MITSUBISHI GUIDE TO TOWING

Whether you’re planning to pull a caravan, a trailer, a horse box, a boat or anything else, you need to do it safely and legally. Our guide to towing gives you all the information you need to get started and ensure your towing experience goes smoothly.

GETTING STARTED

OPEN UP A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF EXPLORATION AND PRACTICALITY

It’s almost always necessary to do your homework before setting off to tow something. You must ensure your vehicle is up to the task, know the law and how not to break it and take the time to practice driving with your load.

GETTING STARTED WITH TOWING

Ensure your vehicle can handle the trailer. Every vehicle has a towing capacity that you must not exceed.

Check the Gross Trailer Weight (that’s the trailer + the load) against the manufacturer’s stated Maximum Towing Capacity for your vehicle.

The engine of your vehicle also needs to be powerful enough to cope with the extra load, particularly when climbing hills

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DRIVING

INFORMATION ON DRIVING WHILST TOWING TAKE SOME TIME TO CHECK OUT TOWING ON SHORTER JOURNEYS

Pulling a load inevitably impacts on the performance of your vehicle. Stopping distances increase, cornering and manoeuvres take longer and require extra care. Being familiar with how your vehicle behaves when towing is really worth the time and effort.

Environmental factors can impact on the driving experience much more noticeably, particularly strong cross-winds. Take note of the weather forecast and be just that little bit more careful.​

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MITSUBISHI SHOGUN

When you really need a 4×4 nothing beats the Mitsubishi Shogun for its pure mix of power and luxury. Capable of towing up to 3,500kg and taking that load off-road it’s the ultimate machine for country pursuits and adventures off the beaten track.

Model shown: LWB Shogun SG4
Seating capacity7
Fuel tank capacity lts (imp.galls)88 (19.3)
Gross vehicle weight kg (lbs)3030 (6680)
Kerb weight kg (lbs)2375 (5235)
Towing capacity, braked kg (lbs)3500 (7716)
Towing capacity, unbraked kg (lbs)750 (1653)
Trailer nose weight kg (lbs)140 (308)
Roof loading capacity kg (lbs)100 (220)
Wading depth mm700


MITSUBISHI L200 SERIES 5

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK have been setting the bar for pick-up trucks for years and with the L200 Series 5 we have created the ultimate evolution. It boasts an impressive amount of muscle, with a total load capacity of 4,090kg, the L200 Series 5 is ‘showing the world how it’s done’.

Model shown: Barbarian Double Cab
Seating capacity 5
Fuel tank capacity lts (imp.galls) 75 (16.5)
Gross vehicle weight kg (lbs) 2905 (6404)
Kerb weight kg (lbs) 1860 (4100)
Max payload capacity kg (lbs) 1045 (2303)
Towing capacity, braked kg (lbs)1 3500 (7716)
Towing capacity, unbraked kg (lbs) 750 (1653)
Trailer nose weight kg (lbs) 125 (276)
Total load capacity kg (lbs)* 4090 (9016)

For any pick-up truck the total load capacity will be reduced when taking into account a tow bar and additional equipment. Towing capacity is for 18MY L200 only


MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER

With the perfect blend of urban chic and its roots in the wild outdoors, the Mitsubishi Outlander has adventure and freedom built into its DNA. Whether you’re hitching the trailer to haul furniture across town, taking the jet-skis to the lake or heading off into the sunset with the caravan in tow, the Outlander has you covered.​

​Model shown: GX4
​Seating capacity​7
​Fuel tank capacity lts (imp.galls)​60 (13.2)
​Gross vehicle weight kg (lbs)​2260 (4982)
​Kerb weight kg (lbs)​1600 (3527)
​Towing capacity, braked kg (lbs)​2000 (4409)
​Towing capacity, unbraked kg (lbs)750 (1653)​
​Trailer nose weight kg (lbs)​100 (220)
​Roof loading capacity kg (lbs)​80 (176)

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER

​With the perfect blend of urban chic and its roots in the wild outdoors, the Mitsubishi Outlander has adventure and freedom built into its DNA. Whether you’re hitching the trailer to haul furniture across town, taking the jet-skis to the lake or heading off into the sunset with the caravan in tow, the Outlander has you covered.

Model shown: Outlander 4
Seating capacity7
Fuel tank capacity lts (imp.galls)60 (13.2)
Gross vehicle weight kg (lbs)2260 (4982)
Kerb weight kg (lbs)1600 (3527)
Towing capacity, braked kg (lbs)2000 (4409)
Towing capacity, unbraked kg (lbs)750 (1653)
Trailer nose weight kg (lbs)100 (220)
Roof loading capacity kg (lbs)80 (176)
Model shown: Outlander PHEV 4h
Seating capacity5
Fuel tank capacity lts (imp.galls)45 (9.9)
Gross vehicle weight kg (lbs)2340 (5159)
Kerb weight kg (lbs)1845 (4068)
Towing capacity, braked kg (lbs)1500 (3307)
Towing capacity, unbraked kg (lbs)750 (1653)
Trailer nose weight kg (lbs)75 (165)
Roof loading capacity kg (lbs)80 (176)


MITSUBISHI ASX

Offering unmatched versatility and style and available with 4 wheel drive, the ASX offers pulling power above what you might expect from an urban crossover but we’ve designed it to be more than just a city car and for its size, on a par as good at towing as its big brothers.

Model shown: ASX 4
Seating capacity5
Fuel tank capacity lts (imp.galls)60 (13.2)
Gross vehicle weight kg (lbs)1,980 (4,365)
Kerb weight kg (lbs)1,445 (3,185)
Towing capacity, braked kg (lbs)1,400 (3,086)