Mitsubishi is the unsung star of the off-road commercial vehicle world. Its vans and 4x4s take a good dose of Japanese reliability, quality and durability, toughen it up even further, and add a key ingredient – impressive driveability. The L200 was the UK's second best-selling pick-up truck in 2018, and has been among the top three every year since 2016. Indeed, the RAC described Mitsubishi as “taking the off-road van sector more seriously than just about anyone else”.
Let’s start, then, with the L200, a true off-road veteran now in its fifth decade. Versatile, powerful and solidly built, it offers the perfect combination of rugged good looks on the outside, and comfort, space and refinement on the inside. With a payload capacity of up to 1,060kg, plus towing capacity of up to 3,500kg in the newest models, it’s equipped to take on heavy duty work, while standard four-wheel drive means you can brave any terrain with confidence. Supportive seats and plenty of storage make the cabin comfy and practical, and its agility on the road is equally impressive.
The award-winning Outlander Commercial, derived from the Outlander SUV passenger car, is Mitsubishi's smallest commercial vehicle, with a payload capacity 705kg and a maximum towing capacity of 2,000kg. Its off-road capability is allied to a comfortable ride and good body control on the road, while fuel economy of up to 53.3mpg makes it a cost-effective option for businesses. There’s also a petrol-electric hybrid for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint and cut running costs further.
The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport – which returned to the UK last year in 2018 – is an SUV with proper off-road ability. Boasting exceptional grip and able to wade through 70cm of water, it makes light work of the most tricky ground, while 3,100kg of towing capacity means you can haul plenty behind you whenever necessary. It seats seven adults comfortably, or you can fold both rows of seats to create a 1,488-litre load space. If you need proof of Mitsubishi's ability to make durable vehicles, the company estimates that almost two thirds of the 18,500 previous generation Shogun Sports sold in the UK between 2000 and 2007 are still in use.
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