The Mitsubishi Delica is a van manufactured in different generations of the Mitsubishi Motors since 1968. This pickup was temporarily offered in Asia as the Mitsubishi Colt Delica and a derived therefrom, van, minivan, minibus and minivan received different names in export markets. So he was sold as the Mitsubishi L300 in Europe and New Zealand, as Star Wagon in Australia and plain Mitsubishi Van and Kombi in North America. Hyundai built these models as Hyundai Hyundai Porter and Grace. The minivan versions were known in Asia as Delica Star Wagon from 1979 to 1994, with the introduction of the Delica Space Gear this was simply named for Mitsubishi Space Gear in Europe. The derived commercial version called Mitsubishi L400 and was developed from it and the Hyundai H-1. From 1999 to 2010, the commercial versions replaced in Asia by badge-engineering a model based on the Mazda Bongo. The built in Asia by 2007 Space Gear was founded in 2007 by the Delica D: 5 replaced, which is not offered in Europe. Since 2011 there is a new commercial version, which is also offered as Van called Delica D: 3, based on the Nissan NV200.
The production of the Delica I started as a platform truck in July 1968. As the chassis introduced in January 1968 "T90" Mitsubishi Fuso Canter served. The Delica was driven was also marketed as Colt T100 with the KE44-1088-cc engine with 58hp (43 kW) with a maximum payload of 600kg. He reached a top speed of 115km/h
In 1974 a larger facelift with a lot of plastic cladding and double headlights at the front which as "Delica 1400" has been known since there was only the 1.4-liter engine.
The Delica II was introduced in June 1979 dictated vehicles with a maximum width of 1690 millimeters, due to the Japanese regulations for "compact". On the front axle, the wheels were now independent individually fitted to control arm, while a leaf spring was installed on the rear axle. For the first time there was now sliding side doors and a tailgate. The range now comprised of ten model variants. Engines were all four-cylinder cars which were known by MMC: the 1,439cc 80hp (59 kW) Saturn (4G33) and the 1.6-liter Saturn (4G32) motor. A 1.8-liter Sirius (4G62) version with 100hp (74 kW) was released in May 1980. 1982, the Delica II was first offered with all-wheel drive, which was a first in the Japanese van market at that time. This versatile vehicle used a modified version of the Mitsubishi Pajero chassis, but usually with smaller engines originally only with the 1.8-liter petrol engine. In the October appeared the first diesel engine, the 2.3-liter Astron (4D55) engine. As of November 1983, there were initially only for the 4WD versions of the optional 2.0-liter Sirius (4G63B) petrol engine in 1986 replaced the larger 2.5-liter Astron (4D56) engine the previous diesel engine. In addition to four-and five-speed manual transmission and a 3-speed automatic transmission for the Delica II was available.
Chrysler Australia introduced the Delica to the Australian market in April 1980 under the name "Chrysler L300 Express". After the takeover of Chrysler activities in Australia Mitsubishi Motors renamed the firm Mitsubishi Motors Australia in order in October 1980. This led to the renaming of the L300 Express as a Mitsubishi. Offered he was equipped with the 1.6-liter petrol engine and four-speed manual transmission, both as a panel van and minibus with eight seats. The Pickup version was not sold in Australia since the Mitsubishi L200, the segment served. In November 1981, the luxury high-roof version "Deluxe" with optional three-speed was introduced with electric sunroof and cloth upholstery, which with the 1.8-liter engine and 5-speed manual transmission for "Star Wagon" was in October 1982, -utomatikgetriebe.
In Europe, the Delica II was first offered as a Mitsubishi L300.
Since 1987, the Delica II as the "Mitsubishi Versa Van" as well as the pick-up and van version is offered. This generation is also still in production in Indonesia as the "Mitsubishi Colt Solar/Colt L300" equipped with the 2.5-liter 4D56 diesel engine. In South Korea, Hyundai built the second generation Delica as Hyundai Porter. From 1997 to 2000 the car was sold by Mahindra & Mahindra in India as the "Mahindra Voyager", due to the high price took the Production only a little over two years.
When Ford Husky he was also offered by Ford in South Africa.
In June 1986, the new Delica appeared completely revised. Far more aerodynamic, designed and passive safety has been increased. In Europe, the Delica was again offered as III Mitsubishi L300. In Australia, now known as the Mitsubishi "Star Wagon" and the commercial version as "Express". A wide range of engines was now available, from a 1.4-liter up to a 2.4-liter petrol engine, as well as a 2.5-liter diesel with optional turbocharger. In addition to the Rear standard drive there was again all-wheel drive, built on the current Pajero chassis. Besides the different body styles were now two different wheelbases. Although the subsequent L400 Delica and Delica Space Gear were introduced in 1994, the Delica III remained as the commercial version yet to November 1999 in Japan in production.
From 1987 to 1990 Mitsubishi sold this model in small numbers in the United States as the "Wagon" for passenger versions and "Van" for windowless cargo versions. The U.S. versions all received a 107 PS/80-kW-Version of the 2.4-liter engine 4G64 with four-speed automatic transmission.
The cargo versions are produced by the China Motor Corporation in Taiwan. By 2009 there models produced in Mexico from Dodge were sold as Dodge in 1000. In addition to Asian markets, the Australian market is also supplied with Wagon/Express. This generation Delica was also built under license and is from Hyundai of South Korea as Hyundai or Hyundai Grace H-100.
In May 1994, the newest Delica appeared in completely new style. There was now no pick-up more because of this nor the predecessors in the program was. The passenger model now became the Delica Space Gear in the domestic Japanese market. The fourth generation Delica now completely based on the chassis of the Mitsubishi Pajero basis and therefore had the full off-road capability with all-wheel drive and differential lock. There engine models of 2.5 liters, to a 2.8-liter intercooled urbodiesel. As well as a 2.4-liter and a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine with 12 or 24 valves. In many export markets, such as Europe was called the fourth generation Mitsubishi L400 for the commercial versions and the passenger versions were called Mitsubishi Space Gear. In Australia, there was only the passenger version which was offered again as Mitsubishi Star Wagon between 1994 and 2003. In 1996 the Delica was upgraded with a facelift, and in the Essentially, the front bumper has been redesigned and now consists of a instead of the original three parts existed. The Delica IV was also produced by Hyundai as the Hyundai H-1.
In November, the Delica V replaced based on the Mazda Bongo the commercial versions of the Delica III and IV in Japan.
On the 39th Tokyo Motor Show in 2005, the Mitsubishi Motors that concept presented before D-5 prototype. For the first time the model fully developed was presented in October 2006, the public has been on the market since January 2007. This is an eight-seater MPV with AWC all-wheel drive system and the INVECS-IIIStufenloses gear coupled with the 4B12-2,4-liter MIVEC four-cylinder petrol engine. In many markets, he replaced the Space Gear.
Since 2011, the Mitsubishi Delica D: 3 offered as vans and Van in Japan. It is based on the available also with us Nissan NV200 and replaces the Delica V on Mazda Bongo basis.
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