Mitsubishi Shogun goes commercial

Converted SUV stars alongside pick-ups at CV Show.

Mitsubishi is joining the growing number of manufacturers converting passenger cars to commercial vehicles, launching the Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial at the CV Show.

Based on the Shogun Sport SUV, the commercial version replaces the rear passenger cabin with a load space of around 1,500 litres.

Converted directly from the Shogun Sort SUV, the Commercial includes a six-inch bulkhead protecting front seat occupants. The load floor is carpeted and completely flat, while the contents are protected from outside view by opaque rear side windows. Alternatively, Mitsubishi can fit steel plates in the window apertures.

The Shogun Sport Commercial is powered by the 2.4-litre diesel engine driving through an eight-speed auto gearbox and full all-wheel-drive. With a braked towing ability of 3500kg, Mitsubishi believes the Sport’s versatility will appeal to commercial customers.

Mitsubishi is yet to confirm pricing and a launch date for the Shogun Sport Commercial, which is being procured exclusively for the UK market.

Practical and personal pick-ups

Also debuting on the Mitsubishi stand at the CV Show are two new versions of the L200 pick-up. The L200 Barbarian SVP II its the second limited edition model produced by the brand’s UK Special Vehicle Projects (SVP) division. Only 250 will be made, half in pearlescent Diamond Black and the other half in metallic Atlantic Grey, and when they go on sale in May will cost from £30,135.

The Mitsubishi L200 Club Cab 4Life is designed for businesses that need both the people capacity of a four-seater crew cab and a large load area. The rear bed is 1.85m long and, thanks to uprated suspension, accommodates a payload of 1,045kgs.

Cab 4Life models come as standard with all-wheel-drive with a rear differential lock, and the ability to tow up to 3,500kgs braked. Also on the specification are rear-hinged rear doors for easy access, air conditioning, central door locking with keyless entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, daytime running lights, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Stability Assist.

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian The Van Expert

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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