2006 Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 12 April 2006 , 05:04:16 byEmil

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Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab

Today, Mitsubishi Motors Europe previews its all-new L200, a striking Dakar inspired one-tonne pickup truck, to be launched in Europe during the first half of 2006. Aiming at + 35,000 sales a year in average in Europe, the all-new L200 represents Mitsubishi Motors´ take at a contemporary European one-tonne pickup: crossing over the rugged attributes of a pickup truck with the expected design, comfort and safety features of a modern SUV, it will offer a format well suited to a crowded and demanding European environment, including:

- Stunning concept car / Dakar-winning Pajero Evo inspired design,
- Right size (500 cm x 180 cm for the Double Cab),
- Spacious cabin with a 215,3 cm class leading interior length (Double Cab),
- Permanent "Super Select" 4-wheel drive system, unique in the pick-up segment*,
- Active stability and traction control systems, unique in the pick-up segment*,
- 5.9 m class-leading turning circle,
- Euro-4 compliant Diesel engine,
- 4-star Euro-NCAP target rating,
- Choice of 3 body types: single, club and 4-door double cab,
- Passenger car-like accommodation and comfort for rear passengers (backrest angle, cup holders integrated in the centre arm rest, etc,...) with unique features (retractable rear power window, etc,..)

The heir of sixty years of pickups and seventy years of 4x4 technology at Mitsubishi, the new L200 will build on the success of its predecessor:
- European pickup market leader
- Over 340,000 L200s sold in Europe since 1996 (current generation)
- Over 700,000 units exported out of Thailand since 1988
- FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup Winner in 2003

The new L200 will be unveiled in Europe at the Bologna Motor Show, on December 1st, 2005.

* Availability according to grades and markets