The new 2020 Mitsubishi L200 Series 6 is on sale now, with prices starting from £21,515 (CVOTR) or £25,755 for private buyers.

The L200 pickup is an important model for Mitsubishi, accounting for a third of the brand’s sales in the UK.

It’s also a firm favourite of ours, ranking at the top of the pile of Japanese pickups in our group test.

Launched last year in Thailand, the new L200 features bold styling as well as a number of engineering changes aimed at improving both road manners and utility.

Power comes from a new 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel that produces 150hp and 400Nm of torque – down somewhat on the previous model‘s 178hp and 430Nm.

A six-speed transmission is standard, while a new six-speed automatic (replacing the previous five-speeder) is also offered.

WLTP-certified economy figures reveal 32.1 mpg for the manual, and 29.1 mpg for the auto.

While most pickups offer only part-time 4WD systems, the L200 retains its full-time 4WD set-up, complete with low-range and rear diff-lock.

Also retained is the L200’s 3.5-tonne tow rating, although payload and gross train weights have both been increased slightly, to 1,080 kg and 6,155 kg respectively.

There’s more kit than ever before, with some models boasting LED headlights, 360-degree camera, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, hill descent control, and more.

Three models are available initially, starting with the utilitarian 4Life available as both a Club Cab (£21,515) and Double Cab (£22,715).

The mid-range Warrior is available from £26,400, with leather upholstery available for a further £1,200, while the six-speed auto adds £1,400.

The range-topping Barbarian is yours for £29,300, although an upgraded Barbarian X priced at £32,200 brings with it additional LED lighting, electro-safety gubbins, and niceties such as a heated steering wheel.

2020 Mitsubishi L200 Prices

Club Cab 4Life Diesel Manual 4WD: £21,515 (£25,755 OTR)
Double Cab 4Life Diesel Manual 4WD: £22,715 (£27,195 OTR)
Double Cab Warrior Diesel Manual 4WD: £26,400 (£31,617 OTR)
Double Cab Warrior Leather Diesel Manual 4WD: £27,600 (£33,057 OTR)
Double Cab Warrior Diesel Auto 4WD: £27,800 (£33,297 OTR)
Double Cab Warrior Leather Diesel Auto 4WD: £29,000 (£34,737 OTR)
Double Cab Barbarian Diesel Manual 4WD: £29,300 (£35,097 OTR)
Double Cab Barbarian Diesel Auto 4WD: £30,700 (£36,777 OTR)
Double Cab Barbarian X Diesel Auto 4WD: £32,200 (£38,577 OTR)