The L200’s 2.5 litre, turbocharged, intercooled engine is even cleaner and more economical than ever, easily meeting Euro 5 emissions criteria and returning upto an exceptional 36 mpg on the combined cycle. Acceleration is lively and it feels quicker than the figures would lead you to believe, but if you still need rather more oomph the Warrior, Barbarian and Walkinshaw Performance are true pick-up GTIs: the175bhp output results in a three second improvement on the 0-62mph figures and provides amongst the best power to weight ratio of any pick-up in the UK.
Well-designed and well-equipped are not words normally associated with a pick-up but this is yet another area where the L200 shows its class - some models even include a fully integrated satellite navigation/audio system together with reversing camera and Bluetooth hands-free’phone connection. Always perfectly combining comfort with practicality there’s a level of specification to suit your needs precisely, as well as an enormous range of accessories from which you can cherry pick.
Warrior, Barbarian and Walkinshaw Performance models offer a choice of manual transmission or Mitsubishi’s highly acclaimed INVECS-II automatic system. There’s no denying that automatic transmission makes for an easier life, particularly when towing or in stop/start urban traffic,but INVECS-II goes one step further. By emulating your driving style it changes gear as you do – quickly adapting its shift pattern to change at higher revs when you’re in a rush, or lower revs when you’re feeling more relaxed. When you want to be in total control you can simply slip into Sports Mode and flick the lever to change gear manually.
Picking up stars in the safety stakes
The L200 is tough, strong and supremely safe: indeed, so comprehensive are its safety measures that it has achieved a four-star Euro NCAP rating. It was the first pick-up to feature a traction control system and it is this system which contribute significantly towards the L200’s superior handling. Mitsubishi’s Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC) with Brake Assist operates in both on-and off-road situations and ensures maximum grip under all driving condition by simultaneously activating the correct brakes to maintain traction whilst redistributing power to the wheels with the most grip. Of course, the greater the load the harder it is to stop, and this is particularly relevant in a pick-up. Mitsubishi’s Anti-LockBraking System features Electronic Brake-force Distribution(EBD) which adjusts the level of braking power applied, depending upon the load, between the front and rear wheels.Incorporating Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact SafetyEvolution) the L200’s body combines an exceptionally strongladder-frame chassis, front crumple zones which absorb impact energy, and strategic reinforcement which helps tomaintain cabin integrity and so protect occupants.
15 Times "What Van?" Pick-up of the Year
Mitsubishi engineers continually strive to produce a vehicle which can face all the demands and challenges you may throw at it. So it's no mystery why the press continues to heap it with praise, What Van? have voted the Mitsubishi L200 pick-up of the year no less than 15 times in 18 years! Mitsubishi L200... test drive Britain's best selling pick-up...
For more details of the Mitsubishi L200 range, current prices and offers, and to arrange a test drive please contact the Firs sales team on telephone 01608 737349.
(L200 Walkinshaw is a post registration upgrade. Ask Firs sales team for details)