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HOMY_DEMIO
05-13-2005, 09:24 AM
Here are some older pics that had been taken by Ewanskelly some time ago:<p><IMG SRC="http://img104.exs.cx/img104/8540/ewans2638291523qz.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.guideauto.com/AlbumPhoto/ewans263829153.jpg" BORDER="0"></i><p><br><i>Modified by Santeno at 4:45 PM 5/13/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by HOMY_DEMIO at 3:27 PM 5/13/2005</i>

Charger
05-13-2005, 09:26 AM
hmm... it's a bit strange looking. I like the front but the back is too.. i dunno. Its a good thing the U.S. gets the Raider.

bm88
05-13-2005, 09:30 AM
It does look wierd, but I really like it.<p>Suprised its not American to be honest, daring styling for an EU pickup.

nismo
05-13-2005, 10:24 AM
Not bad... the newer Mitsus that are designed in EU and Japan look way better than the blated stuff the US design team(Galant,Eclipse,Endeavor) is coming up with.<p>But I will say I actually like the Raider..

ritmo
05-13-2005, 11:12 AM
Its grille looks like that of a Renault, and the image was found at nissanadventureclub.com. Does this mean that this new Mitsubishi is in fact a rebadged Renault/Nissan or a vehicle made in collaboration with Renault/Nissan? Or is it just that the Mitsubish grille is somewhat similar to the Renault one these days?

HOMY_DEMIO
05-13-2005, 11:16 AM
ritmo<p>the all new L200 is not alliance with renault/nissan surely.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by HOMY_DEMIO at 1:33 PM 5/13/2005</i>

thainogkok
05-13-2005, 12:50 PM
This L200 will produce in Thailand and export to other country not only for Asian region but almost every country that This L200 marketed.<p>The production car will bigger and wiil get more powerful engin than current L200.<p> belive me when this car arrive showroom you will see exterior that look like cartoon car and immagine SpongeBob <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0"> drive it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>

Santeno
05-13-2005, 01:45 PM
Here is an image submitted by one of our members in Asia (If you are going to use it, please keep it as a link only):<p><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Santeno/293254814414.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...4.jpg</A>

Ascariss
05-13-2005, 02:44 PM
i'll post the other uncovered pictures soon.

Pavilion
05-13-2005, 03:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here is an image submitted by one of our members in Asia (If you are going to use it, please keep it as a link only):<p><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Santeno/293254814414.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...4.jpg</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Looks like Next Gen Eclipse meets Sport trac. It has a lot of flair and is more interesting than the Raider. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
05-13-2005, 08:17 PM
i like it a little bit but there is way too much goin on.

M-Titan Man@NacT
05-14-2005, 05:04 AM
I am HOMY_DEMIO friend,When I see full Series Images(from mitsu thailand factory)ZX,then i think that the back view ugly but front view beautifull,copy from dakar 2005 prototypes and top engine 3.2 litre commonrail variable genometry turbo intercooler 164 ps,and i confused that a/t transmissions will 4 speed or 5speed same pajero <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

Tidal
05-14-2005, 11:29 AM
<A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/Santeno/293254814414.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...4.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img144.echo.cx/my.php?image=concept1990gobi1vo.jpg" TARGET="_blank">[img=http://img144.echo.cx/img144/8392/concept1990gobi1vo.th.jpg]</A><p>Is it just me?

Cozz
05-14-2005, 12:54 PM
I thought they were going to use the Dakota chassis but I guess not by the looks of it.

Speedstick
05-14-2005, 04:29 PM
The Raider is hideous! It'd rather have this personally.

AM2
05-14-2005, 04:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought they were going to use the Dakota chassis but I guess not by the looks of it.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I think the Dakota based Raider is considered too big for the european and asian market, so we will get the smaller L200.<br>In Asia the Dakota is considered as a near full-size pickup truck.

Roadster44
05-15-2005, 02:51 AM
Mitsu has a terrific off road heritage I say use it! Bring the truck here and make it tough off-road. I think it would do well.

