L200 belongs to the line of authentic 4x4s that established the Mitsubishi Motors name in Europe. It is no surprise then that it owes much of its layout inspiration to the most stunning of all, the 2002 Pajero Evo 2+2 concept / Pajero Evolution racer.
Typical of Mitsubishi Motors layout strategy, this approach already gave birth to New Colt (from the 2001 CZ2 concept), to Grandis (from both the 2001 CZ3 Tarmac and Room Liner concepts) or to i (from the 2003 i concept), as it will lead to an all-new 2007 C-segment sedan (from the 2005 Concept-sportback).
Highly acclaimed both at motor shows and in the desert, Pajero Evo remains a powerfully, coherent and honest layout statement. As such, it offers the new Mitsubishi L200 with a long-lasting and genuine identity, true to its roots and devoid of any layout trick.
L200´s nearly identical sharp lines, Mitsubishi Mount Fuji grille and firm stance remains clearly visible, but adapted to production, regulations and real-life driving conditions. Such is the reason for a more rounded edge of the bonnet in order to offer Mitsubishi L200´s driver with an unobstructed view of the road. It also contributes to Mitsubishi L200´s lowest Cd in its segment (0. 46 to 0. 51 according to versions, vs. 58 for the current Mitsubishi L200) for lower fuel consumption and lower wind noise level.
Europe's best selling pick-up and its SUV sibling since its release - the Nissan Navara and Nissan Pathfinder - have been given a mid-term boost with a number of significant improvements developed to keep them at the top.
Among the changes are the arrival of a new and technically advanced 3. 0-litre V6 diesel engine; hight-priority enhancments to the well-known 2. 5-litre Dci diesel; greater levels of passive safety; new equipment including the availability of a state-of-the-art Nissan Connect Luxury touch-screen satellite navigator, a luxury Bose audio system and a back view camera; improved dashboard class and a number of look-and-feel changes to keep Nissan Navara and Pathfinder looking sharp.
Together the enhancments reinforce Nissan's premier position in the all-wheel drive sphere and strengthen both Nissan Navara and Pathfinder's status in a hugely competitive segment.
Launched at the Geneva Motor Show, the enhanced new-look Nissan Navara and Pathfinder models are due on sale across Europe in April 2010. They will be followed two months later by the new 3. 0-litre V6 diesel main models.