Mitsubishi L200 gains 3.5-tonne towing capacity

Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi has applied a number of improvements to the L200 pick-up, including an increased towing capacity of 3.5-tonnes.

The manufacturer claims that the L200 is now the only pick-up that can tow 3.5-tonnes on tarmac in four-wheel-drive.

In order to achieve the increased towing capacity Mitsubishi added extra strengthening to the chassis.

The L200 can tow a three-axle braked trailer weighing up to 3.5-tonnes or a one- or two-axle braked trailer weighing up to 3.1-tonnes.

To complement the increase, Mitsubishi has also developed a new heavy-duty towbar that is rated for use up to 3.5-tonnes.

Towing is further aided with the standard fitment of Trailer Stability Assist, a system which works to brake independent wheels on the Mitsubishi L200 to restore stability should the trailer start to snake.

The Mitsubishi L200 also offers a bed payload of up to 590kg at its maximum towing weight, significantly greater than that offered by many of its rivals.

Other enhancements to the latest Mitsubishi L200 is the fitment of Mitsubishi’s touchscreen- and voice-controlled Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) infotainment system, which links with the majority of popular smartphones to allow the driver to make and receive calls, access text messages, listen to music and use the phone’s native satellite navigation systems for the most up-to-date mapping and traffic information.

SDA also integrates the vehicle’s reversing camera display to assist when hitching up a trailer.

Priced from £19,000 (ex VAT), the Mitsubishi L200 is available in single, club and double cab body styles. The pick-up offers a payload of up to 1,060kg.

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