ON TEST L200 2.4 DI-D Barbarian.
Mitsubiushi was the first car maker in Britain to figure out the potential of the market for lifestyle trucks. As a result, this is the third generation of L200 to tempt buyers with poshedup models like the Barbarian.
This is the range-topper in a lineup that offers alloys, cruise, air-con, Bluetooth and USB as standard on all models. Pay the premium and you add things like leather, climate and bigger alloys, plus full-time four-wheel drive and the availability of an auto gearbox. In addition, the Barbarian features an impressive looking multimedia display with a touch screen operating various satnav and infotainment functions.
It may be at the top of the range, but the Barbarian doesn’t try to hide its true nature. Its dash is trimmed in hard plastics – however they feel strong rather than cheap, so they’re certainly becoming of a pick-up truck.
Likewise, while the seats are trimmed in leather it’s tough rather than soft. The driver’s seat is electric, too – though it doesn’t
have adjustable lumbar support, and we found ourselves shifting about uncomfortably after an hour or so.
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