Mitsubishi Motors’ UK arm recently unveiled a new special edition L200, the Barbarian SVP II. As the name suggests, this is the second vehicle that Mitsubishi’s Special Vehicle Projects (SVP) division has produced. Supposedly, the first vehicle was successful so the Japanese manufacturer will no doubt look to repeat that success with their latest creation.
Similarly to it’s predecessor, the Barbarian SVP II boasts a two-tone colour scheme. The pick up truck will be available in pearlescent diamond black or metallic Atlantic grey with various details highlighted in orange. The highly contrasting colours were apparently selected to ensure that the vehicle “stands out from the crowd in terms of road presence as well as exclusivity”.
Above and beyond what you’d expect from the exterior of a regular Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian, the SVP II boasts 17-inch bespoke black and orange alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, wheel arch extensions, and a new SVP grille and roof rails. Also, various handles and covers have been picked out in orange to amplify the two-tone colour scheme. Overall, it looks a lot more aggressive and striking.
As for the interior, you will find leather seats complemented with orange accented panelling, stitching and piping. Also, each SVP II’s individual limited edition number, plus the SVP logo, is stitched into the headrests, adding a touch of exclusivity.
Tech-wise, the Barbarian SVP II has all the creature comforts you would expect from a new car like a touchscreen, the ability to play music from your Apple or Android smartphone, keyless operation, Bluetooth and much more.
Under the hood, you will find an all-aluminium 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine, and you can choose from either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel paddle shifters. Lastly, the vehicle has a rotary-dial controlled Super Select four-wheel drive system, which allows drivers to seamlessly switch between two and four-wheel drive at speeds of up to 62 mph on all surfaces. Quite impressive.
The Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II is open to order now, with the first shipments starting in May. Pricing starts at £29,830 (excluding VAT) for both grey and black versions.