What makes a Barbarian SVP II
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.
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.
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.