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Cut-Price L200 Twin-Cab

Wed, 09 May 2001
Mitsubishi has launched a new diesel four-wheel-drive twin-cab version of its L200 pick-up at pre-VAT prices from £13,995 on the road. Because their payload is more than 1 tonne, the trucks qualify for the full commercial vehicle VAT refund allowed to any appropriate VAT registered business. They can also be driven as company vehicles at the low benefit in kind tax rates allowed for commercials.

Badged Trojan the cut-price models all have the same 2.5 litre diesel engine developing 98bhp, and 177lb ft (240Nm) torque at 2,000rpm. Top speed is 88mph and standard kit includes part-time four-wheel-drive, power steering, electric front and rear windows, electronic immobiliser, side protector mouldings, headlamp washers, rear cabguard frame and load-hooks.

Trojan III, priced at £14,495 + VAT does away with the cabguard frame and load hooks and instead is fitted with alloy wheels, colour-keyed front bumper, side steps, wheelarch extensions, two-tone paint, electric heated door mirrors and central locking. At £15,495 + VAT, Trojan IV has in addition a leather steering wheel and gearshift knob, driver and passenger airbags, ABS and air-conditioning.

All are covered by Mitsubishi's 3 year 100,000 mile warranty and six year no perforation warranty. The existing range of L200 Twin Cabs continues at pre-VAT prices from £15,591.49 to £18,991.49.

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