The all-new L200 features a comfortable interior space which while being sporty in appearance expresses high quality and reassuring safety. Elements contributing to this include the cockpit's sporty color scheme which runs from the instrument panel into the side trim and soft-touch surfaces.
Engine & transmission
The powertrain uses MMC's 4N15 turbocharged 2.4-liter MIVEC diesel engine which complies with stringent European environmental regulations and is fitted with MMC's Auto Stop & Go idling stop system. On the move, CO2 emissions are kept to just 169 g/km (6-speed manual transmission models) giving it environmental performance among the best in its class. The engine also uses a variable geometry turbocharger, which allows the effective aspect ratio of the turbine to the altered as conditions change, to generate gutsy torque right from low-end engine speeds and deliver smooth acceleration and virtually lag-free response all the way up to high rpm. This engine gives the L200 powerful and stress-free performance even when carrying a full load of cargo Two transmissions are offered: a new 6-speed manual and MMC's 5-speed with Sport Mode and paddle shifting.
The L200 uses the same Super Select 4WD-II drivetrain as the Pajero all-round SUV. The 4WD system achieves superior all-terrain performance with the choice of four modes, including 2WD for maximum fuel economy and three 4WD modes to handle different surface condition.
Living space noise levels have been minimized through the strategic placement of sound- and vibration-absorbing as well as damping materials and by increasing body stiffness. The suspension has been optimized to deliver a very smooth ride. The new L200 retains the 5.9 m turning radius of its predecessor, among the tightest in its class, while the use of a lower steering ratio reduces the amount the wheel has to be turned, making for more responsive steering and better drivability.
The new L200 uses MMC's RISE reinforced impact safety body structure and is fitted with seven SRS airbags for improved occupant safety in the event of a crash. Active safety features include Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) which, when pulling a trailer, automatically helps keep it on line in side winds and other times it becomes unstable; and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) which warns the driver when his vehicle is about to drift out of its lane.