Mitsubishi Car News

Mitsubishi’s Special Vehicle Projects division has got hold of the L200 pick-up and conjured up this special edition Barbarian model that will be limited to just 250 units. It’s the second vehicle to be produced by the team, following an earlier special edition L200. This latest version is striking thanks to the orange detailing, with the bodywork finished in either Diamond Black or metallic Atlantic Grey. Based on the Barbarian Double Cab, the newcomer features 17-inch black and orange alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres and wide wheel arch extensions. There’s an orange grille and roof rails, together with front fog light and rear tail cluster surrounds, door protectors and tailgate handle surround, all finished in the same striking hue. The load bed is illuminated, and access is aided by a spring-assisted tailgate with soft-opening dampers. Inside, there’s leather and suedelike Alston inserts with orange accents, stitching and piping, and the vehicle’s limited-edition number and SVP logo is embossed into the headrests. Standard equipment includes bi-xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, Mitsubishi’s smartphone link display audio system, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, keyless entry, cruise control and a reversing camera. Under the bonnet is the familiar 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine, with the option to choose between a sixspeed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. Prices start at £36,091 for the manual and £37,771 for the automatic, with both prices including VAT and on-the-road charges.

Rumours about the launch of the Shogun Sport in the UK have been circulating for well over 18 months, and now they have been confirmed by the announcement of prices. The Shogun Sport 3 model costs £36,905, while the Level 4 edition is priced at £2,000 more at £38,905. Due to arrive in showrooms in the spring, the Shogun Sport is based on the L200 pick-up and even shares its 2.4-litre DI-D powerplant. All-wheel-drive is standard and is combined with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes leather upholstery, electric front seats, LED headlights, tail lights and daytime running lights, as well as dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, rear parking sensors and keyless entry. There’s also rear privacy glass, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers and power folding door mirrors. The Shogun Sport 4 also features heated front seats, an uprated audio system, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot warning, a 360-degree camera system and headlight washers. But one of the biggest benefits of Mitsubishi ownership is the provision of a five-year warranty for the first 62,500 miles of the car’s life.