The United Kingdom has tapped Mitsubishi
to replace the country's aging fleet of sand skipping Mitch-mobiles (so named by us after this vehicle type's supporting role on the international hit show BayWatch
) that serve and protect hapless Brits at the beach. The fleet will be comprised of L200
4Work double-cab pickups specially outfitted to aid British lifeguards in their daily duties. The modifications include custom racks carrying surf rescue boards, emergency lighting, an onboard PA system and special badging. Initially the order will be for only a dozen L200s, though that amount will triple over two years and eventually the L200 will replace all 62 beach patrol pickups around the UK.