Premium carmakers aren’t the only ones with a special projects division, as Mitsubishi has launched its new Special Vehicle Projects (SVP) programme in the United Kingdom. Its first creation is a variation of the Triton pick-up truck (known as the L200 there) called the Barbarian SVP.

As Mitsubishi SVP models will be made in small volumes, only 250 units of the L200 Barbarian SVP will be offered, with half of them being painted Electric Blue metallic and the other half in Cosmos Black.

Each of them will feature an enhanced exterior thanks to 17-inch bespoke black alloy wheels shod with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, new wheel arch extensions finished in black and a redesigned grille. Additional black accents can be found on the lighting units, roof rails and rear bumper.

Other bits of kit include shark fin-inspired side steps, load bed illumination, puddle lamps, soft-opening tailgate damper and an SVP emblem on the tailgate. Moving inside, the limited-edition model is fitted with Barbarian-inspired “six-pack” leather seats with suede-like ‘Alston’ inserts.

The headrests also get individual limited edition number and the SVP logo stitched onto them, while mood lighting and illuminated Barbarian door entry guards complete the interior package.

No changes under the hood, with the familiar 2.4 litre turbodiesel engine producing 180hp and 430Nm of torque. A Super Select 4WD system can be combined with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission to transmit power to all four wheels.