In view of changing legislation, would buying a Euro 5 pick-up be a mistake?

I had a test drive of the Mitsubishi L200 yesterday. It's much better than the old one. Am I right in thinking that some of the first series were Euro 5, whilst the new ones are Euro 6? In view of changing legislation, would this make a long term difference?

Asked on 4 December 2017 by toptup

Answered by Dan Powell
You’re indeed correct. The Series 5 Mitsubishi L200 was initially Euro5, until an engine update in August 2016 brought it into line with Euro6 emission standards.

I’d always recommend choosing Euro6 over the older Euro5. Not only are the newer engines cleaner when it comes to nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and particulate matter, which are linked to heart disease, cancer and a range of respiratory problems, but they are also exempt from pollution charging measures. For example, from 2019 in London, Euro5 diesels will have to pay to enter. And it won’t be long until other major towns and cities in the UK follow suit. For more information on the London’s ULEZ, see:

For our full review of the Mitsubishi, see:
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