• Mar 27, 2008
Click image for a high-res gallery of the L200 Savana

This week, Mitsubishi's Brazilian operation announced the return of the L200 Savana (the model had been previously available). While it shares its name with the snazzy-looking L200/Triton sold in many other markets (including Brazil), the offroad-flavored Savana variant is based on the last-gen truck. While the ultra-1990s interior is indeed dated, the overall package is pretty bitchin'.

Power comes from an 2.5L SOHC turbodiesel making either 121hp/189 lb-ft or 141 hp/221 lb-ft. An "Easy Select" transfer case lets the driver choose between 4x2, 4x4H and 4x4L modes, and shifts come courtesy of a 5-speed manual. Other standard features include a strengthened chassis, snorkel, roof basket (220 lb capacity), and in-bed storage boxes. The Savana's look is all-business, with charcoal wheel flares, bumpers, taillamp housings and grille trim. Knobby rubber adorns the 16-inch black-painted steelies and the headlight surrounds and hood scoop are finished in the primary body color. The spec sheet also tells us the L200 Savana has 9 inches of ground clearance, a 35-degree approach angle, and 26-degree departure angle.

All of this does not come cheap, mind you. Pricing starts at 86,990 Brazilian reais, or $50,255 USD if you were to do a direct currency conversion (for what it's worth). The price is the only thing we don't really like. The rest makes us wish we had a set of keys and a jungle nearby.


[Source: Mitsubishi Brazil via Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I used to own an L200. A UK spec, with the Warrior package and power upgrade. It was a very capable off-roader. We used to use it as a support vehicle all the time on our ATV tours, going anywhere without a hitch. It made a comfortable daily driver as well, with good power and decent mileage. It looked great too, IMO.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Please Mitsubishi just kill that damn Dakota copy junk truck you call a Raider already and bring this and the Triton compact pickup truck to the states. It's either this or I will wait until Kia, the Chinese, or Tata/Mahindra to bring one to these shores.

      • 6 Years Ago
      not bad. But make mine a 2-door with a full bed please!
      • 6 Years Ago
      50 grand? Really? No thanks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The price is only that high because of excessive taxes in Brazil, which often total more than the car itself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't put too much weight into that dollar value. A US retail price wouldn't be anywhere near that (not that it'd happen anyway). It's like you'll find with cars in a lot of other markets, the direct currency conversion amounts to a surprisingly high dollar value.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh, ok. Probably be closer to $30 grand then? I have no idea, I'm just throwing out numbers.

        The US is going to get a vehicle like this next year, right? The Mahindra somethingorother? That truck they have with the small turbodiesel is hotness. I want it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The L200 Triton is a much nicer rig, this Brazilain model is the old L200, Come On Mitsubishi America wants the Triton, you guys are missing the boat.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why isn't this in the states? Hello?? Mitsubishi? Anyone home?
      • 6 Years Ago
      thats a sweet truck
      • 6 Years Ago
      Japan has had trucks that could kill US domestics for ages. They just haven't been allowed to import them. Instead they have to rebadge american trucks or build completely new platforms in the US.

      The L200 could crush 500 Ford Rangers without even breaking a sweat. I'm sure the Columbian drug cartels could get a few F-150s into the country but they would fall apart too fast to make them practical.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is an OLD truck. It's the exact pick-up equivalent of what we had in the States as the Motero Sport- no bad but certainly dated.
      The new L200 (Triton) Is no smaller than the what we get here from Toyota, Nissan and GM- comes in right at 2t, so its a bit heavier than the others even. If I lived in Europe, I'd certainly shop the Triton against the HiLux.
      The biggest trouble with the midsize segment in the US is that you can get an equivalent truck for not much more money: Snag a Tundra rather than a Tacoma for a grand, or a Titan for just $600 more than a Frontier.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Honda Civic EXS in Brazil costs about 50000 grand either.. So it's not as expensive as it seems..
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sure, and blame it on carmakers' greed, as only the high taxes fail to justify this absurd

        In the UK a Type R Civic, much more expensive and techinically refined than the EXS, even being assembled there in UK paying lotas of taxes too, and even with the higher wages earned by the UK workers, costs less than BR Civic, it costs 25000 Pounds, or 75000 Reais, so, less than the EXS here

        Of course no one will "Give" cars and the main target of every single enterprise is the profit, for sure, but here in BR the carmakers especially the japs, are digging deep and taking the most of this "hype" for jap cars

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