At yesterday's (5 September) annual What Van? Awards ceremony, the commercial vehicle industry's most prestigious accolades, Mitsubishi's L200 range of pick ups continued its winning ways in this event by winning the Best Pick Up Gold Award for 2002. This is the seventh time in the last ten yearsthe L200 has won this award. Making it a Mitsubishi double celebration the Mitsubishi Shogun Commercial vehicle was given the 4x4 Van Gold Award.
The L200 2.5 TD pick-up finished ahead of the Nissan which won the commended award and in the 4x4 Van category, the Shogun Commercial 3.2 DI-D finished ahead of the Land Rover Freelander, which gained the Commended award.
The awards were presented to Jim Tyrrell, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, by Penny Mallory from the TV motoring programme Driven.
Jim Tyrrell said, "for the latest generation Mitsubishi L200 to win this award yet again says something about the heritage of the brand in the tough commercial vehicle world. Not only is the L200 number one for awards, it remains the UK's best selling pick up range with 39% of the market. I am delighted our new Shogun Commercial vehicle has also won its class. Our 4-wheel drive reputation is legendary and this accolade gets our new 4Work range of commercial vehicles of to an award wining start".
Prices for the Mitsubishi L200 range start at £10,295, CVOTR (commercial vehicle on the road price excluding VAT) and the Shogun CV range starts at £17,995 CVOTR. Other 4x4 CV van derivatives in the Mitsubishi 4Work-range start at £10,995 CVOTR.Published 6 September 2002