Mitsubishi has revealed the latest version of its L200 one-tonne pick-up in Bangkok, Thailand – and says that it has made more than 2400 changes to the machine including a new look and enhanced safety features.
The revamped version of the fourth-generation pick-up comes just three years into its life cycle, to mark the 40th anniversary of the model. The L200 will first go on sale in Thailand and other Asian markets – where it is known as the Triton – before being rolled out to 150 countries worldwide. The revamped pick-up is due to arrive in the UK around late summer next year.
The revised L200 is one of 11 new or refreshed models Mitsubishi will launch by the end of 2020 as part of its 'Drive for Growth' strategy, which follows its acquisition by Nissan to become part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann said that the changes to the L200 were “significant” and far exceeded a regular midlife update, adding that they were designed to “reinforce what this car should be”. He added that the relatively early update "made sense" because the company could identify opportunities to improve it.
The revisions include a new design that features the brand’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ grille concept at the front, along with revised headlights to give it more road presence. There are also extended wheel flares, new accents and revised bumpers and rear lights, and a revised interior.
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The more angular styling has been designed to appeal to both business and private buyers, and is intended to reflect Mitsubishi's 'Engineered Beyond Tough' slogan.