A long time ago, there was a mid-size pickup truck called Mitsubishi Raider. It wasn’t very popular, so they didn’t put it in production for too long. Still, it has a truly good name, which could be in use once again. While the L200 is doing really well overseas, it looks a little bit too small for the North American markets. Nevertheless, the Japanese producer doesn’t want to look only nice to being called the mid-size truck segment that is growing pretty rapidly these days. It seems like they are planning a new pickup for the U.S. market, and it will be called the 2022 Mitsubishi Raider.
At the moment, this is just a rumor. Everybody is waiting to hear something from the representatives on this matter. Nevertheless, numerous unofficial reports suggest we could see this truck on the market already this year.
Mitsubishi is generally all about crossovers at the moment. Everybody probably wonders what the new 2022 Mitsubishi Raider would look like. The popular mid-size pickup is as a final point getting a reshape, after so many years of waiting. Consequently, the new Raider would have the same mechanics, riding on Nissan’swell-known F-Alpha platform.
In addition to mechanics, the dimensions will most probably be the same. On the other side, the 2022 Mitsubishi Raider will offer something of different styling, for the most part at the front. We can expect a completely different face, which would have an appearance a lot like models like L200, Eclipse Cross, etc. Obviously, there is always plenty of possibility for some special details as well.
In the matter of the interior design, we expect that the general arrangement will be pretty much the same as in the approaching Frontier. This mainly refers to the size but brings up the dashboard as well. Pickup trucks don’t have Spartan interiors anymore, so we guess that the new Raider will keep an eye on the same trend and offer a cabin that looks pleasant and also offers some nice-looking materials.
Certainly, we rely on loads of standard and optional gear, including the latest tech features. In relation to can configurations, we can be sure of both single and double cab layouts. The drawn-out kind of a cab could be on offer as well.
202 Mitsubishi Raider Engine
In this feature, no bigger changes will happen. The 202 Mitsubishi Raider will use the same arrangement as the impending Frontier, which can mean a newly-developed V6 engine from Nissan, that has previously been presented in the outgoing version of the truck. The engine measures 3.8-liters in displacement and has some of the highest output ratings in the class. The max power is ranked at 310 horsepower, while we can also count on a max torque of 281 pound-feet.
Power goes through an innovative 9-speed automatic transmission, to rear wheels in base models, and to all wheels as an option. At this time, facts about towing capacity are still unavailable. Still, we expect that the new model will be capable to tow more than 7.500 pounds.
2022 Mitsubishi Raider Release Date and Price
The 2022 Mitsubishi Raider could arrive already in this year, rumors say. Nevertheless, we have to take this with a big reserve, bearing in mind that the executives are still discreet about this truck. If it arrives, we assume the starting price would be around 30.000 dollars, approximately.
The competition in the segment is pretty aggressive and some of the main players are models like Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger , etc.