Mitsubishi Motors UK has joined forces with England rugby captain Phil Vickery, and Raging Bull Limited, to launch a special edition L200 pick-up. Badged the L200 Raging Bull to tie in with Vickery’s exclusive performance clothing company, the new model comes with £2,000 worth of extras for free.
Only available in vibrant Aztec Red and as a Double Cab vehicle, the L200 Raging Bull includes a number of unique features. Most obvious is the dramatic Raging Bull motif at the base of the driver and passenger doors. It’s also stitched into the back support of the leather front seats, and stamped into the front door entry guards.
The front is defined by striking chrome resin guard inserts and a stunning chromed sports grille, flanked by stainless steel headlamp and indicator bezels. At the rear is a stylish step bumper to aid entry into the load bed, and rear stainless steel lamp bezels. The L200 Raging Bull is fitted with functional load liner – made of durable ribbed black plastic – with an integrated and lockable storage box against the cab’s rear bulkhead.
Interior features that are standard on the L200 Raging Bull include Trafficmaster’s award-winning Smartnav navigation system with integrated dashboard touch screen.
The L200 Raging Bull is based on the Warrior model, which means equipment levels are already high. Externally there are stainless steel sidesteps, chromed door handles, graphite grey wheel arch extensions and 17-inch alloys. Inside owners benefit from climate control air-conditioning, leather steering wheel and shift knobs, privacy glass and a six-speaker audio system.
Power comes from the L200’s acclaimed 2.5-litre 136PS DI-D common-rail diesel engine. It’s linked to a Super Select 4WD system via a five-speed manual gearbox, and comes with Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC). The L200 Raging Bull is also available with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Vickery commented: “The L200 is powerful, tough and rugged, yet great to look at. The synergy between the L200, rugby and Raging Bull’s performance clothing makes great sense. Combining style, action and attention to detail, we see great potential in partnering with Mitsubishi as we introduce our new ranges of sports and leisure clothing, later this year.” “We are delighted to be associated with Phil
Vickery and his Raging Bull company,” said Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors UK, Jim Tyrrell. “Mitsubishi has long been associated with active sports, in particular with rugby. The L200 is a perfect vehicle for this association, being tough and versatile with rugged good looks, just like Phil!”
The L200 Raging Bull costs just £19,249. That’s £2,000 more than the standard Warrior, but with almost £4,000 worth of extras included it represents excellent value for money. There will be an initial batch of 500 units.