This is the new one, already introduced last year in Thailand as well as in spring in Geneva. Apart from the design, the only thing that has been changed is the motorisation, probably because of the morestringent Euro 6 exhaust gas regulations. It also now has a six-speed gearbox instead of five.
The performance of the weaker Diesel, which now has 113 kW (154 HP) has been increased more than the stronger one with 133 kW (181 HP). Perhaps even more important, is the 30 Nm more torque which both of them have. Compared with the 2007 model,the CO2-value of 169 g/km, has been enormously reduced, indeed with the converter-automatic, it produces 20 g/kg more, even the paddles on the steering wheel don't help much here.
Apart from being a little longer, it's outside measurements have remained the same, perhaps adapting to a certain extent to their competition, the Nissan Navara. The interior has always been comparablewith that of a motor car. Now apparently, it has become even quieter, which perhaps, applies also to the former somewhat growling engine.
For an off-road vehicle, the L 200 was considered to be comfortable with a sufficient amount of space, particularly on the rear seat-bench. As can easily be seen in the above picture, it has maintained it's running boards, which are more of an obstruction thana help when driving in rough terrain. Despite having a wheelbase of 3 metres, it is still quite agile, with a turning circle of just under 12 metres. 06/15