Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi L200

Here’s a first look at Mitsubishi’s brand new L200 ahead of its world launch at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The fifth generation of the farming workhorse has big boots to fill, with the previous model selling 1.3m units over its nine-year stint.

Up front the fresh-faced L200 will have the option of a new 2.4-litre turbo-charged diesel delivering 180hp and 430Nm torque.

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And down below there will be a six-speed gearbox that can be ordered in manual or automatic.

The truck is due to be launched in Europe this summer.

Nissan Navara

Nissan Navara

Also set for a big relaunch is the Nissan Navara, which had remained pretty much untouched since its debut in 2005.

Sketchy details suggest it will be powered by a 2.3-litre oil-burner, which should offer fuel savings over the outgoing 2.5-litre lump.

The 160hp version will churn out 403Nm torque, while the 190hp is expected to reach 450Nm.

The transmission options are either a six-speed manual or a seven-speeder if you go for the automatic option.

Towing capacity has been upped to 3.5t and top-spec models are expected to sit on coil suspension, while cheaper options will bounce on traditional leaf springs.

The new Navara is expected to arrive in early 2016.

What else?

Renault pickup

Elsewhere, a new-generation Toyota Hilux is on the horizon, as well as facelifts for the Ford Ranger and VW Amarok in the next year or so.

Meanwhile, Fiat has plans to launch a Mitsubishi-sourced pickup and Renault (pictured above) is set to make its debut on the pickup market with a machine based on the new Navara.