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Mitsubishi Delica Overview
The Mitsubishi Delica is classed as a MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) and is produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturers Mitsubishi Motors. This vehicle has been in production since 1968 up until the present day. This vehicle was originally taken from a small pick up truck bearing the same name. The Delica name is taken from the English term ‘Delivery Car’. This vehicle has been marketed under different names including L300 and Express, depending on the market. These vehicles have a good interior layout and can seat up o eight people. There are good off-road variants and some versions are really well equipped. They look distinct and are worth considering. Does this sound anything like your Delica?
Mitsubishi Delica History
The first generation (1968-79) Delica was introduced as a pick up cab in 1968 and the passenger and cargo vehicles were introduced in 1969. The passenger van was discontinued in 1976. The second generation (1979-86) was made slightly larger and given a new design and there was a wide variety of vehicles, including the passenger vehicle. The third generation (1986-present) had a redesign and was the most aerodynamic version to date. It was rounder in design and the van version was still in production in some markets.
The fourth generation (1994-2007) was again made more aerodynamic and had real off-road capabilities with 4WD included. In most markets the cargo version was known as the L400 and the passenger version as the Space Gear. The fifth generation (2007-present) is known as the Delica D-5 and is designed on the GS platform. This is the current version on the market.
The Mitsubishi Delica has had several different engines across its lifetime. The petrol engines have been 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, 2.3 and 3.0L and the diesel engines have been 2.3, 2.5 and 2.8L. The diesel engines are the more economical of the range. Remember to consider the fuel type, engine size and age of vehicle when determining the fuel economy. Which engine did you have and how was its performance in term of fuel economy?
The Mitsubishi Delica has had 4 and 5-speed manual, 3 and 4-speed automatic and a CVT automatic gearbox available over its lifetime. Which gearbox did you have and how do you rate its performance? You can search for your Delica gearbox parts at our Mitsubishi gearbox page.
You can find parts for your Mitsubishi Delica here at Breakeryard. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts for all makes and models at some of the best prices around. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Delica parts page to locate the exact part you need for your vehicle.