Mitsubishi has been developing an all-new Delica for quite some time, recently previewing it with the Xpander and boxy Delica Concepts last year. Now, our eagle-eyed spy photographers have managed to snap a prototype up close.
Despite the camouflage covering this prototype, it is obvious that the production-spec Delica will look quite similar to last year’s concepts, combining the squared body of the Delica with the sharper face of the Xpander. Most notably, it will feature split headlights and includes short front and rear overhangs.
Evidently eager to maximize interior space, Mitsubishi has designed an elongated roof that stays at the same height all the way to the rear window. As such, the new Delica will comfortably seat seven people and looks to be particularly airy, thanks also to the generously-proportioned side windows. There’s even a small side window between the A-pillars and wing mirrors.
Compared to the front, the rear looks particularly tame compared to the concept. Rather than having taillights which stretch up the D-pillars and along the rear three-quarter panels, the production-spec car appears to have adopted much smaller lights.
Beyond the styling modifications, our sources tell us that the Delica will feature the same platform as the Mitsubishi Outlander. Additionally, the Japanese marque’s Super All Wheel Control system will be standard on all new Delicas sold. Power is tipped to come from a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel mill delivering roughly 170 hp.
The new-generation Mitsubishi Delica is expected to make its world premiere later this year.
*Article has been updated with new information and spy photos