Mitsubishi L200 load area

As they are commercial vehicles, pickup trucks require a large and practical load area to fulfil their duties. In this long term update, we look at the size and capabilities of the Mitsubishi L200’s load area.

Mitsubishi L200 load area dimensions

The load area of the Mitsubishi L200 double cab measures 1,470mm long by 1,470mm (1,085mm between the wheelarches) wide, making it by far one of the smallest load beds in its class. Most other pickups have a load length and width of at least 1,500mm.

Most of the L200’s competitors have a side wall height of at least 500mm, but its only 475mm on the L200. The loading height, however, is fairly accessible at just 850mm from the ground.

Mitsubishi L200 payload

Mitsubishi has adjusted the gross vehicle weights, so that the payloads stay the same across the four different trim levels, with the transmission being the only differential. Payloads are rated at 1,045kg for the manual and 1,050kg for the automatic, which is around average for the segment.

Mitsubishi L200 load bed liner

The Mitsubishi L200 load area comes with a tough and durable load bed liner with six lashing point, which is standard across the double cab range. The tailgate opens to 180 degrees on the 4Life and Titan models, although the rear bumper on the Warrior and Barbarian restricts this to 90 degrees. The tailgate on the Barbarian is soft opening, so it doesn’t free fall once opened.

Mitsubishi L200 hardtops

Mitsubishi offers four different hardtops, including two canopies. The GST Plus canopy features central locking integrated with the tailgate, pop-out tinted side windows and a front window for ventilation, while the more premium Adventurer III top also comes with an LED interior lamp and roof rails.

The sleek Full Box adds aerodynamic protection to your load bed, Fully lockable and with gas powered cover, the Full Box comes in the full range of L200 colours. Meanwhile, the gas-assisted tonneau cover offers a low profile alternative that protects your load bed while retaining the classic profile of the truck.

Click here to read more Mitsubishi L200 long term test reports.

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Mitsubishi L200 load area

About The Author
- Liam Campbell is an award-winning journalist with a Masters degree in Automotive Journalism from Coventry University. Growing up on a farm and learning to drive in a Mark 1 Range Rover (his left thigh is still twice as big as his right), Liam likes to think he knows a thing or two about commercial 4x4s. Previously, he was the Van Editor at Parkers and resident pickup expert at Car Magazine, before taking up the post of Editor at Professional Pickup & 4x4. Follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/maxximum_load

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