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Mitsubishi L200 DIESEL Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto

Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
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Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto
Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG37.70
  • 0-62mph11.8 secs
  • Top Speed109 mph
  • C02196 g/km
  • BHP
  • Torque lbs/f
  • P11D%

Review

Mitsubishi has sold over 4.1 million L200 pick-up models since production started. In the current fifth generation model, which now has an enhanced 3.5-tonne towing capacity, they claim to have brought us the most advanced version of this model yet.

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Mitsubishi's L200 pick-up has evolved in its latest 'Series 5' guise. The experts at Car & Driving check it out....

Background

If you're buying a pick-up in the UK, then it's highly likely that you'll be looking at Mitsubishi's L200. This model has, after all, historically out-sold all its rivals. Its market leadership has much to do with the fact that this Japanese brand got its act together faster than other contenders in this sector, being the first back in the Nineties to recognise that pick-up ownership could be extended beyond farmers and jobbing builders into the SUV lifestyle segment. As a result, the original L200 model was allowed to take almost half the British market in this sector before its rivals caught up. These days, this vehicle is far more sophisticated - as it has to be in order to hold its own against a raft of tough rivals. This 'Series 5' version features a modern chassis and engine package that makes this much more accomplished vehicle. Torsional rigidity is very competitive, as is power and torque and more effort has been put into its on-road manners as well as its off-road ones. In short, the Japanese maker has drawn heavily on over four decades of experience in this segment.

Driving Experience

There's only so much you can do to make a pick-up enjoyable to drive but Mitsubishi has made more effort in this regard this time round, conscious that any L200 is likely to spend the majority of its time on tarmac. This Series 5 version's chassis is complemented by re-developed suspension, plus there are new shock absorbing body mounts, which absorb vibrations better than before and provide a quieter, more comfortable cabin. Thanks to the stiff chassis (shared with Fiat), handling is better than you might expect from a pick-up and body roll, usually something of a problem in vehicles with higher centres of gravity, should be kept to a minimum. The suspension set-up, which includes a large stabiliser bar and stiff front springs, should allow the L200 to handle and ride with reasonable comfort and agility. The engine should impress too. With 178bhp and 430Nm of torque on-tap, the 2.4-litre MIVEC turbodiesel unit provides this L200 with strong performance, the 0-62mph time rated at 10.4s. As before, the L200 can be driven in either 2WD or 4WD on tarmac or off road. In addition, the L200 is the only pickup that can tow 3.5-tonnes on tarmac in four-wheel drive.

Design and Build

The exterior design of this 'Series 5' L200 model hasn't changed hugely. More striking and vibrant exterior lines project a more commanding road presence and typical owners will like the muscular, planted stance. Mitsubishi says that this vehicle's 'athleticism' is expressed through sharp, muscular surfaces and a taut 'belt line'. It's certainly true that some style has been added to areas like the lights and the door handles to accentuate the sleeker body and prevent it from looking too workmanlike. The interior too, looks more classy and car-like - and it's usefully more spacious too. Take a seat at the wheel and around you, you'll find a driver-centric dashboard that centres attention on the road and includes much of the kind of important equipment you'd expect to see in a premium car. Most UK buyers will continue to want the Doublecab bodystyle with its rear seat. Here, as before, it's nothing like as comfortable as it is in the front, but thanks to the chassis and suspension changes too, it'll be far more comfortable to ride in this part of the car over bumpy roads.

Market and Model

L200 pricing sits in the £22,500 to £37,000 bracket, which as expected, makes it competitive in its segment. There are four different specifications; the entry-level 4Life version, the Titan, the Warrior and the top-spec Barbarian model. Transmission-wise, there's a choice of either a six-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic with sport mode. If you go for the entry-level 4Life variant, bear in mind that you'll get an engine with a bit less power and torque, though it does offer an extra few mpg as consolation. Onto equipment. Many models come with features like dual-zone climate control and a satellite navigation system. As for safety, all variants get Mitsubishi's 'RISE' ('Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution') system, plus an on-board Active Stability & Traction Control set-up and seven airbags,

Practicalities and Costs

Mitsubishi have utilised high-tensile steel extensively in the design of this L200's cargo bed and this allows it to have the largest carrying capacity in the segment without an increase in overall size and weight. The new, lighter engine was the first with an all-aluminium design and features lighter weight and a low compression ratio for greater efficiency. As a result, Mitsubishi claims the L200 uses between 11 and 47% less fuel than some of its competitors suggesting that the combined cycle economy figure will be somewhere between 39mpg and 44mpg, depending on the variant you choose. The brand reckons this means that your L200 will be able to travel up to 685 miles on a single tank, which gives it the longest range in its class.

