- Special edition version of popular pickup
- Orange highlights for outstanding presence
- On sale now from £30k, see it at the CV Show 2018
UPDATE: We'rve now driven the Mitusbishi L200 Barbarian SVP II - click here to read the review.
Mitsubishi has launched a second Special Vehicle Projects limited edition version of the L200 pickup truck. Called the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II, it follows on from the first SVP model launched in 2017.
The spec for the SVP II is similar, but the colour scheme is considerably less subtle. If you don’t like orange, look away now…
What’s special about the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II?
As the name suggests, it’s based on the regular L200 Barbarian trim level – which is already generously equipped with standard kit. To this end, the SVP upgrades are largely cosmetic.
No one is going to miss you coming in one of these.
Available in either pearlescent Diamond Black or metallic Atlantic Grey, the SVP II is resplendent not because of the colour of its body panels but the orange highlighting that has been applied all over the outside (and the inside, but we’ll get to that in a bit).
All of the following on the L200 SVP II are finished in orange:
- 17-inch alloys (in black and orange)
- SVP front grille
- Roof rails
- Front foglamp rings
- Headlight surrounds
- Rear light surrounds
- Door handle recess covers
- Puddle lamps
- Tailgate release surround
If you couldn’t see the pictures, you might not actually believe it.
In addition to this, the SVP II also features wheelarch extensions, ‘shark fin-inspired’ side steps, load bed illumination and a damped, spring-assisted tailgate – much like the original L200 SVP model.
Does the L200 SVP II get any performance upgrades?
The only notable modification to the way the SVP II drives will come from the BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres – which, judging by the previous version, will be a little noisier on tarmac but should provide additional grip on rugged terrain.
The new limited edition is powered by the L200’s standard 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine. Not that there will be much reason for complaint with this – the Mitsubishi is a relatively light pickup and the motor packs 181hp and 430Nm, so it tonks along quite nicely.
You also get switchable four-wheel drive and a choice between the standard six-speed manual gearbox and an optional five-speed automatic transmission.
What’s different about the interior of the Mitsubishi L200 SVP II?
There’s more orange, for starters.
Here it appears on the Barbarian’s ‘six-pack’ seats, the unique SVP mats and the orange illumination for the door sill guards and the footwell ‘mood lighting’.
The seats also feature the individual limited edition number stitched into the headrests as well as the SVP logo.
Standard equipment includes the latest Mitsubishi Smartphone Link Display (SDA) infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone connectivity, plus automatic lights and wipers, keyless go, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, and a reversing camera.
Is the Mitsubishi L200 SVP II a proper limited edition, how much does it cost and when does it go on sale?
Mitsubishi will build 250 examples of the L200 SVP II, individually numbered and evenly split between the black and silver paint finishes.
Pricing starts at £29,830 (plus VAT), and it’s on sale now, with first deliveries expected in May.