The forthcoming 2021 Mitsubishi L200 will get mid-cycle refreshments. That means we should expect a couple of interesting upgrades, but nothing significant will happen. Obviously, rumors about total redesign won’t happen, at least for now. On the other hand, the 2022 model should arrive as the next-generation L200. Before that happens, Mitsubishi will provide just enough updates to keep its pickup truck competitive.
According to the latest reports, the L200 truck will gain better fuel economy ratings and minor visual updates. Even the interior will be updated, and the hybrid powertrain remains speculation for now. Mitsubishi will launch its new model by the end of the year.
Mitsubishi L200 Facelift
You can forget the stories about a complete redesign because the 2021 Mitsubishi L200 will get a mid-cycle facelift. If you feel this truck needs new and more modern styling, you should wait for the 2022 L200. As for the upcoming truck, the 2021 variant will introduce a couple of changes. However, changes are far from significant. The truck’s size won’t change, and the vehicle’s shape will remain intact as well.
The L200 model is 205.0 inches long and 70.0 inches tall. Mitsu offers both two-door and four-door body styles, and both variants will get small styling upgrades. New sheet metal is visible at first glance, along with the sharper look of the front fascia.
The upcoming 2021 Mitsubishi L200 will offer a 2.3-liter turbodiesel engine in Europe. The four-cylinder engine is capable of producing 145 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. In Asia, L200 comes with a larger 2.4-liter diesel with 180 horses and 320 lb-ft of twisting power. Both variants will deploy a standard 2WD and optional 4WD systems. The optional engine can tow up to 7,500 pounds. Of course, Mitsubishi will offer different gasoline engines in different markets.
However, gasoline variants are a less popular choice among the customers. As for the hybrid version, everything you read is still just a rumor. The reports are predicting the same hybrid setup that you can find in Outlander PHEV SUV. However, L200 is likely to get a diesel-hybrid combination, so we should expect something new and innovative from Mitsubishi.
2021 Mitsubishi L200 Price, Release Date Competition
The arriving 2021 Mitsubishi L200 won’t be significantly changed or upgraded. For that reason, its price will start at around $31,000, just like the outgoing model. On the other hand, the 2022 variant will introduce drastic updates as the new-generation is reportedly planned to arrive in a two-year time. Mitsubishi L200 will continue to rival established trucks such as Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
New Nissan Navara will also enter the race, and Renault will try to put its Alaskan pickup on the map. The hybrid powertrain is a game-changer for all of this model, and Ford Ranger is the first one to get one. The L200 Hybrid variant is still not official, but if it arrives, it will cost closer to $40k. The sales will begin in the coming months, before the end of 2020.