At an event in Bangkok, Thailand, Mitsubishi unveiled the sixth generation of its popular L200, also known as Mitsubishi Triton or Mitsubishi Strada, in some markets. The midsize pickup truck has been completely redesigned with a new platform, diesel engine, and look that combines ruggedness and sophistication.
New Platform and Engine
The 2024 Mitsubishi L200 is based on a newly developed ladder frame chassis that increases the torsional rigidity by 60 percent compared to the previous model. The new frame also improves the pickup truck's ride comfort, handling stability, and off-road performance. The suspension system has also been revamped, with a double-wishbone setup at the front and a leaf spring arrangement at the rear.
Under the hood, the new Mitsubishi L200 pickup truck features a new 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that comes in three output levels: 148 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, 181 horsepower and 316 pound-feet of torque, and 201 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. The new engine is said to be more efficient and cleaner than the old one, thanks to reduced friction loss and improved combustion. The diesel engine is paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, depending on the market and trim level.
The 2024 Mitsubishi L200 also offers two four-wheel drive systems: Super Select 4WD-II and Easy Select 4WD. The former features a center limited-slip differential that distributes the torque between the front and rear axles in a 40:60 ratio. It also has five selectable modes:
- 2H (rear-wheel drive)
- 4H (four-wheel drive)
- 4HLc (four-wheel drive with locked center differential)
- 4LLc (low-range with locked center differential)
- Neutral (for towing)
The latter is a simpler system that has three modes: 2H, 4H, and 4HLc.
In addition, the 2024 Mitsubishi L200 comes with seven driving modes that adjust the engine, transmission, brake, and steering settings according to the road conditions. The modes are Normal, Eco, Gravel, Snow, Mud, Sand, and Rock. The truck also has hill start assist and hill descent control systems to assist the driver on steep slopes.