With the Land Rover Defender not long for this world, the Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck is in with a shout of being the world’s most serious old-school 4×4 very soon.
With off-road ability to potentially embarrass a NASA moon buggy, and a go-anywhere/carry anything attitude , it’s a Swiss Army knife among cars. But can it do the everyday as well as it deals with the apocalypse? The answer is a capital YES
If you’re into the subject, you’ll know the L200 has a reputation among pick-ups like AK47s have among rifles – it’s a veteran, but still a dependable, useful piece of kit. As far as reliability goes, an L200 is about as likely to go wrong as an egg-timer – just the ticket if business depends on your do-it-all 4×4 getting to the job on time, whatever the weather or terrain.
So while on the outside you’ve got a steel-toed hobnail boot, inside it’s a pleasure.
There’s touchscreen sat-nav and iPod connectivity, automatic climate control, leather seats and contact points, DAB radio, Bluetooth, and a particularly excellent reversing camera. It helps manoeuvre that huge load bay, which can take a 1060kg payload. Or a VW Polo. Plus, selectable all-wheel drive with locking central and rear differentials. A Beast!
With much more to discover, and also witness its superb condition, the Mitsubishi Barbarian L200 ,is at our showroom ready for inspection or test drive