Mitsubishi PH lends out several L300 units to transport essential workers

Updated Oct 19, 2020 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates

Transport is difficult right now, so MMPC lends a hand by lending several L300 units.

Due to the enhanced community quarantine put in place to stifle the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult for many essential workers to get to their respective places of work.

Coupled to that are the citywide lockdowns both in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, so there is indeed some degree of difficulty for frontline workers, especially medical workers who are currently working very long hours.

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MMPC lends several L300 units

As such, like many other companies, automotive or otherwise, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has joined the fight to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak by lending out several of its Mitsubishi L300 units. Two of which are lent to the Department of Transportation to shuttle medical workers and other essential personnel to and from Muntinlupa as well as Sta. Rosa.

A picture of Mark Villar receiving L300 units from MMPC

DOTr ASEC Mark Villar receives L300 units from Mr. Lestie Lanceta, MMPC Senior Manager for Production 

Likewise, MMPC also lent out two L300 units to the local government of Sta. Rosa, Laguna. These two units will be utilized to transport medical frontliners and other essential workers within the city.

Due to the nature of the threat, each L300 unit will only carry ten passengers, including the driver in order to maintain social distancing. We can also presume that safety measures are also being observed by those using these vehicles like the donning of masks, and regular disinfecting.

A picture of the Sta. Rosa City mayor with Mr. Lestie Lanceta, along with L300 units

Mr. Lestie Lanceta handing over two L300 units to Sta. Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas

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In a statement, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, the MMPC President and CEO said that “Mitsubishi Motors acknowledges the sacrifice being done by our front liners.

From the people in the medical field, our uniformed personnel, food and service crew, security guards and other support personnel, we salute your bravery, selflessness, and dedication in protecting our communities from this virus.”

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Know more about Mitsubishi L300 2024

Mitsubishi L300

The current Mitsubishi L300 2023 by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi is based on the L300 Versa Van. While the latter was more of a family carrier, Mitsubishi has since marketed the L300 FB mainly as a commercial vehicle (CV). It is sold under one variant only which is the Cab & Chassis priced at Php 804,000. In the Philippines market, the L300 FB uses a Euro 4 compliant 2.2-liter 4N14 diesel power plant. At most, this mill can make up to 98 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear via a five-speed manual transmission.

When it comes to dimensions, the L300 spans 4,440 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, and 1,915 mm. Also, it gets a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,350 mm and 195 mm, respectively. This Mitsubishi CV is competing in the local market against the likes of Kia K2500, Isuzu Traviz, and Hyundai H-100.


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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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