HOMY_DEMIO
05-15-2005, 11:12 PM
L200 is used new chassie smaller than dagota and raider.

evomk8
05-16-2005, 06:57 AM
The front loks like it's based on the Pajero Evolution X-Country rallycar (used in the Dakar rally)... Interesting, but very busy.

evomk8
05-20-2005, 07:12 AM
Here's a news story from Thailand featuring two small pics of the truck, one exterior shot without any camo and an interior shot. I have to say that the interior looks nice.<p><A HREF="http://www.bangkokpost.com/Motoring/20May2005_motor52.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bangkokpost.com/Mot...2.php</A>

JOKEJOE
05-24-2005, 09:11 AM
<p><IMG SRC="http://www.l200.org.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/DSC00049.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.l200.org.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/DSC00041.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.weekendhobby.com/offroad/strada/picture/215254813041.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><IMG SRC="http://www.weekendhobby.com/offroad/strada/picture/215254813015.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>JOKEJOE

AXIS
05-24-2005, 09:31 AM
that looks alot more like the concept truck they showed a couple years ago than the Raider well done Mitsu. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> why can't we have this as the Raider?

evomk8
05-24-2005, 11:07 AM
Thanks for the big pics Jokejoe.<br>Two of them aren't working though...<br>

nismo
05-24-2005, 01:19 PM
This isn't bad at all. It would really help Mitsu's image in NA, but because of high taxes to import trucks to the US it won't happen. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I wonder how it compares in size to the Tacoma, Frontier, and Dakota/Raider?

SHIFT_thefuture
05-24-2005, 11:00 PM
oh god i was capture the designer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www2.manager.co.th/mwebboard/imgWebboard.aspx?QNumber=108630" BORDER="0">

bolita
05-25-2005, 07:54 AM
Looks like this pick up segment is going soft... In any case a huge move in styling for MMC!<p>Where these taken in Thailand???

Regazzoni
05-25-2005, 08:04 AM
Not my favourite segment, but finally something original in th pick-up world.<br>Nice front.

SHIFT_thefuture
05-25-2005, 09:29 AM
mmc plant thailand.

against the wall
05-25-2005, 03:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SHIFT_thefuture</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">oh god i was capture the designer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www2.manager.co.th/mwebboard/imgWebboard.aspx?QNumber=108630" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>woah i can definetly see the resemblence

Charger
07-04-2005, 07:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TeeDi</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Guy's I know that there is a thread on this somewhere, but I did a search and nothing came up, so if one of the mod's want's/need's to move this to the other thread, please do. Thanks<p>I found these pic's on an Australian car site, carpoint.ninemsn.com.au<p>It's of the all new generation Mitsubishi Triton, which is what is called in Australia, or the Mitsubishi L200, in other market's.<p><IMG SRC="http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/carcontent/reviews/mbishi/2006triton01b.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/carcontent/reviews/mbishi/2006triton02b.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE>

The Water Is Poison
07-04-2005, 07:57 AM
I think we can give Mitsubishi its Eulogy now...

bolita
07-04-2005, 08:51 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think we can give Mitsubishi its Eulogy now...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This will not make it to the US but I am sure it will be a hit in ASEAN markets as well as Europe and Latin America...<p>Should have the most pwerful Diesel engine in class 3.2L 175 HP

Redline
07-04-2005, 09:32 AM
It looks pretty good I think. Not to mention it has a likeable interior. It looks like a good truck, but it wouldn't fly in the US just because it is a Mitsu, elsewhere I'm sure it will do good.

JRodrigues
07-04-2005, 01:34 PM
I prefer the previous model, that entered the Dakar with Carlos Sousa in it's racing version<br><IMG SRC="http://media.novacinco.com/getmedia.asp?e=3&mt=prodmedia&mti=conteudo01_zoom&f=412A4DCA-D1F6-4365-8149-3DEBA3515491.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://media.novacinco.com/getmedia.asp?e=3&mt=prodmedia&mti=conteudo01_zoom&f=90755BB9-86F4-4DE4-A2B5-38014CF6BA24.jpg" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
07-05-2005, 06:50 PM
i'm positive this would do better in the US than the raider would. unlike the raider, this looks different and could capture market share with its looks. quality seems better too.

SHIFT_thefuture
08-07-2005, 12:36 AM
another test pics before unveil world premier early this month in THAILAND<p>The Mitsubishi TRITON a compact truck size is installed HYPER ENGINE<p><IMG SRC="http://pics.manager.co.th/Images/548000012896401.JPEG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://pics.manager.co.th/Images/548000012896402.JPEG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://pics.manager.co.th/Images/548000012896403.JPEG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://pics.manager.co.th/Images/548000012896413.JPEG" BORDER="0"><p>DO you like it?<p>for european zone pls wait The NEW Triton in next year

thainogkok
08-07-2005, 02:10 AM
1 tone picup truck in Thailand....<p>isuzu sale ordinary commonrail engine but they call super commonrail.<br>now mitsu call HYPER commonrail. <p>very competitive ,not even omit the name.

