Mitsubishi Delica D:5 makes Japanese market debut

Mitsubishi Delica D:5 makes Japanese market debut

The Mitsubishi Delica is back, bringing a new iteration of its tall-riding MPV model into public view for its latest generation for the Japanese market. Taking after the Delica Concept that was unveiled last year, the face of the new Delica D:5 takes after the recently previewed Triton pick-up and Pajero Sport, albeit here with an even more ornate grille than on the concept.

The Delica now wears a face adorned with three rows of lights – LED headlamps reside up top, with two rows of vertical daytime running lights below it, bookending the aforementioned new grile design. Foglamps feature at the bottom corners of the front bumper.

Under the skin, the new Delica gets the automaker’s 2.2 litre DI-D turbodiesel which produces 170 hp and 392 Nm of torque, outputs which are sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic; the driveline offers three modes – 2WD, 4WD and Lock. The diesel mill uses selective catalytic reduction with AdBlue in order to further reduce nitrous oxide emissions.

Inside, its six-seat accommodation is laid out in three rows of individual chairs, the front row is greeted by an all-new dashboard, with the touchscreen taking centrestage. beneath that are the controls for the air-conditioning, drive modes and gear selector.

So far, two trim levels will be available, according to the automaker’s Japanese website – the regular trim, and the more embellished Urban Gear trim level – this brings a revised exterior, a different set of wheels and more equipment within, which includes electric front seat adjustment, powered tailgate and leather seats.

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.

 

Comments

  • Delica was a van, what is this monstrosity?

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    • Big Bro on Nov 26, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      It’s a bulldozer!!

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    • LeBron on Nov 26, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Very boxy lookalike P1 Ertiga.

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      • If you want to say boxy then alpad velfaiya are better exapmles

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      • Rulered on Nov 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

        Boxy design is for maximum space. If you want sleek design then space will be compromised, then you have the inbetween which compromise a bit of space and slightly sleek, that’s how the world goes. In the end it’s up to what the user need the vehicle for, space, looks or something inbetween. Mitsubishi 4WD vans were popular back in the 90s where some were converted to ambulance found in Sarawak and maybe Sabah. So it was practical back then.
        Nowadays, if it can be customised to be a caravan for the 4WD version, it’ll be nice IMHO.

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    • Delica has been using this kind of boxy and tall design since 2007.

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    • he-man master of the universe on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      delica, spectron, vannette was the common mpv during 80s till 90s era.
      meanwhile nowadays alphard veilfire, starex, serena are common mpv today.

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  • Road Killer Machine (R.K.M) on Nov 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Which segment does this Delica belongs to? Is it the same with Serena?

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    • Mitsubitchsheet on Nov 26, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      Yup it’s belong to JDM compact car segment which must below 2000cc and 1.7m wide

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  • Dylan Ch'ng on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Is this a facelift or all-new generation?

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  • Looks good for what it does….
    CKD that theng stat….

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  • AutoFrenz (the original) on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    If they price it right it will become a bestseller here…

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  • Everything turned into Xpander on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Another failed Dynamic Shield Design by Mitsubishi!

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  • benzs on Nov 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Dynamic Shield Design..

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  • phantom on Nov 26, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    2nd row split seat is correctly done for right hand drive

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  • Mitsubitchsheet on Nov 26, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    It’s pretty silly for Mitsubishi spend million to develop but only marketed this car in Japan & Hong Kong while willing to spend another million to develop Xpander for ASEAN.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Nov 28, 2018 at 9:00 am

    had one of the old 4wd models…that thing was basically a pajero in a van body

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