The Mitsubishi L200, a mid-sized truck sold throughout the Middle East, is such a well built vehicle that Dodge is going to make use of it as well througout the country with a Ram rebadge. That’s right, if you happen to purchase a Ram 1200 out in the Middle East, it’s actually a Mitsubishi L200.
What the Truck Offers
This compact truck is designed for utility more than anything else and it comes with a capable engine that can be relied upon to get the job done. It’s fitted with either a 2.4 liter or 2.5 liter four-cylinder engines and offers between 126 and 134 HP. While that doesn’t seem like a whole lot of power for a truck, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s enough for most standard truck tasks.
Meeting a Good Price Point
This Middle East-destined truck offers performance at a good price, and it’s something that buyers should pay attention to out there. That’s because the truck is pretty capable, and it’s designed with long-term performance in mind.
Will it Come Stateside?
Mitsubishi hasn’t offered a truck in the states in quite some time, and it’s not likely that the L200 is going to come to the US either. This is mostly due to the lower power output that the vehicle provides. Perhaps if Mitsubishi switched out the engine for something more potent before moving to the US it could stand a chance for success. It’s not a bad looking truck, and it’s just the no-frills reliable tool that we need in the United States.
Dodge is known for creating good quality trucks, and it’s impressive that the automaker would rely on a truck produced by Mitsubishi to offer to its customers. That’s a testament to Mitsubishi quality, and shows that you can rely on Mitsubishi SUVs like the Outlander, and Mitsubishi engineering in general.
It will be interesting to see if Mitsubishi bring a mid-sized truck to the United States in the near future. With demand for mid-sized trucks slowly climbing back up, it’s a move that would make sense, and something that truck enthusiasts could get excited about.