Mitsubishi L200 wins Auto Express ‘Pick Up of the Year’ award

The Mitsubishi L200 has won "Pick Up Truck of the Year" in the Auto Express Awards for the third consecutive year, the iconic truck retained its crown at a prestigious ceremony which took place in London

The magazine's judges praised the L200 for its unrivalled all round capability, the truck impressing with its versatility, driving dynamics and high level of standard equipment

Steve Fowler, Editor in chief, Auto Express, explained: "Whether its for work or play, the L200 has a brilliant blend of abilities that make it a worthy award winner. Apart from it's abilities as a workhorse, we love the way it drives with a strong engine and good handling, while it comes with plenty of luxury kit on board, too. In a busy year for pick-up launches, the L200 still comes out on top."

Mike Thomas, General Manager, Product Planning & Incentives, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK said: "We are delighted to receive the award for the third year in a row. The L200 epitomizes the Mitsubishi brand, celebrating our heritage with it's advanced four-wheel drive technology, rugged durability and excellent performance on and off road. We are especially pleased that Auto Express has judged it to remain supreme in a sector that is experiencing significant growth and is more competitive than ever."

Auto Express' annual new car awards span 29 categories and recognize the best cars and automotive achievements of the year. Auto Express is Britain's leading title for car news and reviews, online and in print. It tests and reviews over 1,000 cars a year - more than any other title - and it's website attracts four million unique users a month.

The L200 has been a mainstay in the Mitsubishi Motors UK model range for decades, constantly being at the top of it's sector. At the end of May, L200 sales up over 35% versus the same period last year.

This latest Auto Express accolade adds to the multiple awards that the Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 has won since it's introduction in July 2015.