First Drive: Mitsubishi L200 Trojan

Date: Monday, February 25, 2013

Mitsubishi introduced the Trojan double cab as a permanent member of its line-up of L200 pick-up trucks in July 2012, having previously offered the more compact, standard bed model as a special edition only, brought into the UK in batches of 1000 units – the last of which sold out in May.

 

 The Trojan now gets the same 2.5-litre diesel engine as its double cab stablemates. With 178hp on tap and torque of 400Nm (up 30 and 27% respectively), it does not lack power or grunt.

But while performance is impressive the five-speed manual transmission can be notchy in town and can also leave you wanting an extra gear on the highway.

Bridging the gap between the entry-level 4Work and lifestyle choices such as the Warrior and Barbarian, the Trojan Double Cab (Leather) mixes basic specification with more luxurious features. Priced at £19,324, it has leather seats, 16-inch alloys and climate control but no parking sensors and a fiddly radio with no steering wheel-mounted buttons.

 

 

 



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