What makes a Bar­bar­ian SVP II

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The en­gine

The L200’s diesel dis­places 2442cc – big for a four-cylin­der en­gine. With 317lb ft of torque, it’s tuned for low-down re­sponse, good for haul­ing loads, off-road­ing and easy run­ning on-road. It’s the only pick-up with an all-alu­minium en­gine.

Switch­able 4wd

You can choose to drive the L200 in ei­ther rear- or four-wheel drive thanks to the Su­per Se­lect 4x4 sys­tem – just turn the ro­tary con­troller next to the gear­stick. Push it down and twist it fur­ther and you can first lock the cen­tre diff and, if you twist it again, en­gage low-range gear­ing for par­tic­u­larly tough off-road work.

L is for lux­ury

This L200 Bar­bar­ian SVP II has Blue­tooth, DAB ra­dio, dual-zone air-con, auto head­lights, heated/fold­ing mir­rors, key­less go, USB in­put, multi-func­tion steer­ing wheel and SD-card sat-nav. Driver aids in­clude cruise con­trol, rear-view cam­era, lane-de­par­ture warn­ing, hill-start as­sist and trailer-sta­bil­ity as­sist.

And load-lug­ging

The L200’s loadbed is 1470mm wide, 475mm tall and 1520mm long. You’ll get a lot of stuff in there, and the re­tractable load cover keeps it safe. The bed can carry 1060kg, and you can safely load a fur­ther 3000kg in a braked trailer.

SVP II up­grades

The lat­est from Mit­subishi Special Ve­hi­cle Projects, this Bar­bar­ian SVP II gets orange ex­te­rior de­tail­ing, shark-fin side steps, beefed-up whee­larch ex­ten­sions, satin-black rear roll bars and unique orange-and-black 17-inch al­loy wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich All-Ter­rain tyres.

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