Tuesday, 2 October 2012 10:02 AM
Having driven the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian pick-up truck, I can confirm that it is a powerful piece of all-terrain kit, with the attitude to match. And now Mitsubishi are offering extra piece of mind for potential new pick-up purchasers with a new, longer warranty. In fact, it’s the longest warranty of any pick-up truck on sale in the UK; a class-leading five years or 125,000 miles.
The Mitsubishi L200 comes in three cab types; single, club, and double, from the purely workman side of truck life to the more in-your-face and hanging out the back of parking spaces – it’s a big ol’ beast – L200 Barbarian ‘lifestyle’ truck that I drove. Thumping low-down torque is readily on tap from the 2.5-litre turbodiesel motor, and even with its generous capacity, I managed a good touch over 30mpg on my week-long test drive.
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK Managing Director, Lance Bradley, said: “Warranty cover for five years or 125,000 miles gives buyers of the Mitsubishi L200 peace of mind for longer than any other pick-up in the UK. The Mitsubishi L200 won WhatVan? ‘Pick-up of Year’ 15 times in 18 years and is renowned as a tough and reliable truck, which is why we have the confidence to put our money where our mouth is. What’s more, the whole L200 range will be covered.”
By Daniel Anslow