Mitsubishi has presented its revised 2019 Mitsubishi L200 pickup which underwent significant changes, both external and technical. It first goes on sale in Asia next year and then to 150 countries worldwide.
The carmaker claims the pickup changed its look and received enhanced safety features. More than 2400 updates are made in total. The fourth-generation model comes just three years into its life cycle. Generally the L200 has been for 40 years on the market.
Markets, price, start of sales
The popular model is targeted at the Asian markets first of all, where it is called the Triton. Not by change Mitsubishi has unveiled it in Bangkok, Thailand. After Asia, the pickup will enter other markers, including Europe, where we expect it in mid-2019.
The refreshed L200 is one of 11 new or updated models the automaker will launch by the end of 2020 as part of its ‘Drive for Growth’ strategy. It will be produced in Laem Chabang (south Bangkok).
The L200 will be available in single, club and double cab versions depending on the market. It will cost more than the current model due to extra safety equipment. Today’s pricing starts at £19,505 ($25,564) in the UK, for instance.
The exterior changes feature more angular styling, a new grille and revised lights and bumpers, new accents, extended wheel flares. The interior is also refreshed, handling is much-improved.
The latest Mitsubishi L200 got two different four-wheel-drive systems, which deliver improved off-road performance.
It also got several new drive modes (gravel, snow, sand, rock), as well as a hill descent control function and a six-speed automatic transmission (instead of the previous five-speed one).
The vehicle’s equipment includes a wider range of driver assistance features. Powertrains are not still announced and probably depend on the market.