Although we heard various kinds of stories about the 2018 Mitsubishi L200, it comes without bigger changes. The famous truck will soon get a mid-cycle refresh, but that didn’t happen this year. The famous model from Mitsubishi is present for full four decades.
The original model came way back in 1978 and we have seen five generations so far. The current model is present since 2015. As you probably heard somewhere, many predicted an update for this year. However, it is now clear that the company will stick to its usual production cycle. This means that the fifth generation will probably last for a full decade, which was the case with previous models. So, it is hard to expect bigger changes already three years after the launch. The 2018 L200 comes without bigger changes, featuring same design characteristics, including styling, engine, interior design, equipment etc.
2018 Mitsubishi L200 without bigger changes
Just like we mentioned, the 2018 Mitsubishi L200 continues without bigger changes. The current model is present since 2015 and it continues in the same way. Even for this redesign, we didn’t see some revolutionary changes. The reason is simple. The previous generation of this model was very popular. In some countries, it outsold even models like Toyota Hilux. So, company’s management felt that there is no need for bigger turnarounds. They continue with the same recipe, adding just some new spices. This refers to things like the new styling or interior design. The new model came with an improved look. It brings new lines that are more appropriate to the current styling standard in the car market. The same is with the interior. Besides some aesthetic improvements, there are new technologies in the offer as well. Finally, the biggest upgrade compared to the previous generation is a new engine.
2018 Mitsubishi L200 engine and mpg
The fifth generation of the famous truck came with a new engine. The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 continues in the same way. It is a new 2.4-liter diesel unit. It comes with some nice numbers both in terms of power and fuel economy. Compared to the previous generation, this model is far more efficient. This engine is good for about 181 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is pretty much the class-average and it is definitely enough for good performances.
On the other side, the fuel economy of this four-cylinder engine is great. It goes over 51 mpg, which is quite an impressive number. For example, this is almost 5 mpg more compared to one of the 2018 Mitsubishi L200’s key competitors Isuzu D-Max. This truck is also a leader when it comes to CO2 emissions.
Fiat Fullback, a 2018 Mitsubishi L200 with new name
You may be familiar with this, 2018 Mitsubishi L200 comes with various other names. This was the case with some previous generations as well. Previous generations used different names. Some of them are Triton, Colt, Magnum, Strada etc. This time, there are models with Fiat and Ram badges, called Fullback and 1200, respectively. Despite the new name, these models are pretty much-rebadged versions. They feature completely same mechanics and just some minor visual tweaks. Moreover, the new Fiat Fullback comes from the same assembly and features only some minor changes at the front fascia.
2018 Mitsubishi L200 price and competition
The 2018 Mitsubishi L200 keeps pretty much the same price as the last-year model. So, base models are available at 25.500 dollars, roughly.
When it comes to the competition, it’s getting tougher every year. Besides famous names like Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux, and Nissan Navara, there are some players in the game. Those come from famous European manufacturers like Renault, VW, and even Mercedes-Benz, which presented a new X-Class model.