Mitsubishi L200 Spy Video Shows Medium Truck Crane Testing On US Land

A few weeks ago, our spy photographer spotted a Mitsubishi L200 prototype during testing in Europe. The midsize pickup truck, otherwise known as the Triton or Strada in other parts of the world, is about to undergo a major overhaul. Reports have stated that the launch of the next generation model takes place in 2023.

In line with this, a pair of L200 prototypes were spotted again but this time on US soil, courtesy of YouTube TFL now. The two medium-sized trucks concealed their identities. A quick glance at the spy shots below and the truck above confirms that they are indeed L200 prototypes.

One thing you’ll notice on the prototypes is that they both drive right. They also wear Michigan manufacturer plates, which begs the question of why they are in the US. For the record, one of the prototypes is crane testing.

Much like what we’ve seen in previous sightings, the L200 prototype caught in transit wears a rugged guise as seen in the taller fender flares, roof rails and wheels. The vertically stacked headlights are also visible, as well as the large integrated grille and running board under the doors.

Information about the next-generation Mitsubishi Triton/Strada is scarce at this point, although we do know that it is being co-developed with Nissan. Because of this, the next generation Navara is expected to share the same platform, albeit with a different body. Nissan trucks will arrive later than Mitsubishi.

TFL now speculates that the reason why this prototype was seen in the US, specifically in Michigan, may be because Ram brought back the Dakota nameplate. We’re not holding our breath for that, but it’s important to note that Stellantis is intrigued by the idea based on previous reports.

The upcoming major change of the L200 line is expected in 2023, although the exact date has yet to emerge.

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