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Mitsubishi launches new Special Vehicle Projects

Mitsubishi has conformed a new SVP (Special Vehicle Projects) programme will launch in the UK with the debut of the new L200 Barbarian SVP pick up.

Revealed at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC today, Special Vehicle Projects is designed to provide Mitsubishi customers with ‘exclusive, highly distinctive vehicles’. All SVP models will be produced in small volumes with significant appearance changes and specific colour options. 

Inspired by the one-off L200 Desert Warrior ‘Pre-runner’, the new 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 L200 Barbarian Double Cab, the SVP version features a more aggressive 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 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 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 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 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine, with 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 available to order now and is priced from £28,479 (excluding VAT) for both blue and black versions.