The first generation Mitsubishi L200 was released in 1978 fitted with a 1.6-liter engine. In other parts of the world, it is marketed as the Mitsubishi Forte, the Mitsubishi Strada, the Mitsubishi Rodeo, the Mitsubishi Colt, the Mitsubishi Colt, the Mitsubishi Storm, the Mitsubishi Magnum, and the Mitsubishi L200 Strakar.
Its second generation was produced in 1988 and was powered by different engine variants. From the pickup truck’s third to the fourth generation, the Mitsubishi L200 was upgraded to provide more comfort to its riders.
Since its second generation, the Mitsubishi L200 was assembled in the Philippines. Due to its versatility, it has been one of the most in-demand pickup trucks in the country. The L200 is currently marketed in the Philippines as the Strada pickup truck.
The top variant of the Mitsubishi L200 measures 5,285mm long, 1,815mm wide, and 1,780mm tall. The vehicle’s 1,470mm load bed is efficiently built to carry heavy loads. Exterior highlights include a pair of HID headlamps with leveling adjustment, LED daytime running lights, fog lamps, a wide four-slotted dark chrome grille, color-keyed front bumper, electric door mirrors, mudguards, straight-type side steps, silver-colored rear bumper, chrome-finished rear lamp bezels, and 16- to 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Mitsubishi L200 offers a cozy interior. Notable interior features include premium leather seats, a four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with leather-wrapped gear shift knob, electric windows, gloss black dashboard with center and transmission panel, dual-zone air conditioning system, cupholders, illuminated glove box, and more.
Technology & Safety Features
The Mitsubishi L200 is equipped with a Smartphone Link Display Audio with a seven-inch touchscreen display. It is paired with two to four speakers depending on the variant.
In terms of safety, it is built with a good number of airbags, trailer stability assist system, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, emergency stop signal system, lane departure warning system, hill start assist, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Mitsubishi L200 is fitted with an independent double-wishbone suspension with coil springs at the front and elliptic and rigid rear suspension with leaf springs. Its braking power is assisted by ventilated discs at the front and drums at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
All variants of the Mitsubishi L200 are powered by an inline four-cylinder 16 valve DOHC engine paired with a six-speed manual and an optional five-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 152 horsepower with 380 Newton meters of torque.