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Mitsubishi Delica

The Mitsubishi is a range of trucks and multi-purpose (MPVs) built by Mitsubishi since 1968. It was originally on a small pickup truck the previous year, also the Delica, its name a contraction of the language phrase Deli ca r . This truck, and a commercial van from it has received many in export markets, being as the L300 (later L400 ) in and New Zealand, Express and Starwagon in and plain Mitsubishi Van and Wagon in the US. The car versions were known as Star Wagon from until the 1994 introduction of the Space Gear . which simply Space Gear in at least. The most recent (not available as a commercial is called the Delica D:5 .

In Japan, the Cargo nameplate was used on Mazda Bongos between and 2010. Since 2011, the D D:2 name has been applied to a Suzuki Solio.


Generation (1968) Edit

The of the Delica light commercial pickup began in July It received the chassis code in line with the recently 1968) introduced T90 Canter. a KE44 1,088 cc engine 58 PS (43 kW), its maximum payload was 600 kg lb) and had a top end speed of 115 km/h (71 mph).

A year later, in line consumer needs, a cargo van and a van were added to the lineup. The van, discontinued in 1976, was the ‘Delica Coach’ and could nine people in three of seats. The engine was later to 62 PS (46 kW).

After a fall facelift, the Delica received a new with lots of plastic and double headlights, now mounted the swage line. It was now known as the Delica 1400, as this was the engine with which it was (mention of a Delica 1200 is likely apocryphal, perhaps an of confusion arising from the 120 code). A longer wheelbase 1-ton truck was added in In March 1971 a slightly version, called the Delica 75 .

This (the T120) a small grille rather the … metal front of the Delicas, and a new 1.4-liter Neptune engine rated at 64 kilowatts (86 hp) was to the lineup. The smaller 1.1-liter may have remained available in a 600 (1,300 lb) version of the truck but vanished entirely.

In export this car was sometimes called the Colt T100 / T120.Record, a manufacturer of agricultural vehicles, freely from the Delica design (using the same for instance) for their GS2000

Second Generation (1979)

The Delica series was replaced in 1979 by an all new design, bringing width up to the maximum 1,690-millimetre (67 in) by Japanese regulations for compact Suspended at the front by an independent construction and a leaf spring at the the Delica also features a side door and one-piece gas tailgate.

The line-up was expanded to ten model variations encompassing a variety of passenger (eight-seater in configuration), cargo and recreational A four-wheel drive option was available in 1982, a first in the van market. Engines were all well known from passenger cars and included the cc, 80 PS (59 kW) Saturn (4G33) and 1.6-liter (4G32) engines.

A 1.8-liter (4G62) version producing 100 PS (74 kW) in May 1980, and a 2.0-liter Sirius petrol version became in 4WD versions from November A 2.3-liter Astron (4D55) appeared in October 1982 and was by the larger 2.5-liter Astron in 1986.

The four-wheel drive of the Delica was first introduced to the market in October 1982. versatile vehicle utilized a version of the Mitsubishi Pajero’s albeit usually with engines (originally only the gasoline).

Australia Edit

Chrysler introduced the SA series Delica to the market in April 1980 the name Chrysler L300 After acquiring control of the Australia operations in the same Mitsubishi Motors renamed the Mitsubishi Motors Australia in 1980. This resulted in the of the L300 Express as a Mitsubishi.

with a 1.6-liter engine and manual, both van (three-seater and wagon (eight-seater) variants offered, with the commercial version available with or side rear windows. The (pickup) version was not sold in as the L200 Express covered segment of the market.

In November the SB series was introduced, now fitted radial ply tires on larger wheels, thus increasing the capacity from 925 to 1,000 (2,040 to 2,200 lb). The month, Mitsubishi introduced the luxury Deluxe trim, with electric sunroof and upholstery.

The next update to the SB arrived in October 1982, in the Deluxe trim being Starwagon and gaining a larger engine—offered with a five-speed manual or optional three-speed Mitsubishi extended the availability of the engine to the lower-specification variants, in automatic guise only.

May 1983, the L300 Express rectangular headlights in chrome as part of the SC iteration. The SC also newly-designed black resin and adjustments to the front suspension rate to improve ride and The four-wheel drive version, 4WD, came in October as a 1.8-liter model with five-speed manual only, becoming a seven-passenger model by the front-row center seat.

After another facelift in 1984, the car became the SD series, better equipment and black surrounds along with a trim piece between the on Starwagon and 4WD trims. The SD revision upgraded the 4WD to a 2.0-liter engine, the 1.8-liter standard issue in a new commercial (van) model. A minor update, the SE series in 1986.

Asia Edit

generation has been production in the since 1987 as the Mitsubishi Van as well as the Cab/Chassis variant local coach builders rear bodies for passenger and hauling purposes. Variations as the FB (Family Business), PET (Personal and Transport), WT (Water Tight Van) and DS (Drop Side) been made to cater to needs. In 2010, an extended body variant for the FB variant the Exceed was added.

This is still in production in Indonesia as the Colt Solar L300, with the 2.5-liter 4D56 engine.

Mitsubishi Delica

In South Korea, built the second generation as the Hyundai Porter, replacing an model with the same South Korean production of Porter continued alongside the generation Delica, which was by Hyundai as the Grace. This was replaced by an indigenously developed generation Porter in March

From 1997 to 2000, the car was by Mahindra Mahindra in India as the Voyager, but priced too high it was out of production after only a over two years. The Voyager did with some success as an but this association only prevented prospective private

Third Generation (1986)

In June 1986 the Delica its third full model More aerodynamic than versions, its monocoque body and safety features proved popular in Japan’s fast-growing vehicle market segment. The rounded design was referred to as cube styling by Mitsubishi.

versions continued to be sold as Star Wagon s, which just plain Starwagon in The commercial version is called the in Australia.

Although the subsequent Delica and Delica Space were introduced in 1994, the Delica (van versions still remained in production in for export markets. In Japan the Delica range was replaced by a Mazda Bongo under an OEM which began in November However, as of 2011, the commercial of the third generation Delica on sale in Australia where it the Mitsubishi Express badge.

A large range of engines available, from a 1.4-liter up to a petrol, and also a 2.5-liter and turbodiesel. Rear- or four-wheel several bodystyles and two different made for a particularly extensive The four-wheel drive chassis was on that of the contemporary Mitsubishi although parts are seldom

Market Edit


Cargo versions are built by the Motor Corporation in Taiwan. generation Delica was also under license by Hyundai of Korea, where it was called the Grace or Hyundai H-100 in Eurasian markets. Launched in 1986, this version received the twin headlights as in the US market versions, but after a facelift the new more aerodynamic received thinner and more headlights.

This version was the New Grace. Both the 2.4-liter and 2.5-liter turbodiesel inline-four were available, both designs. Hyundai terminology in the 4D56 diesel engine renamed D4BX / D4BA .

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