Mitsubishi L200: now with more pulling power

Written by Ellie

It isn’t very often that a company vehicle’s towing ability is called upon, however, the Mitsubishi L200 has just been upgraded to pack more muscle in this very area.

With five seats and a very accommodating open load area, the already versatile pick-up now boasts a maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.

Extra strengthening has been added to key load-bearing areas of the chassis, meaning this new towing limit is now possible with three-axle braked trailers on tarmac in four-wheel-drive.

A towing capacity of up to 3.1 tonnes can be exploited with one- or two-axle braked trailers and a towing capacity of 0.75 tonnes is go, regardless of the number of axles or whether or not the trailer is braked.

In addition to this new towing capability, the updated Mitsubishi L200 also offers a bed payload of up to 590kg at its maximum towing weight, significantly greater than that offered by many of its rivals.

The latest Mitsubishi L200 is further enhanced with Mitsubishi’s touchscreen- and voice-controlled Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) infotainment system, which links with most smartphones to allow the driver to make and receive calls.

This system lets the driver access text messages, listen to music and use the phone’s native satellite navigation systems for the most up-to-date mapping and traffic information. SDA also integrates the vehicle’s reversing camera display to assist when hitching up a trailer.

Since launching in 2015, the Series 5 Mitsubishi L200 has been racking up the awards – most recently, the gong for best pick-up at the Carbuyer Awards* for the second year running, as well as pick-up of the year at the Auto Express awards for the third consecutive year.

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The pick-up market has really boomed in recent years as consumers and businesses alike realise their versatility, and the L200 has been one of the mainstays of the segment.”

*Research from Carbuyer, member of the Dennis Publishing group.

Posted on 15th January 2018

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