In a year that witnessed the infamous ‘hand of god’ goal by Maradona and the opening of the M25, there was also a full model change for the Mitsubishi L200 and it broke cover in the March of 1986.
The exterior sported a classy makeover with a new front grille design, among other detail changes. And the lines created a shape that looks as tough and modern as it is aero-efficient.
A wider variety of configurations were offered worldwide, including three body types: Single Cab, Club Cab, and Double Cab. Short and long body styles were available for Single Cab along with 2WD and 4WD drivetrain options. A 2.0-litre or 2.6-litre petrol engine were offered alongside a 2.5-litre diesel engine.
The naming changed too, with double-cab L200/STRADA being introduced in Japan in 1991. The model was also called MIGHTY MAX in North America, TRITON in Australia, and L200 in other areas. In North America, it was also sold by Dodge as the RAM 50.
A total of approximately 1,146,000 Series 2 models were produced in the Ohe Plant in Japan, and the Laem Chabang Plant in Thailand.
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