There are three different systems in the L200 depending on what model you go for. 4Work and 4Life models come with a slim-line unit much like you’ll find for little money at Halfords. It’s simple, but reasonably effective, including a monochrome display, Bluetooth and a USB socket and being controlled via a large rotary dial and some fiddly menu shortcut buttons.
Weirdly, going up the range to Trojan, Challenger and Warrior models brings more equipment, but less infotainment. These models get a simple radio and CD player unit, but no monochrome display, no Bluetooth and no USB socket. It is possible to upgrade to the Barbarian’s system at your dealer, though.
While Ford and Volkswagen has fitted its pick-ups with impressive infotainment systems developed in-house, like most of its models, Mitsubishi has fitted its flagship Barbarian L200s higher up the range with a third-party system from Kenwood.
It consists of a 6.1in colour screen, flanked on the left by a single rotary dial and menu shortcut buttons. It’s a relatively bright display, but using the menus is far to complicated, while many of the onscreen buttons are too small to hit confidently on the move. At least it comes with a USB socket and DAB radio included.
Ultimately the L200’s rivals have much better infotainment systems. The Volkswagen Amarok, for instance, benefits from better infotainment systems throughout its range, as they’re borrowed from older versions of its Golf and Passat.