Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) proudly announces the return of its iconic L300 Cab and Chassis. With its strong heritage as a dependable partner and with over 190,000 units sold, the Mitsubishi L300 is known for its durability, convenience and being affordable, making it the business vehicle of choice by many Filipino entrepreneurs.
Upon the implementation of Euro-4 restrictions by the government some years back, the original L300 Cab and Chassis van could not be offered for sale unless it met the more stringent emissions requirements. After disappearing for over a year and a half, the iconic L300 is officially back on the market. Thanks to Mitsubishi’s tireless research and development, the L300 has returned with a new Euro-4 compliant engine.
The new engine not only meets Euro-4 requirements but also boasts of 40-percent more power and torque for more payload and pulling power. The secret to the cleaner emissions and added power is the new 4N14 2.2-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine. It produces 99 PS and 200 Nm of torque. It’s paired to a five-speed manual that drives the rear wheels.
On the exterior, Mitsubishi has retained the familiar boxy styling, with subtle changes like a new grill and a bumper with a lip spoiler. The entire body has been raised by 100 mm. Inside, the L300 retains much of the original interior with an updated gauge cluster and new radio.
To allow it to cater to the various needs of MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprise), Mitsubishi continues to offer the L300 in various body styles made by either Centro or Almazora.
The L300 Cab and Chassis is manufactured at Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Corp.’s MMPC’s Sta. Rosa plant in Laguna, and undergoes a number stringent quality control measures.
“The L300 is one of our products that we are very proud of. Its legacy roots from the years of dependable quality performance and affordable cost of ownership that the L300 provides the market. We are very excited for the return of the trusted workhorse as we know that the L300 will once again play a vital role as reliable vehicle for various transportation requirements. The improved features and fuel efficiency will, without a doubt, be one of the key highlights of this unit that will help drive the Filipino business forward,” said MMPC First Vice President for Sales & Marketing , Alvin S. Dalida.
The 2020 Mitsubishi L300 (Cab & Chassis) starts at a suggested retail price of P804,000. For the L300 with FB bodies built by either Centro or Almazora, the price goes up to P998,000.00.
By Iñigo S. Roces