Mitsubishi L200 review

Category: Pick-up

Section: Introduction

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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Mitsubishi L200 has been the brand's workhorse pickup truck for more than 40 years, and this sixth-generation model received a makeover in 2019. It gained a redesigned front end to make it appear tougher and more imposing on the road, a move that aligns with Mitsubishi’s plan to make L200 as SUV-like as possible.

Has it succeeded in other ways? Well, on paper, things look promising. Mitsubishi claims that the L200's 148bhp 2.3-litre diesel engine offers low running costs, the suspension has been tuned for tidier handling and its interior is more upmarket than has ever seen before in an L200.

The good news is that the L200 remains competitively priced compared with its popular rivals, which include the Ford Ranger, Nissan NavaraToyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok. The range kicks off with the utilitarian 4Life trim level, which you can have with a Club Cab (with very limited rear seat space) or the more spacious Double Cab body, which comes as standard on better-appointed Warrior and Barbarian trim levels.

Or 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 pickup for you. And when you're ready to buy your next set of wheels, head to our New Car Buying pages for a great deal.

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