The 2022 Mitsubishi L200 is about to enter the new chapter. As you probably know, this truck will hit the roads with significant changes. According to various reliable reports, the new L200 will be the next-gen model. The production already started, so we expect Mitsubishi to launch a new-gen L200 pickup truck later in 2021. At this moment, we know a couple of things about this model and its novelties. On the other hand, some parts will remain a mystery until Mitsubishi reveals more details.
Anyway, we expect to see a completely new design and numerous interior improvements. On top of that, Mitsubishi L200 will provide better ride quality, improved safety, and possibly a new powertrain option. As you probably know, the L200 and Triton models are siblings, available in different parts of the world.
Hybrid Powertrain Still Just a Speculation
The next-gen 2022 Mitsubishi L200 will retain its 2.4-liter engine as standard. This is a diesel powertrain with solid performance, but we expect to see a new engine with more power. At this point, everything is a possibility, besides the all-electric powertrain. A hybrid variant could be the game-changer for the L200 truck. On the other hand, Mitsubishi still didn’t say anything about this outcome. A 2.3-liter dCi is another familiar engine that should be on offer once again.
It is the same engine you can find in the Nissan Navara pickup truck. Again, 150 horsepower is not what the buyers want from the new-gen L200 model. A hybrid powertrain is still a wild guess, but it is a perfectly reasonable solution for L200 and its lower sales. More power and improved fuel efficiency will surely satisfy the fans.
Mitsubishi L200 Redesign
The upcoming 2022 Mitsubishi L200 is coming to the market with a redesign. The complete exterior will suffer a lot of changes and upgrades. The current generation is present for about seven years, so this is the perfect timing for the exterior revamp. For a start, the L200 model will ride on a new architecture. Because of that, changes in terms of size could happen and L200 will probably arrive with slightly larger dimensions.
Mitsubishi will stick to its recognizable design language, but we expect a couple of unique novelties from the manufacturer. The L200 truck will deploy the F-Alpha platform, the same structure that underpins the Nissan Navara variant. The ride quality will be improved and the new L200 will offer new exterior colors, headlights, taillights, and grille.
The interior of the new 2022 Mitsubishi L200 should introduce numerous updates. However, the cabin design and its new features are perhaps the greatest mystery about new generation. As we said, new platform will deliver better comfort, but Mitsubishi will also provide new upholstery. Generally, the goal is to offer more high-quality materials, across all trim levels.
At this moment, we can’t say the current L200 model offers an impressive interior. One thing that needs to carry over is interior practicality. If Mitsubishi manages to combine that with new modern features, L200 will become an instant success.
2022 Mitsubishi L200 Price and Release Date
The next-gen models are always more expensive than the current models. However, the 2022 Mitsubishi L200 will probably arrive with the same price sticker. The manufacturer needs to improve all of the aspects and keep the price intact, in order to manage better sales and revive its iconic truck. With that being said, the new model will cost around $31,000. Mitsubishi will launch the next-gen L200 pickup truck aka Triton later this year.