Mitsubishi have confirmed to MotorMartin that their new Mitsubishi L200 Challenger is a high-specification version of the incredibly popular Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 pick-up. This addition to the model range is available to order now, with sales continuing alongside the new Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 when it goes on sale in the autumn.
Based on the popular L200 Warrior, Mitsubishi say that the new Challenger variant is offered in three colours – white, grey and black – and features black 17-inch alloy wheels and bespoke black detailing including the front grille and front bumper accents, front fog lamps surrounds, wheel arch extensions, side steps, door mirrors, door handles and rear bumper.
Inside, the new Mitsubishi L200 Challenger features a matching black leather interior (with an electric driver’s seat and heated front seats) as well as a seven-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio system (SDA) with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility, DAB digital radio and an integrated reversing camera. Other standard features include keyless operation, bi-xenon headlamps, LED DRLs, dual zone climate control and automatic windscreen wipers, along with safety systems such as lane departure warning, hill start assist and trailer stability assistance. Impressive indeed.
In terms of hardware, the L200 Challenger utilises the proven Super-Select 4WD system which allows users to change from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive at speeds of up to 62mph utilising a dial-controlled selector to switch between drive modes. Powered by Mitsubishi’s renowned 180hp, 430Nm 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine, coupled with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic, the L200 Challenger is capable of towing up to 3.5 tonnes (up to 3.1 tonnes with a twin-axle trailer) and has a payload of one tonne which classifies it as a commercial vehicle.
The Mitsubishi L200 Challenger is on sale now, priced from £27,705 (OTR, excluding VAT) for the Challenger manual and £29,105 (OTR excluding VAT) for the automatic version.
Unsurprisingly to anyone that’s had the pleasure of spending time with the Mitsubishi, the L200 has deservedly won the Auto Express Pickup of the Year award four years running and was also named Car Buyer Pick up of the Year for three consecutive years.
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