Mitsubishi L200, or Triton, is one of the most favorite vehicles by this carmaker. The Japanese company is going to refresh the truck next season. Besides safety and cosmetic upgrades, the pickup could head to the USA. It will be Mitsubishi’s first appearance after nearly 15 years when the Raider was active on this market. Well, a lot of upgrades are required. But, this is an unlikely outcome of this speculation and the 2020 Mitsubishi L200 stick to the current countries where it appears.
The 2020 Mitsubishi L200 will continue to use two diesel drivetrains and one petrol engines. Depending on a market you will find either a 2.4 or 2.5 model. Also, the naming variations are Triton, Barbarian, Strada, and Strakar behind the Mitsubishi badge. Other close siblings are Fiat Fullback and Ram 1200. What’s more, the latest Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance made some people think the L200 is going to replace Nissan Frontier in the USA. Well, this is not happening, but two companies will cooperate closely. Joint development could bring hybrid trucks.
2020 Mitsubishi L200 Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Mitsubishi L200 is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. This is the most popular pick of all three available units worldwide. It delivers 135 kW and 430 Nm (178 hp and 320 lb-ft) of torque. Emissions are the major obstacle of this engine showing up in the US. The less favorite diesel unit is a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated powertrain. In this case, the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton can make 135 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. For both units a six-speed manual gearbox and two-wheel drive are standard. Optionally, there are AWD and automatic gearbox.
Petrol drivetrain is a 2.4-liter four-pot with the capability to create 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox replaces the six-pace transmission. Also, towing capacity numbers are worse, as well as the mileage.
Changes For The New Season
Mitsubishi announced few things that are ready for the 2020 Mitsubishi L200. Last year the vehicle suffered a big facelift. So, for 2020 only minor things are available. However, fans of the Triton/L200 will be happy to hear that Mitsubishi is revisiting the interior. With more features and options, the truck will be capable to compete with more rivals. Currently, this model can’t keep pace with segment leaders Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, or Toyota HiLux. Its main competition is the Isuzu D-Max. Few new colors and teardrop-shaped taillights are things that could make you buy this pickup. In some countries, buyers can find the chassis cab version.
2020 Mitsubishi L200 Release Date
The major markets where L200/Triton is achieving the best sales are Australia, Pacific Asia, and Europe. Also, the new model will appear in Russia and China as the fastest-growing markets for these kinds of vehicles. Still, the 2020 Mitsubishi L200 is not going to be out until the next year. Then, all modifications will be available and we will get the full pricing list. Since there are no too many changes, expect the cost of the L200 to stay put, whichever country you live in.