After nine years, and 1.3 million units of the L200 as we know it, Mitsubishi introduced the long awaited all-new 5th generation L200 at Geneva.
The all-new Mitsubishi L200 has been developed as a ‘Sport Utility Truck’ that reaches new heights of reliability, toughness, interior comfort and manoeuvrability, to further meet the ever-diversifying needs of the global pick-up truck customer.
The new model features the all-new 2.4 litre MIVEC turbo-charged diesel engine (4N15 ) and outstanding running resistance achieving a 17 per cent improvement in CO2 emissions, down to 169 g/km minimum mated with an all-new six-speed manual transmission.
The new 4N15 engine generates 133 kw/ 113 kw (and respective 430 Nm/ 380 Nm ) at low RPM and delivers powerful motive performance even when loaded with cargo. The variable geometry turbo charger with small turbine gives greatly improved response and provides utmost driving pleasure together with the new six-speed manual transmission and automatic transmissions paddle-shift.
New plug-in hybrid crossover Concept
There was also a catchily-named Concept XR-PHEV II on their stand in Geneva. It is a small crossover concept, which is of course propelled by a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Mitsubishi claimed CO2 levels are ‘under 40g/km’. But as one British journalist said - since it’s a concept, they can claim whatever they like.