Mitsubishi reveals revised L200 pick-up with ‘vital’ modifications

The brand new Mitsubishi L200
Fourth-generation pick-up, also referred to as the Triton, is because of arrive in UK in mid-2019 with new styling and security programs

Mitsubishi has revealed the newest model of its L200 one-tonne pick-up in Bangkok, Thailand - and says that it has made greater than 2400 modifications to the machine together with a brand new look and enhanced security options.

The revamped model of the fourth technology pick-up comes simply three years into its life cycle, to mark the 40th anniversary of the machine. The L200 will go on sale in Thailand and different Asian markets – the place it is named the Triton – first, earlier than being rolled out to 150 nations worldwide. The revamped machine is because of arrive within the UK round late summer season subsequent 12 months.

The revised L200 is certainly one of 11 new or refreshed fashions Mitsubishi will launch by the top of 2020 as a part of its 'Drive for Development' technique, which follows its acquisition by Nissan to develop into a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. 

Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann mentioned that the modifications to the machine have been “vital” and much exceeded a daily mid-life replace, including that they have been designed to “reinforce what this automobile ought to be.” He added that the comparatively early replace "made sense" as a result of the corporate might determine alternatives to enhance it.

The revisions embrace a brand new design that options the model’s ‘Dynamic Defend’ grille idea on the entrance, together with revised headlights to offer it extra street presence. There are additionally prolonged wheel flares, new accents and revised bumpers and hind lights, and revised inside.

The extra angular styling has been designed to attraction to each enterprise and personal consumers, with a extra angular look supposed to replicate Mitsubushi's 'Engineered Past Powerful' slogan.

Whereas UK specs haven't been finalised, the L200 will characteristic two completely different four-wheel-drive programs, and a variety of new drive modes. These embrace a revamped ‘off-road’ mode that assist to manage engine energy, transmission and braking to scale back wheel slip. The five-speed handbook gearbox has been changed by a six-speed computerized.

The pick-up features a vary of driver help options, together with ahead collision detection, blind spot warning and rear-cross visitors alert.

Mitsubishi additionally cites a variety of smaller ‘element’ modifications, together with bigger entrance brake discs and callipers, and bigger rear dampers to clean efficiency. The agency didn't give particular particulars on these elements.

The L200 is certainly one of Mitsubishi’s best-selling autos within the UK, rivalling the Outlander PHEV, and is more and more standard amongst non-public consumers. The agency has but to finalise precise UK specs, together with powertrain. The present model is solely offered within the UK with a 2.Four-litre diesel engine.

The machine can be provided with single, membership and double cab variants, though the one cab model will not be provided in Europe and the UK as a consequence of low demand in these markets. 

British pricing has additionally but to be confirmed, though with the additional security tools it's prone to be barely elevated from the present mannequin. Pricing at the moment begins at £19,505 for the one cab entry degree mannequin, with the most affordable membership cab costing £20,655.

The upper-spec Barbarian fashions, which account for the majority of British gross sales, at the moment begin from £26,980 for a double cab model.

The L200 will proceed to be produced solely at Mitsubishi Motor's Thailand facility in Laem Chabang, south of Bangkok.

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