In 2017, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK kicked off its Special Vehicle Projects (SVP) programme with a blinged-up Triton bakkie called the Barbarian SVP. And now the Japanese brand has revealed its second special edition, the Barbarian SVP II.
Like the original, the new limited-edition model feature a two-tone colour scheme. Just 250 units will be produced, with half available in pearlescent Diamond Black and half in metallic Atlantic Grey, both with contrasting orange details.
Other extras on the double-cab bakkie (known as the L200 in some markets) include bespoke 17-inch black-and-orange alloys wrapped in BF Goodrich all-terrain rubber and framed by wheel arch extensions. A model-specific SVP grille and roof rails are also included, finished – you guessed it – in black and orange.
The fog lamp surrounds, front and rear light bezels, door handle recess covers, puddle lamps and tailgate handle surround are all also highlighted in orange, while SVP tailgate badging, a colour-coded bumper and black side steps complete the exterior makeover. Load bed illumination and a spring-assisted tailgate with soft-opening damper have furthermore been added.
Inside, you’ll find leather seats with suede-like “Alston” inserts (with orange accented panelling, stitching and piping). Each SVP II’s individual limited edition number, plus the SVP logo, is stitched into the headrests and there’s also an “SVP” embossed mat set with orange piping. Orange illuminated door entry guards and front and rear footwell mood lighting are also included.
Power is provided by the brand’s 2,4-litre turbodiesel engine, which produces 133 kW and 430 N.m, while the rotary-dial-controlled “Super Select” four-wheel-drive system can be combined with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission.
The price? Well, the Mitsubishi L200/Triton Barbarian SVP is priced from £29 830 (about R505 000) excluding VAT, but is available only in the UK…
Ryan has spent most of his career in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics and other forms of crime. But his true passion – reignited by a 1971 Austin Mini Mk3 still tucked lifeless in a dark corner of his garage – is of the automotive variety.