The new L200 Series 5 impressed the Auto Express judges with its best in class performance, 4×4 ability, economy and driving refinement.

The vehicle was named the winner in the highly competitive category at an awards ceremony held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

Toby Marshall, Sales and Marketing Director at Mitsubishi Motors UK, said: ‘The L200 Series 5 is the ultimate vehicle for commercial duty, combined with SUV-like refinement in quality and dynamic performance. In all key areas the new L200 Series 5 is best-in-class.

‘This award provides us with the perfect springboard for building momentum ahead of the launch in the UK later in the year and really underlines how the L200 Series 5 is set to take the pick-up market by storm.’

A spokesman for Auto Express said: ‘The Mitsubishi L200 is now in its fifth generation, and this model adds car-like sophistication, driving dynamics and running costs to its predecessor’s long list of standard kit.

‘Head off the beaten track and the four-wheel-drive transmission can be engaged with a twist of a rotary control, while a low-range function allows the L200 to explore parts other trucks can’t reach.’