Mitsubishi L200 Will Make European Debut at Geneva Motor Show
Mitsubishi isn’t known for selling trucks here in the United States, but overseas, the L200, also known as the Triton, have sold over 1.3 million units in less than ten years. The fifth generation of this sporty little truck will debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, due to go on sale this summer.
The Mitsubishi L200, made in Thailand, will be powered by a brand new 2.4-liter turbo diesel engine through a six-speed manual transmission or automatic paddle-shift. The diesel puts down about 178 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. The exterior has been revised to be more aerodynamic and increase fuel efficiency.
The interior will be quieter than the previous model thanks to new noise-reducing efforts like enlarged body mounts, larger rear leaf springs, and the quieter diesel engine. There’s also more room inside the cab.
The L200 will offer the Super Select 4WD II system that allows drivers to choose between four modes. Towing will be improved thanks to Trailer Stability Assist and the Hill Start Assist systems, and even Lane Departure Warning will be an available safety feature.
Additional features that weren’t on the last L200 include adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, a rear view camera, and dual-zone air conditioning.