1 and 32.1mpg.

The entry-level 4Life Club Cab models, which start from £21,515 for commercial buyers, feature 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity. The 4Life trim is also available with a larger Double Cab, starting from £27,195 (£22,715 for commercial buyers).

Higher-level trims are available with the Double Cab only. Warrior trim starts from £31,617 (£26,400 commercial) and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and running lights, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, a reversing camera, infotainment touchscreen and land departure warning.

Barbarian trim, costing from £35,097 (£29,300 commercial) includes hill descent control, an off-road mode, front heated seats, mood lighting and rear USB ports.

The range-topping Barbarian X trim is only offered with an automatic box, and starts from £38,577 (£32,200). It adds a 360-degree camera, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, LED fog lamps, parking sensors, a heated steering wheel and Barbarian X decals.

The revamped version of the L200 was unveiled just three years into its life cycle, to mark the 40th anniversary of the model. The L200 went on in Thailand and other Asian markets – where it is known as the Triton – last year, and is being rolled out  to 150 countries worldwide.

The revised L200 is one of 11 new or refreshed models Mitsubishi will launch by the end of 2020 as part of its 'Drive for Growth' strategy, which follows its acquisition by Nissan to become part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. 

Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann said that the changes to the L200 were “significant” and far exceeded a regular midlife update, adding that they were designed to “reinforce what this car should be”. He added that the relatively early update "made sense" because the company could identify opportunities to improve it.

The revisions include a new design that features the brand’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ grille concept at the front, along with revised headlights to give it more road presence. There are also extended wheel flares, new accents and revised bumpers and rear lights, and a revised interior.

A quick (and wobbly) video tour of the new Mitsubishi L200 pick-up. Story here:

The more angular styling has been designed to appeal to both business and private buyers, and is intended to reflect Mitsubishi's 'Engineered Beyond Tough' slogan.

The L200 features two different four-wheel-drive systems, and a number of new drive modes. These include new off-road drive modes for gravel, snow, sand and rock that help to regulate engine power, transmission and braking to reduce wheel slip. A hill descent control system has also been added. The five-speed manual gearbox has been replaced by a six-speed automatic.

The pick-up includes a range of driver assistance features, including forward collision detection, blind spot warning and rear-cross traffic alert.

Mitsubishi also cites a number of smaller ‘detail’ changes, including larger front brake discs and calipers, and larger rear dampers to smooth performance. 

The L200 is one of Mitsubishi’s bestselling vehicles in the UK, rivalling the Outlander PHEV, and is increasingly popular among private buyers. 

The L200 will continue to be produced exclusively at Mitsubishi Motor's Thailand facility in Laem Chabang, south of Bangkok.

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