Here we’re assessing what tow car ability the new Mitsubishi L200 has. It certainly looks like it has the beef to make a good tow car, but what’s the reality?

The fifth-generation L200 pick-up is a different beast from its predecessor. It promises more refinement, lower emissions and better fuel economy. It’s still big and heavy, though, with a kerbweight approaching two tonnes and a healthy 3100kg legal towing limit.

What are we looking for? Well, a double-cab pick-up needs to be tough and practical, but it must also have enough cabin space to be a usable family car. In addition, we’re hoping the L200 Series 5 is a stable tow car.