Shogun Sport gets SVP Treatment

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Mitsubishi has worked its SVP magic over the L200 plenty of times, but at the CV Show today they revealed a version of the pick-up truck’s station wagon counterpart.

The Shogun Sport SVP Concept accentuates the rugged DNA of the Shogun Sport, by altering its stance, tuning the suspension and adding tougher wheels and tyres.

Wrapped in the ever-popular BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, the two-tone Predator alloys are finished in black with red split rim accenting. Above them the wheel arches have been widened to accommodate the 40mm wider track.

The suspension on which the Shogun Sport SVP rides has been tuned in collaboration with Walkinshaw Performance and Koni to get the best out of the chosen wheels and tyres, whilst maximising both on and off-road performance and competence.

High-clearance side-steps have also been fitted, to improve practicality without encroaching on the truck’s abilities. To ensure visibility in all driving conditions, the SVP specification includes an LED light bar across the top of the roof, whilst rally-style PIAA driving lamps sit afore the front grille.

Speaking of the grille, that’s a fresh design with red and black accents, whilst elsewhere styling upgrades include a rear spoiler, Shogun Sport bonnet badging, black head and tail lamp surrounds plus bodywork decals.

Internal upholstery is unique to the SVP model, with additional side bolstering on the seats and a pattern matching that of the exterior decals. A subtle touch that brightens the interior is the red LED mood lighting, which looks rather cool, if you ask us.

The SVP makes use of the standard 2.4-litre turbo diesel found in both the Shogun Sport and the L200, and is paired with an eight-speed automatic ‘box equipped with Super Select 4WD with lockable centre and rear diffs plus hill descent and an off-road mode.

This concept is a preview to an SVP package that will be offered on the Shogun Sport later in the summer – before which more details and pricing will be released.

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