After the last-year update, which has brought a lot of interesting novelties, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Mitsubishi L200 will come without more important changes. Simply, the current generation has been around for about five years and if we consider typical production cycles of pickup trucks, there is no doubt that it will remain in production for a couple of more years before we see a complete redesign. This makes perfect sense, considering that the current generation has recently got new styling, a new engine and other updates. Also, sales numbers are still pretty good, so there is no need to rush.
Therefore, you may count on a pickup truck that looks very attractive, that is versatile and offers strong working capabilities. Off-road performances are at a high level too, while we also like the fact that the cabin offers a good level of comfort and decent sound insulation. All in all, we presume that the 2021 Mitsubishi L200 will come in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020.
2021 Mitsubishi L200 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, no one expects to see bigger changes for the next year. The last-year update has brought a lot of interesting novelties and there is no doubt that the current model can remain fresh for another couple of years. The 2021 Mitsubishi L200 will carry on with the same styling, which now follows the brand’s latest design language, commonly known as “Dynamics Shield”. This design language perfectly fits the truck design and the vehicle looks bold, capable and very modern. We can easily say that this is the best-looking model in the segment. Therefore, there is no doubt that the best we can see for the next year are things like new color options.
The same thing goes for interior design. The last-year update has brought a couple of tweaks, though the overall cabin layout has remained largely the same. The dashboard looks good, while the rest of the cabin features quality materials as well. You may count on a typical truckish driving position, while visibility is good in all directions. Sound insulation is very good, while seats are massive and supportive.
The 2021 Mitsubishi L200 will be available in a double cab configuration and this model features two really spacious rows of seats, despite that this truck is among smaller ones in the segment. Also, we particularly like the fact that the list of standard equipment is more than decent and that it includes loads of tech goodies, including a quite intuitive infotainment system.
2021 Mitsubishi L200 Engines
Big changes came last year with the mid-cycle updates. Mostly because of emissions regulations, the well-known 2.4-liter turbodiesel has been replaced with a new 2.2-liter unit. The new engine is more environment-friendly, but it is also slightly weaker. Still, most drivers won’t notice this difference, especially if the engine comes in pair with an automatic transmission. The manual is also in the offer. The new engine delivers around 150 horsepower but more importantly, max torque is at the same level as on the bigger 2.4-liter engine. In numbers, that would be 295 pound-feet of torque. Another important thing to mention that max power and torque are now available at 500 rpm lower, compared to the older engine.
The power deficit isn’t that notable, especially if you care more about utility. You may count on the same max towing capacity. It goes around 3.5 tons, while the max payload goes around pretty respectable 1.080 kg.
2021 Mitsubishi L200 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Mitsubishi L200 sometime in the last quarter of the year. The price largely depends on the market. For example, the UK model starts around 25.000 pounds. Key competitors are models like Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Isuzu D-Max etc.