Mitsubishi L200 (2015–2019)
Versatile pick-up with car-like handling.
One tonne payload capacity.
New 2.4 diesel is more refined and efficient than the old 2.5 powertrain.
Extremely capable off-road.
Four star Euro NCAP rating in 2015. 81% adult occupant safety, 84% child occupant safety, 76% pedestrian safety and 64% safety assist rating.
Not restricted to 50mph on two lane roads and 60mph on dual carriageways (can do 60mph on two lane roads and 70mph on dual carriageways).
Recall 26-4-2018: Mitsubishi recalled L200 single and double cab models over door latch fault. The safety issue affects all models built between December 2015 and July 2016. The problem is thought to involve the locking mechanism in the latch assembly, with the door not operating properly in high temperatures. This in turn could cause the door to not latch correctly or unintentionally open whilst driving.
Ride is bumpy and uncomfortable on rough roads.
Five-speed auto is noisy.
Open load bay is vulnerable to thefts, while cover reduces payload capacity.
No match for the excellent Nissan Navara.
15-2-2016: Report of new 2016 Mitsubishi L200 pick-up losing 3rd gear, then later overheating. Warranty repairs refused because by then the truck had done 35,000 miles (presubably without being serviced on time).
1-2-2018: Report of problem with engine of L200 Series 4: Mitsubishi dealer 36,000 mile service is quoted at £700 because valve clearances need to be checked and adjusted and that means replacing the gaskets for the covers.
15-5-2018: "Full box Cover" locks for load bed of 2015/65 Mitsubishi L200 reported faulty. "Any bump disengages one side or other and at around 50mph, cover rises. Been back three times to fix and still happening. Bought used from franchised dealer in November 2017. They have been trying to fix it.
13-2-2019: Report of 12,000 mile 2016 Mitsubishi L200 repeatedly blowing vacuum hoses that control the 4WD system in Alpine conditions. This is a 150mm x 10mm rubber pipe. Dealer stumped.