New Mitsubishi L200 Triton Looks Cool With Suspension Lift and Body Kit
11 August 2020 - autoevolution
America has the Ranger, but over in Europe, other manufacturers offer a variety of quite similar compact pickup trucks.
The Mitsubishi L200 Triton is perhaps the newest and most interesting-looking.
Mitsubishi has a tiny range of models it sells in America. The range starts with the $14,000 Mirage city cars and ends with the Outlander crossover. The Japanese company did have a pickup before. It was called the Raider and only sold for four years. Basically, this was just a rebadged Dodge Dakota, and it didn't do well.
But over in the UK, the L200 has been popular for many years, and they recently showed a new version. This is it. It's got a modern face covered in chrome and LED lighting, putting the battered Ford Ranger to shame.
Obviously, this one isn't stock. We found this off-road conversion package from a company called Wild Offroad. To put it simply, it's got a massive 4-inch suspension lift, which the Turkish owner needed to go camping.
This has been paired with a set of BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM3 tires measuring 315/75/16. They look too big for the compact truck. But fortunately, an aftermarket bolt-on widebody kit has also been installed. More recently, they've also installed a rack over the bed where rescue services can mount a stretcher and other survival gear.
Back about a year ago, Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer of Mitsubishi, said the company is indeed looking to offer a pickup in America. But it probably won't be this. The model would land in 2024, and according to the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, there's only supposed to be one pickup platform.