Mitsubishi Motors has launched the new model L200 double cab pick up truck in Ireland. The latest model has 178 BHP and 400 Nm of torque, with a longer bed and greater load capacity.
The standard equipment includes factory Bluetooth, cruise control, rear privacy glass, curtain and side airbags, automatic air conditioning and traction control.
A key feature of the new L200 is the extension of the rear bed by 18cms in overall length, with no reduction in passenger cabin space. The cargo area is also higher and squarer at the rear, increasing carrying volume. It now has a 2,700kg towing capacity.
The new L200 also benefits from a more powerful engine with 178bhp, making it the most powerful vehicle in the pick-up segment. Prices start at €32,742, including VAT and VRT.
At the heart of the L200’s strength lies Mitsubishi’s 4-cylinder 2.5 litre common rail intercooled, turbocharged diesel engine giving 31% more brake horsepower and 27% more torque than the outgoing model.
Improved all round performance
The 2477cc unit delivers improved all-round performance with a top speed of 179kph, increased power to 178bhp and improved torque from 314Nm to 400Nm. Overall the revised engine is cleaner, more powerful and more economical while also achieving Euro 5 emission levels.
The L200’s emissions have been lowered by 11% to 204g/km, while fuel economy has been improved by 12%, which helps return a positively frugal fuel consumption figure of 7.7L/100km or 36.7 MPG.
The L200 is built to work. It has a rear bed measuring 1,505mm in length, a towing capacity of 2,700kg and a payload of up to 1,045kg.
The L200 is one of the safest vehicles on the roads, a position achieved through a comprehensive range of features, which are standard on all models.
This includes ABS with EBD, electronic traction and stability control with brake assist, Super Select 4 wheel drive system and driver, passenger, curtain and side airbags.
The new L200 comes with the option of a new electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission with Sports mode.
All models in the new range come equipped with Super Select 4WD system. A significant advance over part-time systems, super select offers the benefits of 2WD, full-time 4WD and locked 4WD all in one package.
This system has massive benefits for the driver as it allows the vehicle to be driven in 2WD on normal roads and is especially useful in terms of safety and traction when towing or driving in bad weather conditions.
Standard equipment includes cruise control, Bluetooth handsfree system, automatic air conditioning, electric, heated, folding door mirrors, remote central locking with keyless entry, leather steering wheel and gear stick, remote audio controls in the steering wheel.
Exterior styling includes 17” alloy wheels, front fog lights, privacy glass, side steps and rear step.
The L200 Double Cab is available as a manual or automatic - 2.5L double cab manual €32,742; 2.5L double cab automatic €35,573.
Robert Guy, General Manager for Mitsubishi Motors Ireland said the L200 was the vehicle that defined the pick-up segment.
“It has a very loyal following from users who value its rugged capabilities and flexibility,” he added. “They include the Irish Coast Guard, South Tipperary Fire Services and Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue. The new L200 has taken everything that is great about the L200 and improved on it, most significantly with the new 178bhp Euro 5 engine.”
In answering the call for low cost ownership, Mitsubishi Motors Ireland is offering up to five years warranty. While the L200 comes with a 3 year/100,000km warranty as standard, the option of two additional years is available in dealerships.
The L200 also comes with three years home and roadside assistance.