The Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II has been unveiled this week, and it will make its public debut next month at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. It’s rugged and striking look is emphasised by its bespoke SVP bumper with orange highlights and 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres.
Developed by Mitsubishi’s new creative division, Special Vehicle Projects (SVP), the Barbarian SVP II is the second of its kind after the highly successful first model in 2016. Mitsubishi will only produce 250 examples of the L200 Barbarian SVP II; half of which will be available in Diamond Black and the other half in Atlantic Grey.
The SVP II includes all the standard Barbarian features on the outside, including front and rear fog lights, folding and heated door mirrors, Bi-Xenon headlights, with exclusive SVP II features like 17-inch bespoke black and orange alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, covered by aggressive wheel arch extensions, together with a new SVP grille and roof rails, both of which are also finished in black and orange.
The fog lamp rings, front and rear light bezels, door handle recess covers, puddle lamps and tailgate handle surround are all picked out in orange. SVP tailgate badging, a colour-coded bumper and shark fin-inspired black side steps complete the distinctive look.
The black and orange colour-scheme has been carried into the cab too, with Barbarian-inspired ‘six-pack’ leather seats with suede-like ‘Alston’ inserts having orange accented panelling, stitching and piping.
To give each model a ‘exclusive’ feel, each SVP II’s individual limited edition number, plus the SVP logo, is stitched into the headrests and there’s also a unique ‘SVP’ embossed mat set with orange piping.
Mechanically and functionally, the SVP II has the same specification as the Barbarian. Standard features include the Mitsubishi Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system, which allows users to connect to apps or other features of their Apple or Android smartphone through the 7-inch touchscreen or via voice control; rain and dusk sensors, cruise control, climate control and a reversing camera.
The SVP II is powered by Mitsubishi’s respected 2.4-litre engine, producing up to 178bhp and 420Nm.
Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II prices and availability
Pricing start from a respectable £29,830 plus VAT for both the black and grey versions, and deliveries are expected to start in May 2018. The L200 is backed by Mitsubishi’s five year warranty (limited to 62,500 miles).