Mitsubishi is unveiling the new SVP (Special Vehicle Projects) program with the debut of the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show), held at the NEC, Birmingham, starting today until 27 April.
Designed to provide Mitsubishi customers with exclusive, highly distinctive vehicles, Mitsubishi SVP models will be produced in small volumes with significant appearance changes and specific color options.
Inspired by the one-off Mitsubishi L200 Desert Warrior ‘Pre-runner’, that also features on the Mitsubishi Motors UK stand (Hall 4, stand 4G90), the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP will be limited to a production run of 250 with half available in Electric Blue metallic and the other half in Cosmos Black.
Building on the generous specification of the highly-successful Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian Double Cab, the SVP version features a more aggressive and eye-catching look via revisions to the exterior and interior.
Most noticeable are the additions of 17-inch bespoke black alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, shrouded by exclusive new wheel arch extensions, while the purposeful look is reinforced by an all-new grille and an exclusive black finish on the headlamp and tail lamp bezels, fog lamp surrounds, roof rails and rear bumper.
Completing the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP’s unique exterior features are shark fin-inspired side steps, load bed illumination, puddle lamps, soft-opening tailgate damper and an SVP emblem on the tailgate.
Inside, the limited-edition model has Barbarian-inspired ‘six-pack’ leather seats with suede-like ‘Alston’ inserts. Each vehicle’s individual limited edition number and the SVP logo are also stitched into the headrests. Front and rear foot-well mood lighting together with illuminated Barbarian door entry guards add to the special feel of the interior.
Standard features of the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP also include rain and dusk sensors, keyless entry, satellite navigation, Bluetooth, Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, cruise control and reversing camera.
Power is provided by the proven and efficient 2.4-liter turbodiesel engine, which produces 180hp and 430Nm of torque, while the rotary-dial controlled Super Select 4WD system can be combined with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel paddle shifters.
The Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP is priced from 28,479 pounds for both blue and black versions.
Edited: Mitsubishi U.K.