News: WORLD DEBUT OF NEW MITSUBISHI L200

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have recently announced to MotorMartin information regarding the world premiere of the new Mitsubishi L200 one-ton pickup truck in Bangkok, which is to sell in Thailand from November 17.

The new L200, which is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, has been developed to embody Mitsubishi’s Engineered Beyond Tough keyphrase which runs all the way through the pick-up’s design. Raising the game for the venerable Mitsubishi is more powerful styling that incorporates the latest iteration of the Dynamic Shield front design concept; an enhanced 4WD system that delivers improved off-road performance and the latest in active safety and driver assistance systems. Overall, Mitsubishi are happy to say that the new model features significant refinements to the durability and reliability required by the commercial user and to the comfort and ride quality sought by you and I.

Inside and the restyled cabin of the Mitsubishi L200 expresses a modern and robust feeling with frame surroundings for the switch panel and air outlets, whilst a high quality look to the interior is created by soft pad materials and stitching on the floor console, armrests and parking brake.

The following has been shared direct from Mitsubishi regarding their highly impressive 4WD system:

New Mitsubishi L200 4WD models are fitted with either Super-Select 4WD, which delivers optimum traction and handling characteristics for any given surface, or Easy-Select 4WD, which simplifies switching between drive modes for different road surfaces. With the addition of new drive modes, both 4WD systems deliver improved off-road performance.

Both Super-Select and Easy-Select 4WD systems use a new Off-road Mode which has GRAVEL, MUD/SNOW, SAND and ROCK (in 4LLc only) settings. When engaged, Off-road Mode integrally controls engine power, transmission and braking to regulate the amount of wheel slip and thereby maximize all-terrain performance and self-extraction performance in mud or snow. Hill Descent Control electronically controls the speed to allow the driver to negotiate steep or slippery descents more safely and with more assurance.

And let’s not forget Mitsubishi are not afraid to raise the game when it comes to in car technologies designed to make the driving experience of the L200 like that of a high end saloon rather than a go anywhere, do anything pick-up.

This new series 6 includes:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), which can detect vehicles and pedestrians ahead.
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW with LCA), which helps avoid sideswiping another vehicle when changing lanes by detecting vehicles behind or at the rear quarter and alerting the driver with an audible alert and flashing light in their door mirror.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) which, in the same way, helps avoid collisions when reversing.
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS) which reduces accidents resulting from improper use of the accelerator when moving off or reversing in car parks and other confined spaces.
  • There’s also Mitsubishi’s excellent Multi Around Monitor, which generates a bird’s eye view image of the area around the vehicle, and Parking Sensors.

On the occasion of the world premiere, Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko confirmed: “The new Mitsubishi L200 is one of our most important global strategic models. Its success will accelerate the momentum of the company’s sustainable growth. The new model brings enhancements to the durability, reliability and comfort developed over the 40 years since the introduction of the series. I am fully confident the new Mitsubishi L200 will meet the diverse needs and wishes of our customers around the world.”

We’re certainly looking forward to this one Mitsubishi.

Please note that European specifications will be announced closer to market launch, which will be at the end of the summer, 2019.

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