Updated Mitsubishi L200 Pickup Unveiled With Fresh Styling, Enhanced 4WD System

Mitsubishi has unveiled its new L200 one-ton pickup truck, boasting updated styling, an enhanced 4WD system and a wide range of active safety and driver assistance systems.

According to the automaker, the new model will offer significant refinements to the durability and reliability required by the commercial user, as well as to the comfort and ride quality needed by private users. Sales are to commence November 17 in Thailand, followed by a worldwide roll-out.

“The new Mitsubishi L200 is one of our most important global strategic models,” stated the company’s CEO, Osamu Masuko. “Its success will accelerate the momentum of the company’s sustainable growth. The new model brings enhancements to the durability, reliability and comfort developed over the 40 years since the introduction of the series. I am fully confident the new Mitsubishi L200 will meet the diverse needs and wishes of our customers around the world.”

Newer means better

The new L200 boasts the automaker’s latest ‘Dynamic Shield’ front design aesthetic, with a high engine hood line and beefier-looking lights positioned higher up, thus giving it a more powerful and imposing presence.

Meanwhile, the extended wheel flares, new body curves with contrasting sharp lines and bright accents help give this truck a more modern appearance compared to its predecessor.

Inside the cabin there are soft pad materials and stitching on the floor console, armrests and parking brake. As for on-board tech, you can find Forward Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation and the Multi Around Monitor, generating a bird’s eye view image of the area surrounding the vehicle.

Enhanced performance

New L200 4WD models can be fitted either with Super-Select 4WD (for optimum traction and handling), or Easy-Select 4WD, which simplifies switching between drive modes. Both of these use a new off-road mode which has Gravel, Mud/Snow, Sand and Rock settings.

When engaged, the off-road mode controls engine power, transmission and braking to regulate the amount of wheel slip. Also, the Hill Descent Control system is there to allow you to negotiate steep or slippery descents.

The new L200 has also been fitted with larger front discs and calipers, larger rear dampers, and has replaced the current five-speed automatic transmission with a six-speed one, for smoother acceleration and improved refinement.

Mitsubishi will announce European specs closer to market launch, which will take place late summer 2019.

more photos...
  • Looks immensely better than the pre-facelift version but that was a pretty low bar to clear.

    BTW, the chrome strip on top of the tailgate latch that houses the rearview cam is just crudely integrated.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I love the bold new front end.

    • Christian

      Some are into thic women

      • exeptor

        Some of them are not bad at all if I have to be honest.

    • Da Only Skid

      And I love it will never make it overseas to the US.

      • Dennis Scipio

        Blame Chicken Tax for that.

        • Da Only Skid

          Tax is a cop out. Mitsubishi, Isuzu were run out for poor products and updates to vehicles. Hell the 3000GT Turbo had the worse depreciation, dollar for dollar, that I have ever seen.

          Tax is not the issue.

          • Dennis Scipio

            Yes, it’s because of a law set by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963 which imposes a 25 per cent tariff on Light Trucks. That’s why you don’t see Pickup trucks like the Mitsubishi Triton , Volkswagen Amarok or Mazda BT-50 for example, it’s expensive to import these kinds of vehicles compared to other passenger cars. Mitsubishi hopes to possibly share a plant in the US with Nissan where the Next Gen Frontier/Navarra will share a platform with the Next Gen Triton to sell it Stateside which will be a while from now.

  • Major Lee Gassole

    Ugly AF. One thing I noticed was the rear axle is right against the cab. How do you place a heavy load over the center of the axle?

    • TheHake

      By buying the single cab…

      • Major Lee Gassole

        LOL. NOT the answer I was looking for, but you aren’t wrong. Slow clap ensues. 😉

    • Da Only Skid

      First thing I thought as well…ugly as a MF…

  • Christian

    look like a blue whale… Muhhh

  • exeptor

    I like the single cab basic one (with the black bumper). Looks like a proper working tool.

  • TheBelltower

    I like the proportions and the slim headlight design. But there is just way too much messy plastic business going on up front.

    • Adelicia stescov

      “— Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) H.D 0nline —”
      If you want to watch movies of the best quality, this is where you can copy this link
      ➸➸➸ MARVEL-KULI.BLOGSPOT.COM

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Did they have to make it so hideous?

  • David De Fortier

    Oh God, here come those hideous lights again. The human race is doomed. It seems like every manufacturer is doing it now 😭

  • Eythan Aldrich

    it’s a truck duh…

Pedestrian With Anger Management Issues Taught A Painful Lesson

For whatever reason, he got so mad at the driver, he didn’t bother to look where he was going.

Google Maps Starts Showing Speed Limits, Warn About Fixed Cameras

The service is currently restricted to certain U.S. areas, but we guess it will eventually get a full release.

Dashing Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Is Love At First Sight

The wonderfully-styled Italian sports coupe has less than 600 miles on the clock and is in pristine condition.

813 HP Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate Dips Under 3 Seconds For 0-62 MPH Sprint

After being subjected heavy tuning, this hyper estate has become quicker than some current supercars.

Porsche Exclusive Panamera In Mamba Green Is A Bit Too Flashy For Us

An exclusive sports sedan in a hue like this one is an odd choice, but it guarantees that you’ll be noticed.

Most Expensive Mustang Ever? The $2.2 Million 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

This makes the first production 2020 Super Snake, which sold for $1.1 million, look like a bargain.

Will Toyota Ever Launch A Convertible Supra?

According to chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, an open top Supra is something Toyota would consider .

One Brave Soul Decided To Acquire This Wrecked Corvette ZR1

This ZR1 is definitely beyond repair, yet someone stepped up to the challenge and became its new owner.

Could Genesis Be Working On A High-Performance G70 After All?

Will the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 get a challenger from Korea? Well, stranger things have happened.

One-Of-One 2020 Toyota GR Supra Sells For Colossal $2.1 Million!

This 2020 Supra’s standout feature is the one-off, factory Phantom Grey matte paint.