CarMattZu777
08-07-2005, 06:23 AM
This trucks function looks limited. The bed of the truck looks small and it has less space because it tapers at the rear. The cab also tapers at the back and causes there to be less space in the bottom, probably sacrificing footroom for rear passengers. Unique looks, and a nice interior, but I don't think this can do the work a D-MAX can do. I think even the Hilux which is almost car-based can do better work than this. But it does look like it would be a great family vehicle.

AM2
08-07-2005, 09:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarMattZu777</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I think even the Hilux which is almost car-based can do better work than this. But it does look like it would be a great family vehicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.star-motoring.com/pics/hilux2005s.jpg" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.star-motoring.com/pics/hilux2005s1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>By the way, whats "almost car-based" about the Hilux?<br>

bolita
08-08-2005, 08:49 AM
I believe its tapered on the outside but the bed is a rectangle from the inside... In any case, I do agree that these 1 ton pick ups are becoming more and more "soft" and family guided - at least visually.<p>I really dont know how capable they are now.

Swallow Doretti
08-08-2005, 10:45 AM
Man, do I wish Mitsubishi would bring that thing to the States! Let's face it--it's not like most people use their compact pick-ups here for more than lifestyle vehicles anyway.

CarMattZu777
08-08-2005, 11:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://www.star-motoring.com/pics/hilux2005s.jpg" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.star-motoring.com/pics/hilux2005s1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>By the way, whats "almost car-based" about the Hilux?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Its based on a platform that is shared with the Kijang/Innova minivan. And even the auto press has said it doesnt perform as well as a truck should, and constantly the bottom would scrape the ground in rough terrain:<p><A HREF="http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au/portal/alias__carpointau/tabID__84014/ArticleID__7460/DesktopDefault.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://carpoint.ninemsn.com.au....aspx</A><p>From article:<p>"The most obvious problems with the new HiLux are its small tyres and lack of ground clearance. On the test vehicle the clearance situation was made worse by aluminium side steps that soon resembled battered garbage tin lids. Underbonnet there has also been compromises."<p> <B> but the rocky sections soon caught out the HiLux. The front bash plate bottomed out on rocks that the Rodeo and Navara -- and previous model HiLuxes -- have cleared with ease. My 13-year-old HiLux leaves the 2006 model for dead in the rough stuff. After banging the bash plate for the umpteenth time one of the testers remarked: "It's not a HiLux anymore, just a 'Lux".</B> <p>Anyways....<p>The compact pickup market in Asia is turning from function to form, and I dont think that they are going to have as much sucess. Roads and terrain in many countries there is rough, and real trucks are needed. The D-MAX and the Nissan pickups still can provide this, but these new Toyotas and the new Mitsubishi have sold out.

bolita
08-08-2005, 11:27 AM
So what is the image of the Ford Ranger/Mazda B Series in the ASEAN region?<p>I have heard that the Ranger/B Series is up for a redesign come 2007 and I wonder if these new twin products will end up being softer than the current edition....

AM2
08-08-2005, 11:37 AM
Off Topic: <br>Toyota Hilux 4X4 255/70R15, ground clearance 21.2 cm<br>Isuzu D-max 4X4 245/70 R16, ground clearance 22.5 cm<br>Is this what makes it almost like a car? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
08-08-2005, 12:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So what is the image of the Ford Ranger/Mazda B Series in the ASEAN region?<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'm not sure about the whole ASEAN region, but in the Philippines it has a rugged/ value for your money image, but to beat the new Hilux and D-max, looks like they need a new model ASAP. <p>Ford Ranger XLT<br><IMG SRC="http://www.motioncars.com/carchart/photos/ford_ranger.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

AM2
08-08-2005, 12:14 PM
<IMG SRC="http://pics.manager.co.th/Images/548000012896402.JPEG" BORDER="0"><br>Haven't seen a single photo of a new L200 with a rear bumper. Is it an option or will it be avialable on other models?

