Behind the distinctive looks of Mitsubishi’s L200 pick-up, beats the heart of a versatile working vehicle.
Back in 2006, the Mitsubishi L200 was one of the first trucks to embrace the new-wave of pick-up design. Trucks that balance the tough, durable features of a working companion with the design flair and interior comforts of stylish family transport. And the fact that, more than a decade later, it remains one of the most popular pick-up trucks we sell is testament to how well the L200 achieves this.
Its bold and distinctive look still stands out. The Mitsubishi has an instantly recognisable presence on the road, and has aged so well that the replacement model – introduced in 2016 – doesn’t actually look too different. Particularly in the Mitsubishi’s favour, though, is its wide range of trim levels and customisable options, that really allow you make your truck your own.
It’s the only truck that allows you to open the rear cab window, giving you an open space between the truck bed and the cab - particularly useful if you’re going to be taking dogs in the back. Trojan trim levels offers additions such as climate control, electric windows all round and a trip computer, whilst Warrior spec takes things a step further with options such as leather trim, satellite navigation and cruise control. Barbarian spec, meanwhile, comes with the more powerful 175bhp engine whilst also offering the plushest trim on offer. Additions such as mood lighting on the door sills, exclusive full leather interior, and a touch-screen media centre complement exclusive styling additions and sports bars on the outside.
But the L200 is, ultimately a working truck - boasting a one-tonne payload within its generous load bed. Meanwhile, from Trojan trim upwards, Mitsubishi’s Super Select four-wheel-drive system combines with proven, tough underpinnings to make the L200 a very capable off-roader.
The Mitsubishi L200 has evolved over the years to become one of the most popular modern-day, family pick-up trucks on the market. But it’s still in tune with its origin as a spacious load-lugger, and a capable off-roader. Nevertheless, there’s no denying the L200 has thoroughly embraced the trends of modern-day motoring. The ever-popular Mitsubishi is a firm favourite among the lifestyle pick-ups, but make no mistake - it is still the capable, working machine it’s meant to be.
Engine sizes and power:
2.5 DI-D 4-cylinder diesel with 134bhp
2.5 DI-D 4-cylinder diesel with 175bhp
Single, club, double
Models of note:
4Work and 4Life models are the most affordable trim levels in the range with a more basic selectable 4WD system
Trojan and Warrior trim levels are all well equipped, and there are plenty around to choose from
Top of the range Barbarian versions have comforts such as heated leather, touch-screen tech and mood-lighting on the door sills