One cool pick-up! I had the chance to rev-her-up when Asther got hers (2nd picture, same colour scheme too!!)...well, actually, she was still in Kuching at the time, last month, but Francis (Asther's darling) was so kind as to take delivery of the L200 for her and got her sound systems upgraded! MP3 Alpine console, 8' sub-woofer (built in amp), 4 channel amp, 6X9 speakers...the works!!!
One day, Mike, Francis and I had a ball of a time blasting early 80's and 90's hits in the pick -up... got Rick Astley, 2 Unlimited, Tommy Page, Metallica, Axel F, Genesis!! (if ya can believe it)...damn...those were the days.
Now, a little introduction to the L200:-
The Mitsubishi L200 - was originally the import version of the Mitsubishi Forte, which was discontinued in the Japenese market, the L200 name took the Forte's place in 1987. Meanwhile, it was meant to the debut of the 2nd generation.
The 3rd generation was the first model which built in Thailand, not Japan. The redesign progressions were run again for the 2005 model year. The vehicle is also built in Thailand, but to create a race vehicle first. Called Mitsubishi RTE (RTE stands for Racing Truck Evolution.
But in 2006, it was renamed to Racing Triton Evolution) (top picture, above). Till mid-2005, the production models have been completed. Known in Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand as the Mitsubishi Triton. Triton is the first 3200 cc diesel pickup in its class, and so of Thai truck market.
Oh, by the way,the L200 was one of 2 Mitsubishi vehicles which bagged the top takers in the Autocar ASEAN Car of the Year Awards in October 2006, just last month...the other was no other than the Lancer Evolution IX... Two other Mitsubishi vehicles, the Outlander SUV and the Grandis MPV, were finalists in the Mid-Size SUV and Large MPV categories respectively...
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