evomk8
08-08-2005, 02:16 PM
Your point about pick-up trucks becoming soft is well taken. You are most certainly entitled to your opinion, yet I find your assessment of the Mitsu truck premature.<br>The truck will feature an optional 3.2l direct injection common-rail turbo diesel w/ intercooler slated to produce in the vicinity of 175hp. <p>source: <A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=105822" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...05822</A><p>Further, consider Mitsu off-read pedigree and there is a good chance that the vehicle won't have any problems in the rough.<p>The truck bed does appear to be somewhat small... looks could be deceiving...<p>In the end, I guess we have to wait for the launch in Thailand later this month and get the final specs, as well as a few press reviews... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
08-08-2005, 02:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>evomk8</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The truck bed does appear to be somewhat small... looks could be deceiving...<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>In general, most if not all ASEAN pickup trucks have small truck beds(by North American standards). <br>One of the reasons the USDM either gets extended versions of these trucks or entirely different pickups which are larger.<p>I guess the rounded rear end and the lack of a rear bumper makes the new L200's bed look even smaller.<br>

evomk8
08-08-2005, 02:56 PM
Of course the fact that it is a four-door further reduces usable bed space...<br>In case I haven't said so already, I like the overall design...<p>I do agree, where's the rear bumper <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

bolita
08-08-2005, 03:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I'm not sure about the whole ASEAN region, but in the Philippines it has a rugged/ value for your money image, but to beat the new Hilux and D-max, looks like they need a new model ASAP. <p>Ford Ranger XLT<br><IMG SRC="http://www.motioncars.com/carchart/photos/ford_ranger.jpg" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wonder what route Ford/Mazda will follow soft or rugged! No pix are out yet even though its about 1 year away ...

AM2
08-08-2005, 03:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>evomk8</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Of course the fact that it is a four-door further reduces usable bed space...<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>What I meant was USDM pickups really have longer truck beds.<br>For example look at the bed of the *ASEAN Colorado and that of the USDM Colorado.<br><A HREF="http://img64.imageshack.us/my.php?image=coloradoaseanandusdmversions5n.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/8554/coloradoaseanandusdmversions5n.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br>*the ASEAN Chevy Colorado is built on the D-max's 6 inch shorter wheelbase.<p>In some cases stretching the truckbed and wheelbase is not enough, they make a whole new larger truck for the USDM like Tacoma, Raider etc.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 6:35 AM 8/9/2005</i>

AM2
08-08-2005, 03:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I wonder what route Ford/Mazda will follow soft or rugged! No pix are out yet even though its about 1 year away ...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I always thought someone already posted photos of the next gen Mazda pickup with camo in an old thread. hmmm....

CarMattZu777
08-08-2005, 06:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Off Topic: <br>Toyota Hilux 4X4 255/70R15, ground clearance 21.2 cm<br>Isuzu D-max 4X4 245/70 R16, ground clearance 22.5 cm<br>Is this what makes it almost like a car? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thats about a 5 inch difference, for us non metric countries. That can make BIG difference. Plus, its not only the ground clearance that has hurt the workhorse ability of the Hilux but also, as mentioned in the article above, the placement of certain components. They said it bashed the rocks that the D-MAX/Rodeo and Navara took with ease. Plus, the small tires look like they came from the Toyota Echo or Corolla. All these factors are characteristics of cars, not trucks, and hurt the trucks ability. However, it is said to be comfortable and has a nice interior, pluses from being so carlike, so I think Toyota meant for it to be this way.<p>Evomk8, I understand we can't judge it immediately, but this new Mitsubishi appears to be a little less functional thatn the current L200. But as you said, we will have to wait until its release to be 100% sure.

evomk8
08-11-2005, 06:25 AM
Does anyone know when the actual launch date for Thailand is?

bolita
08-11-2005, 08:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I always thought someone already posted photos of the next gen Mazda pickup with camo in an old thread. hmmm....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I tried searching for them but nothing... Do you have the link?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
08-11-2005, 10:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Off Topic: <br>Toyota Hilux 4X4 255/70R15, ground clearance 21.2 cm<br>Isuzu D-max 4X4 245/70 R16, ground clearance 22.5 cm<br>Is this what makes it almost like a car? </TD></TR></TABLE><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarMattZu777</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Thats about a 5 inch difference, for us non metric countries. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Hmmm... 5 inches for you, but for non-metric countries, that would be a<B> 0.51 inches </B>difference. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>They must recall those free Isuzu rulers... <B>just kidding</B>. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3770/isuzuruler8go.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 2:03 AM 8/12/2005</i>