Summary

The 'Series 5' model has moved the L200 game on in all key areas; performance, towing ability, economy, emissions and carrying capacity. Of all the updates though, it's the improvements to driving dynamics that we reckon most potential owners will notice most. This vehicle was always good off road. On-tarmac though, like many pick-ups, it wasn't that easy to live with. This latest generation version is far better in this regard, offering less bodyroll, a more comfortable ride and better refinement. As a result, it's easier to envisage as an only car if you need a tough working vehicle for the week that can also transport the family around at weekends. True, an L200 isn't as affordable as it used to be - but many will feel that the Series 5 improvements make that a price worth paying. It's still the go-to choice if you're looking for a tough, well specified go-anywhere pick-up.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic rain sensors
Bi-xenon HID headlamps
Chrome door mirrors and handles
Chrome engraved door handle recess covers
Chrome engraved tailgate handle surround
Chrome rear lamp bezels
Chrome tailgate handle
Colour keyed front bumper
Colour keyed wheel arch extensions
Dark chrome front grille
Dusk sensing headlights
Electric heated and folding door mirrors with indicators
Electric windows front + rear
Front and rear fog lights
Front variable wipers with washer
Headlamp washers
Hinged rear doors
Illuminated door entry guards
LED Daytime running lights
LED puddle lamps
Manually adjustable headlamps
Mud flaps front and rear
Rear and rear side windows privacy glass
Rear black bar
Rear body inner hooks (x6)
Rear high mounted stop lamp
Rear step in bumper
Roof mounted aerial
Silver front skid plate
Silver rear bumper with integrated step
Silver side steps
Soft opening tailgate
Sports type front grille
Stainless steel fuel filler cover
Tailgate pull down handle
Driver Convenience
4WD drivetrain indicator
Average fuel consumption display
Cruise control
Exterior temperature display
Fuel range indicator
Lane departure warning system
Odometer/tripmeter with digital display
PAS
Rear view camera
Seatbelt warning lamp
Service indicator
Smartphone link audio display
Tachometer
USB port
Entertainment
Android Auto
Apple Carplay
Bluetooth with music streaming
Digital radio (DAB)
HDMI port
Radio with 6 speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Interior Features
4 way electrically adjustable driver seat
Chrome interior door handle
Dial type transfer selector
Double walled load bed and tailgate
Dual zone climate control
Front and centre 12V sockets
Front and rear interior lamps
Front and rear mood lighting
Front centre armrest with storage bin
Gloss black window switch panels
Heated front seats
Height adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable rear headrest
Leather steering wheel
Leather upholstery
Map reading lamps
Rear centre armrest with cupholders
Rear seat heater ducts
Sunvisor with ticket holder drivers side and vanity mirror passengers side
Tilt and telescopic steering adjustable column
Safety
2nd Row ISOFIX child seat mountings
2x3 point front seatbelts
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Child proof rear door locks
Emergency stop signal system
Front passenger airbag with deactivation
Front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters
Front, side, curtain and knee airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Reinforced impact safety evolution (RISE) body safety system
Side impact bars
Speed sensing auto door locks
Security
Deadlocks
Engine immobiliser
Keyless operation system
Remote central locking
Steering column lock
Thatcham category 1 alarm
Technical
ABS + EBD
Accessory socket in centre console
Active stability and traction control
Adjustable speed limiter
Brake assist
Engine start/stop button
Heavy duty suspension
Hill start assist
Trailer stability assist (TSA)
Wheels
17" alloy wheels
Full size spare wheel
Emissions - ICE
CO2 196
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Automatic Transmission Yes
Bore 86
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2442
Compression Ratio 15.5:1
Cooling System WATER
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Fuel Type DIESEL
Gears 5 SPEED
Manual Transmission No
Number of Valves 16
Stroke 105.1
Valve gear DOHC
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Yes
EC Combined 37.7
EC Extra Urban 42.8
EC Urban 31
General
Alternator Amps 90
Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern? No
Badge Engine CC 2.4
Badge Power 178
Battery AH 90
Battery Volts 12
Clutch SINGLE DRY PLATE
Exhaust System CATALYTIC CONVERTER
Front Brakes VENTILATED DISCS
Front Suspension COIL SPRINGS
Ghost model for valuation purposes No
Hand Brake REAR WHEELS
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 81
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 76
NCAP Safety Assist % 64
Rear Brakes DRUM
Rear Suspension LEAF SPRINGS
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 12500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 62500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 5
Steering PAS
Vehicle Homologation Class N1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.8
BHP 178
Engine Power KW 133
Engine Power RPM 3500
Engine Torque LBS.FT 317
Engine Torque MKG 43.8
Engine Torque NM 430
Engine Torque RPM 2500
Top Speed 109
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Automatic Clutch Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1780
Length 5285
Load Deck Height 850
Load Height 475
Load Length 1470
Load Width 1470
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.8
Wheelbase 3000
Width (excluding mirrors) 1815
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 75
Gross Train Weight 5950
Gross Vehicle Weight 2910
Max. Roof Load 80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 3500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1860
No. of Seats 5
Payload 1050

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24 months 20,000 miles p/a £355.99 p/m 0 £55.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £397.99 p/m 0 £78.99 p/m
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48 months 10,000 miles p/a £269.99 p/m 0 £43.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £301.99 p/m 0 £84.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £329.99 p/m 0 £131.99 p/m
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Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £528.00
Pearlescent paint £570.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Amazon green £528.00
Metallic - Atlantic grey £528.00
Metallic - Electric blue £528.00
Metallic - Sterling silver £528.00
Pearl - Diamond black £570.00
Solid - Aztec red FOC
Solid - Polar white FOC
Trim
Leather - Black FOC
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