22 December 2005

Mitsubishi’s all-new L200 pick-up goes on sale on 1 March 2006, with prices starting at £12,249, rising to £19,999 - a modest price increase on the outgoing model. The new L200 will be available in five trim levels: 4Work, 4Life, Warrior, Animal and Elegance.

The new L200 boasts a newly developed Euro VI compliant 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which offers a 20bhp increase on the current model, rising from 114 to 134bhp. In addition to this all models in Animal trim will include a power increase to 160bhp.

All trim levels feature Mitsubishi’s Easy Select four-wheel-drive system as standard, while all Warrior, Animal and Elegance models are equipped with the new Super Select system. Mitsubishi claims this offers increased safety and traction when towing or driving in bad weather conditions.

The new L200 gets a much more dynamic look than its predecessor, with bold curves and sculpted wheel arches. Suspension comes from new double wishbones with coil springs at the front, and leaf springs at the rear. The old L200’s ladder frame chassis has been retained, but increased in size from 110mm to 145mm to reduce vibration.

Standard equipment on the base 4Work trim includes CD player with MP3, ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbags and a manually height-adjustable driver’s seat. Higher specifications boast 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control air conditioning, stability and traction control, DVD sat-nav and central locking.

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