Mitsubishi L200 Workshop and Owners Manual | Free Download Mitsubishi L200. The Mitsubishi Triton is a compact pickup truck produced by Mitsubishi Motors. It was originally known as the Mitsubishi Forte in Japan from 1978 to 1986, when the name was discontinued as the pickup was not sold in its home market for a while. It returned to Japan in 1991 as the Strada. New shape L200 Manual or Automatic? New shape L200 Manual or Automatic? I've got a new shape animal in manual and love it. I use it for towing a large twin axle caravan. However, if I were buying another, I'd go for an automatic next time. I much prefer auto when manoeuvring with the caravan etc. I also find auto fine off road.