This L200 is a handsome Pickup, admirably proportioned with up to date styling. With sweeping lines around the rear doors of the cabin that look great and sleek front chrome grill, this is an extremely rugged and attractive approach to the modern Pickup. What Mitsubishi have done with the Series 5 is to create something with the size that a workmanlike Pickup needs to be whilst making sure that it looks good enough to turn your head.
Mitsubishi claim that their all new Series 5 is smoother, quieter, roomier, more sophisticated, more comfortable and even more aerodynamic than its predecessors. It has a new engine, new suspension, new steering and new transmission, both manual and automatic…. it’s actually designed to make it one of the most aerodynamically efficient pick-ups you can buy. And I can well believe it after my week with the Mitsubishi.
Excellent specification includes: Central locking, keyless entry and start, a leather steering wheel and gearshift, leather heated seats in Warrior and Barbarian models, electric windows front and rear, electric heated door mirrors, dual zone climate control, privacy glass, cruise control, rain and dusk sensors, Bluetooth® hands free ’phone, and superb sound system including a CD player and a touch screen satellite navigation system on the Warrior and Barbarian. This is a great place to spend time.
The L200’s in-line 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC 2.5 Litre Diesel engine produces 178 bhp at 3500 revs and maximum torque of 317 lb/ft at just 2500 revs. On the road there is instant power where you need it most, low down and as this is a working vehicle, it needs that level of torque which allows the L200 to achieve a maximum load weight of 1050 kg and a towing capacity of up to 3100 kg and all whilst returning up to a claimed 37.7 mpg.
You’ve also got Mitsubishi’s all wheel drive system with it’s Easy Select system which allows you to manually switch between two wheels or four at the turn of a dial down by the handbrake.
The Mitsubishi really is usable as everyday transport for you and the family. It’s able to go to the shops, drive out into the countryside or take the family on holiday and with a simple addition such as the lockable roll top for the flat bed, your luggage, or shopping, will always be safe. The Mitsubishi rides well, isolating the driver and passengers from the worst that our roads have to offer, yet allowing the L200 to be hustled round the bends. It’s no sports car, but it’s lively enough to be interesting and comfortable enough to allow you to travel great distances in a single day.
The cost? A starting price of £22,253.80 for the 4Life Single Cab Diesel Manual 4WD model and £24,953.80 for the 4Life Double Cab Diesel Manual 4WD. This is a truly versatile vehicle and one that once driven, it’s very difficult to forget.
I love it.
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