The Mitsubishi L200 has been the brand's workhorse pick-up truck for more than 40 years, and this sixth generation received a complete exterior makeover in 2019. Its gained a distinctive front end designed to make it appear tougher and more imposing on the road, and that also brings the model in line with Mitsubishi’s plan to make its pick-up as SUV-like as possible.
Has it succeeded? Well, on paper, it looks promising. Mitsubishi says that its 148bhp 2.3-litre diesel engine promises low running costs, its suspension is tuned for tidier handling and there’s a plusher interior than ever before.
The good news is that it still remains competitively priced to buy and run compared with its popular rivals, which include the Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Nissan Navara. The range opens with the utilitarian 4Life trim, which you can have with a Club Cab, with very limited rear seat space, or the more spacious Double Cab body which is standard on better-appointed Warrior and Barbarian trim levels. If you need more space and less ‘truck’, there’s always the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport, which is essentially an L200 with a full roof and seven seats. You can read about that in our separate review by clicking the link.
The L200 is designed to take on tough terrain, with switchable four-wheel drive that can be engaged on the go. There’s also a low-range gearbox, while higher-spec models provide off-road driving modes. But does it make a better companion for work and play than the competition?
Read on over the next few pages to find out more about the L200 and whether it’s the right pick-up for you. When you are ready to buy your next set of wheels, head to our New Car Buying pages for great, hassle-free deals.