VVTL-I
08-11-2005, 12:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmmm... 5 inches for you, but for non-metric countries, that would be a<B> 0.51 inches </B>difference. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>They must recall those free Isuzu rulers... <B>just kidding</B>. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3770/isuzuruler8go.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>He must be using fuzzy math.........<p><i>Modified by AM2 at 2:03 AM 8/12/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmmm... 5 inches for you, but for non-metric countries, that would be a<B> 0.51 inches </B>difference. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>They must recall those free Isuzu rulers... <B>just kidding</B>. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3770/isuzuruler8go.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><i>Modified by AM2 at 2:03 AM 8/12/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

evomk8
08-11-2005, 12:50 PM
Official specs for the new Mitsubishi Common Rail DI-D Turbo Intercooler which will power the newStrada (L200) are now available:<p><A HREF="http://www.mitsubishi-motors.co.th/image/new_engine/index_eng.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mitsubishi-motors.c...g.htm</A><p>The 3.2l only makes 165PS (about 163HP), which is a little disappointing. At least it makes 260ft/lbs of torque... now if they would have provided the rpms for those numbers....

CarMattZu777
08-11-2005, 07:15 PM
The "new" engine actually comes already from the Pajero. In an article I just read (where it was actually road tested), they said it has good power but is noisy and not as refined as Toyota's and Isuzu's. They said the interior is sporty and very nice. But they also said they were not impressed with its driving characteristics. But they also said it was much better than the current dated offerings from Mazda, Ford, and Nissan. So its still a bit mixed.

evomk8
08-12-2005, 06:52 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The "new" engine actually comes already from the Pajero. In an article I just read (where it was actually road tested), they said it has good power but is noisy and not as refined as Toyota's and Isuzu's. They said the interior is sporty and very nice. But they also said they were not impressed with its driving characteristics. But they also said it was much better than the current dated offerings from Mazda, Ford, and Nissan. So its still a bit mixed.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Though similiar, the Pajero engine did <U>not</U> feature Common Rail technology. IMHO, this engine can basically be considered "new".<p>They only compared the Mitsu unit to the refinement of the Toyota engine... no mention of the Isuzu...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by evomk8 at 8:28 AM 8/12/2005</i>

evomk8
08-12-2005, 08:23 AM
First brief road test of the new Triton (L200, Strada) by the Bangkok Post.<p><A HREF="http://www.bangkokpost.com/Motoring/12Aug2005_motor55.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bangkokpost.com/Mot...5.php</A><p>They like the truck overall, but found the engine to be a bit on the noisy side (greetings CarMattZu777 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and the steering too numb.<p><br>The Bangkok Post also speculates on the upcoming G-Wagon (Pajero Sport, Nativa) replacement, expected to be revealed at the next Bangkok Motor Show in March 2006.<p><A HREF="http://www.bangkokpost.com/Motoring/12Aug2005_motor56.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bangkokpost.com/Mot...6.php</A><p><B>EDIT: The Bangkok Post archives its articles and only makes them available if you sign up... So, look at the articles soon!!!</B><br>

CarMattZu777
08-12-2005, 10:03 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>evomk8</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>They only compared the Mitsu unit to the refinement of the Toyota engine... no mention of the Isuzu...<p><br><i>Modified by evomk8 at 8:28 AM 8/12/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>They did say:<p> We still have to determine the Triton's fuel consumption and road manners in real-life driving conditions in a more intensive drive later this year to see whether it can show its mettle over the D-Max and Colorado.<p>I think its fuel consumption counts in how refinex the engine is, plus noise levels. I wouldn't want an engine thats noisy and unefficient.

evomk8
08-12-2005, 11:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarMattZu777</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>They did say:<p> We still have to determine the Triton's fuel consumption and road manners in real-life driving conditions in a more intensive drive later this year to see whether it can show its mettle over the D-Max and Colorado.<p>I think its fuel consumption counts in how refinex the engine is, plus noise levels. I wouldn't want an engine thats noisy and unefficient.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. I'm a numbers person, however, and will be looking for the db numbers at differing rpm speeds.<br>They also did mention that the ride verall was good and backseat passengers would not complain about the ride being bouncy... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

evomk8
08-16-2005, 09:43 AM
Autoindex has some more pictures and complete engine specs. IMHO, looks pretty good.<p><A HREF="http://www.autoindex.org/news.plt?no=1187" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoindex.org/news.plt?no=1187</A>

taskbearer
08-16-2005, 10:32 AM
That truck looks fantastic both inside and out. <p>I think Import duties on cars from southeast asia are to be lifted by 2009, so when that happens, mitsu should dump the raider for this. I don't think the raider will ever succed. It has no place, no individuality.