2019 Mitsubishi Delica Is A Minivan Crossover Based On The Outlander

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

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Photo Credits: CarPix & S. Baldauf / SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • Dennis Scipio

    I’ve seen the Delica in images, I don’t know if I should be worried about it’s front face, but this looks more like a facelift, than a complete redesign.

  • Dr Strangefinger

    Oh, a new Mits model for future recall. Excellent!!

    • Jay

      All automakers have recalls.

  • LWOAP

    Although I don’t know what the front will look like, I’m guessing it’s going to be similar to the concept, and in which case, I probably won’t like it. I’d take a 4WD Star wagon, though.

  • Christian

    lsds

  • Ilbirs

    For now I’m curious to see a JDM next Delica being tested in Europe, a place that wouldn’t see it. As it’s one of those cool rides that only Japan and a few other places would have, maybe this new incarnation could be sold and even made in places beyond the ones it used to be available.
    The other doubt I have is if this model already has some touches coming from the new partners, as the Eclipse Cross is a full-blooded Mitsubishi that happened to be released after Nissan acquiring its participation on the automaker but was already being tested before the announcement.

  • Dude

    Gross

  • ErisC

    It clearly doesn’t look like the concept photos you’ve shown here. Maybe it will be more similar with the Xpander concept.

  • Craig

    A great idea. A minivan based on the Grand Cherokee sounds good too.

  • Bash

    Actually I like it, no one ever said that! 😉

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Old models from the 1990s and early 2000s are much prettier to look at. It is so common in Taiwan, especially in its AWD versions, also used for extreme offroading.

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