The Mitsubishi L300 has been omnipresent in the Philippines for as long as we can remember. It’s been ages since its creator has meddled with its foundation, and for good reason: Why fix what isn’t broken?
This seems to be the case, too, for the next iteration of the iconic people mover. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) has given us a glimpse of what’s next for the L300 during the company’s one-million-unit-sales celebration, and based on our first impressions, not much has changed.
Granted, the vehicle unveiled during the celebration is only a prototype, so nothing’s set in stone—at least not yet. Let’s focus on what we do know.
First off, the most important bit is that the new L300 will come with a Euro 4-compliant engine. This new mill, MMPC says, will provide more power and more torque, though the company remains tight-lipped on any further details.
Next, the body will carry more modern elements of Mitsubishi’s design language, including the Dynamic Shield grille. The front bumper will also see a revision. The van will be assembled locally.
Finally, MMPC says the all-new L300 will go on sale within the latter half of the year. Exactly when that will be remains to be seen.
Expect more details about the next Mitsubishi L300 as the year progresses. What do you think of the prototype, though? Check out the photos and let us know in the comments.