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Mitsubishi unveils revamped L200 pick-up

Mitsubishi has pulled the wraps off its new-look L200 pick-up, which goes on sale here next year.The new L200 gets new front end styling, an enhanced 4WD system that delivers improved off-road performance and new active safety and driver assistance systems, as well as improvements in refinement and ride comfort.

It retains its ladder frame chassis, but has new driver assistance systems including ‘Forward Collision Mitigation’, which detects pedestrians and animals as well as traffic ahead.

It also gets a blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic alert and a new system called ‘Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System’ (UMMS), which reduces throttle input from what the ECU detects as improper use of the accelerator when moving off or reversing in car parks and other confined spaces.

Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko said: “The new Mitsubishi L200 is one of our most important global strategic models. Its success will accelerate the momentum of the company’s sustainable growth. The new model brings enhancements to the durability, reliability and comfort developed over the 40 years since the introduction of the series. I am fully confident the new Mitsubishi L200 will meet the diverse needs and wishes of our customers around the world.”