We haven’t seen a spy shot of the next-generation Mitsubishi L200 (also known as the Triton, Strada, and various other monikers depending on the region) since July. This new set of images captures what appears to be a more rugged version of the pickup than in previous photos.
Up front, the new L200 has a large mesh grille. The headlights have bracket-shaped elements and stacked lights on the outer edges. The lower fascia has a simple opening for air inlet.
Unlike the example in the previous spy shot, this truck has body cladding around the wheel holes. There is also a running board under the door. The roof rack is another feature that was not there before.
At the rear, the truck uses vertically stacked taillights. The tailgate is a traditional single panel, not the multi-functional design that is becoming increasingly common on full-size American pickups
The rendering above attempts to remove the camouflage. From what it looks like in various spy shots, this seems to be a decent guide on what to expect. The main difference is the lack of body cladding around the wheels. However, those trim pieces may not be available in all versions of the truck.
Previous reports indicated the new L200 vehicles have a longer wheelbase and have a wider track. Judging from these pictures, the truck is getting bigger.
The exact powertrains are still a mystery. Expect a variety of petrol and diesel engines to be available. In areas where emissions are tight, such as Europe, plug-in hybrids may be available.
The new L200 will reportedly share the platform and possibly other components with the next-generation Nissan Navara, which will arrive later. Even if the foundation is the same, it is expected that the two vehicles will have a completely different design.
In June 2021, Nissan announced that it would withdraw the Navara from Europe by the end of that year. The company’s rationale is the shrinking truck market in the region. It’s unclear whether the launch of a new generation of pickups will prompt the automaker to reintroduce the product there.