Mitsubishi Motors has launched a second iteration of its special vehicles division pick-up truck, the Triton Barbarian SVP II in the United Kingdom (known as the L200 in that market). The first iteration of the Barbarian SVP was released in that market almost a year ago, and as before the SVP II will be limited in production run, to the tune of 250 units.

Externally, the Barbarian SVP II appears to expand upon the orange highlight theme as seen on our local-market Triton Athlete, though these visual cues are taken to a greater extent on the SVP II. The colour scheme stands out in particular when contrasted against the original SVP of last year, where black accents were laid over either a blue or black exterior paint finish.

As before, a choice of two paint finishes will be available and these will be equally divided from the production run of 250 units; pearlescent Diamond Black and Metallic Grey, in the case of the Barbarian SVP II. the orange highlights are applied to the 17-inch alloy wheels, front grille, headlamp and tail lamp garnish, foglamp surrounds, door handle recess covers and roof rails.

More of the orange hue carries on inside, where the ‘six-pack’ leather seats get suede-like inserts, stitching and piping in orange, a numbered plaque and SVP logos installed throughout the cabin. On the truck utility side, load bed illumination and a spring-assisted tailgate with soft-opening damper are part of the standard equipment list.

Motive power comes courtesy of the 2.4 turbodiesel engine with 177 hp, mated to the Super Select 4WD system. A choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted shifter paddles is available, and prices start from £29,830 (RM164,149) in the United Kingdom.

Mitsubishi Triton Athlete in Malaysia