The Mitsusbishi L300 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. Regardless, the said model can both function as a family car, and as a logistics solution for small to large businesses. In the Philippine 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. The available to the L300 FB body is a rear air-conditioning system, and it can also fit up to 17 occupants.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) officially launched the refreshed L300 model in 2019. It now has better visibility, more ground clearance, as well as a new bumper and grille.
Primarily, the Mitsubishi-made L300 is used as a commercial vehicle. Its leaf springs enable it to carry up to a ton of cargo, and it can also be configured as a refrigerated delivery truck, a flat-bed truck, among others.
On the outside, the refreshed Mitsubishi L300 for the Philippine market largely retains its boxy shape. Up front, it is equipped with box-shaped multi-reflector halogen headlamps, and halogen fog lamps. For the FB body, it features a black-colored step for ease of entry, rectangular rear taillights, and a dual rear doors. Lastly, the L300 rides on a set of 14-inch steel wheels.
Most of the interior pieces of the Philippine-spec L300 are made out of plastic. It also has fabric seats, a steering-wheel made out of polypropelene, and a manual air-conditioning system. For the driver, the said model provides a turn-key ingnition system, a manual adjustable driver's seat with height adjustment, and an analog gauge cluster.
For the FB type L300, up to seven occupants can fit inside. The rear passenger section also comes with rear AC vents.
Technology & Safety Features
As a commercial vehicle, the Mitsubishi L300 for the Philippine market is spartan. It does get a radio tuner, that's linked to two speakers, and sufficient storage room in its front cabin.
For safety, the Mitsubishi-made commercial vehicle gets front-impact beams, side-impact beams, and seat-belts.
Platform & Chassis
The Mitsubishi L300 can either come as a four-door van, or as a three-door van. For the three-seater variant, it has a length of 4,260mm, a width of 1,695mm, a height of 1,895mm, and a ground clearance of 195mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,350mm, and a curb weight of 1,260mm.
In terms of layout, the L300 is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle. It uses an independent wishbone type front suspension, and leaf springs for the rear. Braking is handled by a front disc brake, and a rear drum brake. For its handbrakes, it uses a manual, hand-operated type.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Philippine-spec Mitsubishi L300 uses a Euro 4 compliant 2.2-liter inline-4 DOHC diesel engine with a turbocharged intercooler system. This engine can produce up to 98 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, which sends power to the rear wheels.