Mitsubishi's Pick-Up Range Gets Bigger And Better | Part Two

Mitsubishi L200 Animal Double Cab

Mitsubishi L200 Animal Double Cab

Mitsubishi’s best selling L200 Warrior Double Cab gets upgraded for 2005 with standard ABS and EBD plus new design 16" 6-spoke alloy wheels and the additional choice of new titanium grey body colour. The Warrior family also gets a new member with a club cab variant joining the high-series range. Created to satisfy those customers looking for the style and image of the Warrior, together with the practicality of a large load bed area and a two-door cabin with rear bench seat, the club cab is priced at £15,699 CVOTR. The Warrior family of 4x4 vehicles has proven very popular with the buying public accounting for 54% of L200 Double Cab sales in 2004.

Also retained for 2005 is the 4Life Double Cab, Mitsubishi’s original lifestyle pick-up. Newly equipped with ABS and EBD and sporty front fog lights 4Life’s host of features, practical towing and load-carrying capability and sensible price tag of £15,499 CVOTR, will continue to make it a popular choice for both business and private customers.

Recognising that many customers now buy double cab pick-ups for both business and private use, Mitsubishi has expanded its comprehensive range of accessories to include a new roof mounted all-in-one DVD system. Available for £999 (excl VAT and fitting), the system allows DVDs, CDs and most MP3 discs to be played along with favourite MPEG video, JPEG and BMP images.

Mitsubishi’s 2005 L200 high-series range consists of (prices CVOTR):

  • Double Cab - Animal £19,999; Warrior (with leather) £17,999; Warrior (cloth) £16,999; 4Life £15,499
  • Club Cab - Warrior £16,699 (with leather) Warrior £15,699 (cloth)
L200 4Work Range

The adaptable 4Work models are again offered in a variety of configurations with single, club and double cab body styles ensuring that the L200 continues to fulfil a diversity of practical applications. Specifications, equipment levels and pricing are all carried over from the 2004 range.

New to the 4Work range for 2005 is the L200 Chassis Cab, a single cab pick-up which has the rear load bed area deleted to meet the needs of customers who require a light commercial vehicle to convert for specialist work purposes.

Mitsubishi’s 2005 4Work range consists of (prices CVOTR):

  • 4Work Double Cab 4WD £14,299
  • 4Work Club Cab 4WD £12,999
  • 4Work Single Cab 4WD £12,699
  • 4Work Chassis Cab 4WD £11,499
  • 4Work Single Cab 2WD £10,299

Mitsubishi's proven 2.5 Turbo Diesel engine is retained for 2005 and fitted throughout the L200 family, as is the proven switchable two/four-wheel-drive transmission, just the Single Cab 4Work is offered with a two-wheel-drive only option.

For those who want to put a little more under the bonnet, Mitsubishi’s Power Upgrade Pack continues to be a popular accessory choice and can be fitted to all L200 models priced at £595 (plus VAT and labour). The additional ECU (Electronic Control Unit) ‘piggy backs’ the existing ECU on Mitsubishi’s Euro III 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine increasing output from 115bhp at 4,000rpm to 138bhp at 4,100rpm. Maximum torque rises from 177lbs.ft. at 2,000rpm for the standard engine to 202lbs.ft. at 3,100rpm. As well as improving engine response, the upgrade also results in a smoother drive at lower speeds.

All Mitsubishi L200 pick-ups come with a comprehensive support package including a three-year/100,000 mile warranty, a three-year pan-European recovery service and a six-year Anti-Corrosion Perforation warranty.

Published 7 December 2004 Melanie Carter

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