Mitsubishi L200 2019 RHD dashboard

Mitsubishi L200 review


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The interior layout, fit and finish

Everything feels suitably sturdy inside the L200, but its interior is dominated by hard plastics. Still, the various shades and textures have a valiant go at improving the ambience, while Warrior trim adds a leather steering wheel and gearlever.

It’s easy to find a decent driving position, thanks to a steering wheel and seat that offer plenty of adjustment. The seats don't provide lumbar support adjustment and their squabs are relatively short, but their sides are quite heavily sculpted and otherwise comfortable. Barbarian trim adds an electric driver's seat. Decent-quality cloth is standard on lower trims, with Barbarian trim adding leather. Top-spec Barbarian X models get swish suede inserts in the leather seats, giving them a unique look.

The entry-level infotainment system is very basic but does include a USB port. There’s Bluetooth connectivity, too, although using it involves a fiddly pairing procedure. Warrior models and above get more advanced infotainment. This includes a DAB radio and touchscreen, but its graphics aren’t especially sharp, there are no physical shortcut buttons and the menus are convoluted. The Volkswagen Amarok's system is much easier to use.

Sat-nav is reserved for the options list across the range, but you get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto from Warrior trim and up, allowing you to use your phone's software and navigation apps through the touchscreen. It's a useful feature, and one that's missing on the Toyota Hilux

A simple dial to control the four-wheel drive system is handily placed just behind the gear knob. It allows easy switching between two and four-wheel drive, as well as between the high and low-range modes. It’s also used to engage the centre differential lock that's fitted to Warrior and Barbarian models. The less sophisticated four-wheel drive system of the entry-level 4Life has a rear differential lock button on the dashboard instead. Most of the other buttons are easy to find, and the instruments are clear. 

You sit high so visibility is okay out of the front, although the raked angle of the front pillars can be a hindrance in tighter corners. Like all pick ups, it's tricky to gauge what's behind when looking through the rear window, making the rear-view camera on Warrior trim and upward invaluable. Front and rear parking sensors are standard only on the Barbarian X model. Warrior trim also adds bright LED headlights. 

Mitsubishi L200 2019 RHD dashboard
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