Mitsubishi Motors Philippines recently celebrated a big milestone—the Japanese carmaker has now sold one million units in its decades-long presence in the country. That run includes iconic models like the Lancer, the Galant, the Adventure, and the L300. And that final model has caused quite a stir.
During the milestone celebration, Mitsu announced that it will be relaunching the L300 once again, this time with a Euro 4-compliant engine. All we know so far is that the van will be manufactured in the Philippines, and that it will be launched in the latter half of the year. For its part, Mitsubishi displayed a prototype version at the event (seen in these photos) to whet our appetites.
We published some of these photos recently, and many readers complained about the recycled design. Looking inside, the van does appear to be very old-school: The dashboard contains #ThrowbackThursday goodies like a column-mounted shifter and a lever-style handbrake, the construction appears to be pretty bare, and perhaps the most modern bit of tech on board (aside from the engine) is the lighter port.
Now, take note that this is merely a prototype. The finished product we'll see in dealerships might look completely different. Do you think the new L300 will be a bestseller once again? Or are there already too many oil-burning options available on the market?