Many people want to get the most versatile car. Such that it had a large trunk and interior, was economical in terms of fuel consumption and at the same time coped with Russian potholes. A minivan is ideal for these requirements. But most cars of this type have very low ground clearance and no all-wheel drive. Accordingly, it is impossible to get into the depths of the forest on such a machine. But today we will consider a universal all-wheel drive minivan from a Japanese manufacturer. So, meet: Delica D5. Specifications, photos and review - later in our article.
Mitsubishi Delica D5 is a Van Box minivan. Is the fifth generation of minibuses.
The machine is produced exclusively for the domestic market. However, Delica D5 is also widespread in Russia (in particular, its eastern regions).
Outwardly"Mitsubishi Delica D5" is not like an ordinary minivan. The car has a high ground clearance, which immediately speaks of its cross-country characteristics. The front part, namely the grille and headlights, vaguely resembles a Mitsubishi L200 pickup truck. The body of the car has many angular lines. In particular, it is worth noting the front bumper. It is understaffed with protection and huge fog lights. "Mitsubishi Delica D5" has pronounced wheel arches, which is not at all typical of a minivan. By the way, the side and rear windows have a light factory tint.
The rear of this minivan SUV is also unique. What is the cost of the rear light. It is stretched across the entire width of the body. The bevel of the roof and pillars is almost rectangular. At the top is a large mirror - this solution allows you to reduce dead zones. This mirror helps a lot when parking backwards - reviews say. After all, there is no parking sensors in this car, and it is very difficult to navigate purely in terms of dimensions. The rear bumper also has some protection. The cutout for the number is only square, which once again indicates that the car belongs to the domestic market. Officially, the car was not imported to Russia, so body parts (however, like units) need to be bought on order. In the event of an accident, it is very difficult to find something at the disassembly. Although the body of the Mitsubishi Delica D5 is very strong. It withstands impact and will not rust over time.
As noted by reviews, Delica D5 has dimensions similar to Mercedes Vito and classmates. However, Delica has the highest ground clearanceamong others. If we talk about numbers, the body length of the Mitsubishi Delica D5 is 4.73 meters, width - 1.8, height - 1.85 meters. The ground clearance is 20 centimeters. And it's still on factory wheels. Wheel arches allow you to easily install high-profile mud tires. Such a machine will easily be suitable for long-distance expeditions. Due to the special configuration of the body, the car easily overcomes steep descents and ascents. There are practically no overhangs here - this is a great advantage for offroad.
Getting into the cabin is very comfortable, despite the increased ground clearance. The Japanese have provided handles in the A-pillars that you can grab onto. A distinctive feature of the Delica D5 is the left hand drive. This suggests that the car was produced only for the Japanese market.
The interior of the Delica D5 minivan is offered in two variations - dark and beige. The front panel for the most part resembles an SUV - angular lines and a wide center console. The latter is a digital multimedia screen. The display is slightly recessed forward, which is very convenient - the coating does not gather dust ahead of time. At the bottom there are "twists" for controlling the climate system. In the Delica D5, the "beard" that comes out of the console is quite compact. It doesn't stretch all the way to the middle of the cabin. This allows you to easily move from one side to the other. At the feet of the passenger is a roomy glove compartment. True, it is not cooled and does not lock with a key. Speakers are integrated into the door cards. They sound good - say the reviews.
As for the salon space, its lack is not felt here. There is room both above the head and in the shoulders. Armchairs have a wide range of adjustments (and, importantly, each has an individual armrest). Landing high - visibility at a height.
By the way, the Mitsubishi Delica D5 comes stock with a third row of seats. Since the body does not taper at the rear, three people can sit comfortably here. And due to the flat roof, even the rear passengers will not feel the lack of free space. Another feature of the Mitsubishi Delica D5 minivan is an absolutely flat floor. Thanks to this, the Japanese managed to place a slide to adjust the position of the rear seats. Both back rows can move forward and backward, which is very convenient.
The trunk of the Mitsubishi Delica D5 is very roomy. If necessary, the back row can be transformed. And the seats fold down completely. They do not need to be dismantled outwards - with a slight movement of the hand they move up. What this design looks like is shown in the photo.
Reviews also note the low loading area. Due to the square body, even a small refrigerator can be transported here. The trunk lid opens to a large angle. But the floor material is very dirty, especially if it is a modification with light upholstery.
But this is not all the features of the Mitsubishi Delica D5. The minivan is great for long trips. With this car, you do not need to look for an overnight stay. The seats are transformed in such a way that the result is an almost flatbed. How it looks, the reader can see in the photo below.
The Mitsubishi Delica D5 is arguably the most versatile car in its class. This car is suitable for both short and long trips. The interior is spacious and able to accommodate any cargo.
The car is equipped with one of the four engines offered by the manufacturer. Among them, the base (gasoline) develops a power of 145 horsepower. This is an in-line, four-cylinder unit of 2.35 liters. The top in the line of gasoline is the 6G72 engine, which has a V-shaped cylinder arrangement and a working volume of 3 liters. The maximum power of this engine is 185 horsepower.
The youngest in the diesel lineup is the 4D56 engine. This is a turbocharged unit with a single camshaft that develops 105 horsepower. The working volume of this engine is 2.5 liters. The older unit (4M40) develops 140 horsepower and is equipped with two camshafts. The working volume of the engine is 2.8 liters. There is a turbocharged intake.
The car can be equipped with two types of gearboxes. This is a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic. The most economical in terms of fuel consumption is a 2.5-liter diesel unit. So, in the city on the mechanics, it consumes 5.7 liters. With an automatic, this figure rises to 7.6 liters.
Mostvoracious - a three-liter V6 engine. This gasoline engine is equipped only with an automatic and consumes up to 15 liters of fuel in the city. On the highway, this figure drops to 10.
On the secondary market, the Mitsubishi Delica D5 minivan can be found at a price of one to two million rubles, depending on condition and age (the fifth generation is mainly models of 2009-2013).
So, we found out what the Japanese car "Mitsubishi Delica D5" is. This is a versatile minivan with a reliable engine, a spacious trunk and a comfortable interior. The model is perfect for large families and fishing enthusiasts (it is not for nothing that four-wheel drive is implemented here).