A recently updated, mid-size Mitsubishi L200 enters the 2021 model year with no significant upgrades. The 2021 Mitsubishi L200 is expected with the revised equipment availability and there should be new color and special edition options.
The fast-selling Mitsubishi L200 arrived heavily revised for the 2019 model year with the significant styling and equipment upgrades. The truck received also upgraded in-cab and active safety systems. The mid-cycle update brought also improved braking and transmission systems.
The L200 is not expected to get significant upgrades until the next redesign in two or three years from now. The new-generation L200 will share underpinning and technology with the Nissan Navara while it will sport distinctive styling. The redesigned L200 will also offer the hybrid power and plug-in hybrid version is also under consideration.
2021 Mitsubishi L200: Design
Following the recent major styling upgrade, the next 2021 Mitsubishi L200 is expected to return in the same form. Mitsubishi will likely offer new body color options and special edition versions. There should also be new wheel patterns at disposal.
Thanks to the recent refresh, the L200 is in line with the brand’s new styling theme. The front section of the model is defined by the grille version used on the brand’s other fresh models including Pajero Sport and ASX SUVs. Flanking the massive grille is a pair of modern headlights while the fog lights are placed in the sculpted housings. The refreshed model arrived also with the reshaped fender flares while its distinctive characteristic remains the class’s largest rear overhang.
The cabin of the next L200 will also continue to benefit from the recent mid-cycle update and there won’t be major upgrades. Mitsubishi will make some changes in the equipment availability and more features should appear in lower grades.
The Mitsubishi L200 has an SUV-like cabin and comes well-equipped in low grades. The dash design is simple and with well-organized controls. The passenger space is also fine and there is plenty of headroom.
The truck comes also with modern infotainment features including Apple Car Play and Android Auto support.
The recent refresh improved material quality in some areas and upper grades are treated with the premium upholstery. The base model is utilitarian and it comes in Club Cab and Double Cab configurations. The upper grades get heated leather seats, illuminated sills, etc. The range-topping version uses leather and Alcantara upholstery.
The model comes also with modern crash avoidance systems including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors, surround-view cameras, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection.
2021 Mitsubishi L200: Performance
Powering the next 2021 Mitsubishi L200 remains an advanced 2.3-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine equipped with MIVEC variable valve timing. The engine is formed from various weight-saving features including aluminum cylinder block and it uses AdBlue technology to reduce emissions. The power delivery remains at 149 hp and peak torque is 400Nm. The engine will be combined with either 6-speed manual transmission or a recently reworked 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The base L200 comes with the Easy Select part-time four-wheel-drive system with manual engagement equipped with a rear locking differential. The upper trims employ an advanced Super Select four-wheel-drive system. The system switches automatically to four-wheel drive mode delivering power to the wheels with a better grip. Under normal driving, the system maintains a 60:40 torque split. For the serious off-roading, the system operates in the mode with the center differential locked and either low or high range gearing used.
The mid-size Mitsubishi L200 will provide a maximum payload capacity of 1045 kg. The max towing capability stands at 3,500 kg.
2021 Mitsubishi L200: Release, Price
The next 2021 Mitsubishi L200 should go on sale late in the year or early next year and closer to the launch date more details will appear. The price is still unknown but there should not be big changes.
The model should reappear in 4Life, Warrior, Barbarian and Barbarian X versions in the UK. The next version should start just above £21,000. The Mitsubishi L200 or Triton in some markets is an alternative to other mid-sized models including Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, VW Amarok and Ford Ranger. The Isuzu D-Max, SsangYong Musso and upmarket Mercedes X-Class should also be considered.