Mitsubishi reveals new top-spec Challenger L200 pickup

Those of you missing the Challenger name in Europe might be pleased to hear that it has returned, albeit on a pickup rather than a twin-track crawler.

Mitsubishi has launched its new top-spec Challenger L200, which is available now and will continue to be sold when the new version of the popular pickup launches later this year.

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Based on the current series five model, the new truck comes in three different colours – black, white and grey – and has 17in alloys with black detailing across the whole vehicle, including around the front grille, bumpers, door handles and mirrors.

Running gear remains unchanged, with Mitsubishi’s 180hp, 2.4-litre engine and either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

Torque is rated at 430Nm and it has a towing capacity of 3.5t for tri-axle trailers, but only 3.1t on twin-axle units.

The interior has been matched to the outside, with black leather throughout and an electric, heated driver’s seat. Other useful tech additions include the 7in touchscreen, bi-xenon headlamps, reversing camera and phone connectivity.

The Mitsubishi L200 Challenger is on sale now, priced from £27,705 (OTR, excluding VAT) for the Challenger with manual gearbox, and £29,105 for the automatic version.

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