Friday, August 23, 2019

UPDATED: The 2020 Mitsubishi L300 Euro-4 is More Powerful But More Expensive (w/ Specs, Brochure)


Update: Mitsubishi Philippines just released the official power figures. Article as been updated (8/27).

Just like what they’ve done with the Lancer “box-type” in the 1980s, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is about to mark the comeback of one of its most beloved icons: the L300. Discontinued last year due to the country’s shift to Euro 4 emission regulations, the L300 is back, this time sporting a cleaner, more powerful engine, and sadly a hefty price jump.

Mitsubishi dealers across the country is now accepting reservations for the L300 Euro 4. In order to comply with the new emissions standards, the Japanese carmaker has successfully shoehorned the 2.2-liter 4N14, an engine also used in the ASX, Eclipse Cross, Delica, and Outlander. Though MMPC has yet to reveal any official power and torque figures, they do promise “40 percent more torque and power and 10 percent more fuel efficiency” compared to the pre-CRDi L300. The sole transmission is a 5-speed manual. (UPDATE: an updated flyer now indicates the official power figures as: 99 horsepower @ 3,500 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 1,000-1,500 rpm.

Along with the new engine, Mitsubishi has increased the cab height of the L300 by 100 millimeters for improved visibility. Ground clearance remains the same at 195 mm.

Initially available in the “Exceed” body style, the L300 Euro 4 has bigger taillights, new sliding windows, re-contoured side panels, and a gutter-less roof design. Inside, it has a dual A/C system and a 17-seater seating capacity. It also features spray-on lining in the passenger compartment for easy upkeep, too.

The 2019 L300 Euro 4 Exceed is now being offered at P 998,000, a hefty increase from the previous model (P 806,000).  Yet, it puts it equal with the Kia Karga (P 998,000), but still cheaper than the Hyundai H-100 Shuttle (P 1,230,000).

2019 Mitsubishi L300 Exceed Euro 4 Specifications:
  • Overall Length: 4,260 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,695 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,895 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,350 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 195 mm
  • Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight: 2,345 kg
  • Curb Weight: 1,200 kg
  • Payload: 1,145 kg
  • Engine: 2.2 4N14 Euro 4 Compliant
  • Maximum Power: 99 horsepower @ 3,500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 200 Nm @ 1,000-3,500 rpm
  • Fuel System: Electronic Common Rail Direct Injection
  • Fuel Tank: 55 liters
  • Front Suspension: Independent, Double Wishbone
  • Rear Suspension: Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring
  • Front Brakes: 10-inch Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: 10-inch Leading and Trailing Drums
  • Steering: Ball-and-Nut Gear Type, Power Steering
  • Steering Wheel: 2-spoke Polypropylene
  • Tires: 185R14C-8PR
  • Wheels: 14 x 5.0 J Steel Rims

7 comments:

  1. I don't know if its the editing but the new L300 looks like it will be easily toppled over.

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  2. Is it longer than previous model?

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  3. And is the shifter still in the steering column?

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  4. Also it has a all aluminium engine. I wonder how long this thing will last when reckless drivers are to use it. We had a previous l300 fb exceed barely 1 year that driver has already wrecked it. I know the car is bit to blame. But this thing has an all alloy engine. Which will be hard to rework if ever it is needed.

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  5. looks like it will have the 4n14 with 148ps and 360nm that was offered in 2013, as it was available in other countries as the delica

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  6. "Though MMPC has yet to reveal any official power and torque figures, they do promise “40 percent more torque and power and 10 percent more fuel efficiency” compared to the pre-CRDi L300."

    Does it mean the one on the leaflet is not the official power and torque?

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  7. wat is the final gear ratio of this vehicle

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