There are a lot of things to be expected from the 2023 Mitsubishi L200. The truck is sharing the platform with the Triton model. It all depends in which country you are buying the truck. But, those two will share the future. In 2023, the new generation is debuting. Besides the styling changes and a more comfortable interior, the L200 should introduce a hybrid drivetrain. This is a big step for the truckmaker, which can eventually lead to the premiere for the US market.
This is a big step though. But, Mitsubishi is restoring the image in North America. The Outlander PHEV is one of the most efficient SUVs with such a configuration. If the Japanese company manages to carry over the success to the pickup segment, the future in the US seems to be bright. For now, those are just rumors. Meanwhile, the 2023 Mitsubishi L200 is being developed. A fresh exterior and updated interior are making the truck appealing.
2023 Mitsubishi L200 Plug-In Hybrid
The 2023 Mitsubishi L200 is sharing the future with the Triton truck (also called Shogun in a few markets). We can find some traces that the upcoming truck is about to introduce a new drivetrain. A hybrid configuration is not a surprise, having in mind that the Outlander PHEV made a serious impact all around the globe. Even a carry-over can be enough for the company to make a similar effect. There are no hybrid trucks available, so a big reward is waiting for the pioneers in this class. On the other hand, it can be a huge miss, so the truckmakers are very careful. For now, there are experiments with all-electric units. Those are pretty expensive and most models (of a few currently in the production) are available only in the US.
While fans are talking about the hybrid truck, the 2023 Mitsubishi L200 will carry over a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine as the main choice of buyers of the current model. The powerplant can deliver 150 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque in the base form. Mitsubishi is also enhancing power to 180 hp in some markets.
Automatic transmission is optional. All L200 and Triton pickups are going to use a six-speed manual gearbox to send power to rear wheels. Another upgrade available to buyers is a four-wheel drive. Improvements could speed up the truck, which needs ages to get to 60 mph. But, the more important detail on the spec sheet stays put – the towing capacity will be 7,000 pounds.
We can also hear that a 2.4-liter petrol engine is a possibility for the next-gen L200. In this case, you can count on 200 horsepower, but not the towing capacity of a turbodiesel system. A four-cylinder petrol engine can’t haul more than 5,000 lbs. The same petrol unit is the center of the PHEV system, so many experts see it as the perfect starting point for the entire lineup. But, the redesign details are going to be announced this year, and enthusiasts will learn more about the upcoming changes.