New Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck revealed

Revised pick-up gets fresh face, improved four-wheel-drive systems and new safety technology

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Mitsubishi has unveiled a new version of the L200 pick-up truck, signalling a facelift for the fifth-generation of its venerable workhorse.

The latest iteration of the L200, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, gets a fresh look, improved four-wheel-drive systems and more safety tech than ever.

It takes on Mitsubishi’s current angular corporate face, boasting thin headlights and a large chrome grille, with muscular styling cues packed into the design. From the windscreen back, the body has been smoothed out compared to the previous version and features alterations to lights and bumpers.

There’s also been an overhaul inside the cabin, with soft padding throughout to create ‘a high-quality look’.

Two four-wheel-drive systems are on offer for the L200 – Super-Select and Easy-Select. The former offers manual selection of multiple driving modes to set the truck up for any surface, while the latter simplifies the process with automated selection.

Mitsubishi says both systems are improved over their predecessors, with the inclusion of a new off-road mode that comprises Gravel, Mud, Snow, Sand and Rock settings.

Mitsubishi L200 interior update, November 2018 (The Van Expert)

Safety technology introduced includes forward collision warning, blind spot assistance, rear traffic alert and “Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System”, which can automatically modulate the throttle to reduce the number of accidents caused by improper use in low-speed circumstances.

There’s no word on powertrain offerings, but full prices and specifications are expected to be confirmed for Europe ahead of a late summer 2019 arrival.

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Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editorial Director of The Van Expert, which came about after the success of sister site The Car Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help vehicle buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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