Mitsubishi Pickup L200

The new L200 offers versatility combined with a tough new look that makes it seem more like a lifestyle vehicle than a commercial pickup. It obviously is tough enough to be a commercial pickup. Available in two-wheel-drive form with a 2.4-litre petrol engine or a 2.5-litre turbodiesel, or in four-wheel-drive form with the diesel engine only, it is an interesting proposition on-road, and even off-road, if equipped. Only the five-speed manual is offered here. The spacious interior places the L200 firmly in the midsize class, unlike the previous compact model. The L200 is an ideal choice for small to medium type of business application. Choices in body styles include double cab or single cab along with a variety of work and handling packages. Mitsubishi’s new L200 delivers good everyday performance, thanks to willing, if somewhat weak, engines, ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum rear brakes, and available ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. The brakes, the rear axle, the steering gear and the chassis have all been substantially beefed up for the new L200, while interior features include vinyl seats and a radio cassette player.