After 40 years, Mitsubishi is still one of the popular names in the truck industry. The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 will continue the tradition. Also named Triton in some countries, this pickup has a rich history. Everything started in 1978 in Japan, with Forte pickup. Generation after generation, the model survived and evolved to one of the most wanted Mitsubishi products. Now, it is in the fifth generation, and buyers can find it somewhere as Triton.
Mitsubishi L200 is available worldwide. It is a compact truck available under different names in some countries. For example, in Portugal, we will see it as Strakar, and there are also Colt, Storm, and Magnum. Nevertheless, the most fans know it as L200.
2018 Mitsubishi L200 Facelift and Changes
The latest, fifth generation of the L200 started in 2015. Now, it is time for facelift and modifications to refresh the appearance and lineup. Revisit will include changes on the exterior. However, overall dimensions and the look will remain the same. Cosmetic touches will bring new tires, headlights, and probable grille with bumpers. Back and the bed is pretty much the same.
Interior and Accessories
This pickup truck will be used mostly for an off-road drive, so interior must be comfortable. Also, these kinds of vehicles are now used as commuting cars and for transportation of entire families. So, comfortable seats, plenty of features, and modern infotainment system are must for any truck. The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 won’t fail to deliver, as its predecessors got us used to the top-notch interior.
2018 Mitsubishi L200 Trim Levels, Options, Engines
Under the hood of the 2018 Mitsubishi L200 will be a 2.4-l 4-cylinder diesel engine. It is ready to make 160 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque. Fans are sure that engineers will offer an alternative drivetrain. The larger unit could be 3.0-l, also diesel. With it, the new Mitsubishi L200 can make 320 pound-feet of torque, and probably around 200 hp. The transmission will certainly be a 5-speed manual, with the optional automatic gearbox in the offer.
The Barbarian was a special edition of the truck. It is still causing a lot of interest, and fans are questioning if we will see it in next lineup. Built only in 250 examples, SVP had rugged styling with 17-inch alloy wheels. Off-road tires and big wheel arches boosted appearance. The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 could get this limited edition model, with Special Vehicle Project SVP badge. Unique colors and many specific details are what is luring the attention of many enthusiasts.
2018 Mitsubishi L200 Release and Pricing
With two months to 2018, we can expect new L200 every day. However, Mitsubishi is still not coming out with details about the model. Although the delay is possible, Japanese carmaker must take the competition seriously. The compact truck class is a tough market, especially with new Nissan Frontier coming in diesel variant.
Price of the 2018 Mitsubishi L200 will remain unchanged. That means base models will cost $22,000. Depending on trim level and cab configuration, the price will go higher. Also, if we see Barbarian in 2018, it will cost around $40,000.