L200 SERIES 5 - The ultimate evolution of the greatest pick-up truck of all time -
L200 Challenger now available for £219 + VAT per month on contract hire
+ £2628 initial rental, x 36 months, 8,000 miles pa
Mitsubishi’s new L200 Series 5 is a triumph of technological evolution. Now in its 5th generation, this iconic sports utility truck has been redeveloped to provide even greater levels of toughness, comfort and dynamism.
The uniquely lightweight 2.4-litre DI-D MIVEC turbo diesel engine is made entirely from aluminium, allowing the Series 5 to offer surprising levels of fuel efficiency at 42.8 MPG and low CO₂ emissions at 169g/km. Equipped with 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, this visionary pickup achieves 178bhp power and 430Nm torque – making the most demanding driving tasks a breeze.
The L200 Winner of AutoExpress Awards Best Pick Up 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
THE L200 SERIES 5 BOASTS
OUTSTANDING IN CLASS FEATURES ACROSS THE BOARD
Perfect for commercial usage, the new L200 features a spacious double-walled cargo bed and has a greater total load capability than any other pickup in its class. With a 4.1 tonne towing capacity and trailer stability assist, the Series 5 can pull anything from other vehicles to livestock trailers. Whatever the conditions, this pickup is ready for the challenge; lowered gear ratio and Mitsubishi ‘All-Terrain Driving’ technology mean that even the steepest inclines and loosest surfaces are surmountable, and it can be even be driven in 2WD or 4WD on any ground.
The luxurious interiors make the Series 5 an ideal family vehicle. With heated front seats, an electrically-adjustable driver’s seat and plush leather trim throughout, this 4x4 offers premium standards of comfort. Rear passengers benefit from reclining back seats and dual-zone climate control, while superior sound insulation maintains a quiet journey for all.
A large touchscreen multimedia centre keeps you informed with a satellite navigation display, as well as entertained with MP3 compatibility and DAB radio. It also features an advanced SD multi-communication system, Bluetooth hands-free calling connected to steering wheel controls and an optional reversing camera.
The L200 Series 5 is outstanding in its segment for safety features. With seven airbags, a retractable steering wheel and Mitsubishi’s ‘Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution’ shock-absorbing and dispersing technology, every passenger is well-protected. Hill start assist, adjustable speed limiter and active stability and traction control allow you to maintain command whatever the environment, while the emergency stop signal, lane departure warning and bi-xenon headlights protect you on the road.
Auto Express Long term test review: Mitsubishi L200
Third report: a spell in a courtesy car reveals we made right spec choices on our Mitsubish L200 long-termer
Verdict - 5 Stars - I'm still really impressed with the L200. It suits my everyday driving needs, shirfting product samples in the line of duty, plus it's perfect for weekends away with my rally and track cars. And some time in a car with an alternative spec has proved I made the right choices with mine.