Mitsubishi to Debut European Spec'd Diesel Pickup
Mitsubishi Motors will debut the European-spec'd version of its L200 pickup truck launched in Thailand last year (pictured). The automaker expects to roll out the pick up to 150 countries. Photo: Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will be unveiling the European specification version of its L200 pickup truck, which is known as the Triton or Strada in other global markets during the Geneva International Motor Show. The automaker will also be debuting its Concept XR-PHEV II.
The L200 is the European specification version of the all-new Triton/Strada pickup which was launched in Thailand in November 2014. While featuring improvements in its functionality and reliability as a work vehicle, it was developed as "The ultimate sport utility truck" and to provide an interior space with comfort levels on par with a passenger model, according to the automaker. The diesel version of the L200 uses a turbocharged 2.4L MIVEC diesel engine, which complies with European emission regulations. In addition it emits just 169 g/km of CO2, among the lowest in its class while delivering output o 181 ps (High Power model). Two transmissions are offered: a new 6-speed manual and MMC's 5-speed with Sport Mode and paddle shifting. Four-wheel drive models employ the Super Select 4WD-II drivetrain from the Pajero (also known as the Montero or Shogun in some countries) with four selectable drive modes.
The new L200 includes a number of safety features such as MMC's RISE reinforced impact safety body structure and is fitted with seven SRS airbags for improved occupant safety in the event of a crash. Active safety features include Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) which, when pulling a trailer, automatically helps keep it on line in side winds and other times it becomes unstable; and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) which warns the driver when his vehicle is about to drift out of its lane.
The all-new Triton/L200 pickups are being introduced sequentially over the globe with plans to eventually introduce them into some 150 countries.
Mitsubishi will also be debuting its MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV II is a small SUV concept, which the automaker expects to be its second PHEV following the Outlander PHEV launched in January 2013. The new PHEV system presented in the MITSUBISHI Concept XR-PHEV II is a lightweight, compact, and high-efficiency front-engine/front-drive system ideal for an urban crossover, according to the automaker. The system is estimated to achieve CO2 emissions of below 40 g/km, while also delivering 163 ps with its electric