In 1968 the Japanese automaker Mitsubishi began producing a range of vans and pickup trucks and branded them Delica. Several years later, the Delica kept evolving and several varieties of the Delica came out such as the Delica Space Gear, D2, D3, and D5.
In 2007, the fifth generation Delica was released and it was branded Delica D5 (CV5W), which is a 5-door, 8-passenger MPV that combines practicality, off-roading capabilities, and luxury.
The Mitsubishi Delica D5 is based on the joint Mitsubishi and DaimlerChrysler GS platform which it shares with the Outlander, RVR, Lancer and Lancer Evo. The Delica D5 also features Mitsubishi’s next-generation RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body safety construction technology that improves the car‘s passive safety by combining energy-absorbing features on the front end, rear end and other parts of the car. The Delica D5’s chassis also featured some improvements which made it stronger, safer and lighter compared to previous Delica’s eventually emerging with a much-reduced weight that improved car handling and fuel consumption.
Engine and Transmission
The Delica D5 came equipped with a 2.4-liter 4B12 MIVEC VVT I4 engine that produces 125KW (170HP) and boosted an urban fuel consumption of 9.6L/100KM. This engine was coupled with an INVECS-III auto or CVT transmission and the Mitsubishi AWC four-wheel drive.
In late 2012, Mitsubishi released a Delica D5 diesel variant that was equipped with a 2.2-liter 4N14 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces 109 KW (146HP) and an average fuel consumption of 7.3L/100KM.
The D5 has massive interior space enough to accommodate 8-passengers in three rows. The front seats have enough legroom for the driver and front passenger, and the elevated seats give the driver a nice view of the road. The rear seats offer enough legroom as well, and the seats are adjustable enabling the occupant to adjust the seat to a desirable setting. The Delica D5 has several storage spaces for phones, cups, and small parcels, and also has a large enough luggage space. Dual-zone air conditioning and roof lining make sure that the air inside the Delica D5 is fresh.
The Delica D5 comes with Xenon HID headlights, two automatic rear sliding doors, automatic tailgate, UV tinted glass, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
2007 Mitsubishi Delica D5
The Delica D5 comes with 3x Dual-mode SRS airbags (knee, passenger and driver), ABS brakes, Active Stability Control (ASC), and Electronic Braking Distribution (EBD).
In mid-February 2019, Mitsubishi launched the new Delica D5. This new D5 takes its inspiration from the Montero Sport, Xpander, and Strada models. At the front, the new D5 has been completely revamped. It features Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield Front design concept with vertical multi-function LED headlights. The Grille is more extensive just like the Strada and Montero. At the rear, the only major change is the new teardrop LED design.
The interior features a new horizontal line dash which combines functionality and elegance.
2019 Mitsubishi Delica D5 2.2P 4WD
The 2019 Delica D5 comes with the e-Assist active safety technology which includes the Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM). The transmission of the 2019 D5 is also new, it’s an 8-speed sport mode automatic transmission while the engine remains the 2.2-liter 4N14 turbocharged diesel.
The 2019 Delica D5 is available in two trims, the Standard and the Urban Gear. The Urban Gear has 6 seats as the second-row features captain seats, while the Standard trim has the standard bench seat.