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Stubby Mitsubishi AWD Minivan With Lifted Suspension May Be The Next Delica

01 Nov 2023
  • Is the Mitsubishi D:X Concept The Next Delica?

Mitsubishi is no stranger to adventure and innovation when it comes to their vehicles. The Delica, with its rich history and rugged off-road capabilities, has been a beloved choice for those seeking to explore the world beyond the pavement. Now, the automaker is teasing a potential successor to the Delica with the Stubby Mitsubishi AWD Minivan, a concept vehicle that combines the practicality of a minivan with the adventurous spirit of an all-wheel-drive (AWD) off-roader. This unique concept, known as the D:X Concept, not only promises a lifted suspension but also packs a punch with its plug-in hybrid powertrain. Is this the next Delica we've all been waiting for? Let's dive deeper into this exciting development.

The D:X Concept - A Glimpse into the Future

The D:X Concept - A Glimpse into the Future

The Stubby Mitsubishi AWD Minivan, represented by the D:X Concept, is a testament to Mitsubishi's commitment to embracing the changing automotive landscape. This concept vehicle is more than just a potential Delica successor; it's a visionary look at the future of versatile and eco-conscious adventure vehicles.

Six-Seater Configuration

One of the standout features of the D:X Concept is its six-seater configuration. This is a clear nod to the practicality that minivan enthusiasts expect. Whether you're ferrying your family on a road trip or loading up your gear for an off-road adventure, having enough space for six passengers is a huge advantage. The interior is designed to be versatile, accommodating the needs of both families and adventurers.

All-Wheel Drive with Lifted Suspension

The true heart of the D:X Concept is its all-wheel-drive system combined with a lifted suspension. This feature suggests that Mitsubishi is not just aiming for the urban roads but is ready to tackle rough terrain. AWD provides superior traction and stability in various conditions, from city streets to unpaved trails. The lifted suspension ensures that you can navigate over obstacles and rocky paths with ease, just as the Delica has done for years. This blend of practicality and off-road prowess is what has made the Delica such an iconic vehicle, and it's great to see Mitsubishi preserving that spirit in the D:X Concept.

Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

One of the most exciting aspects of the D:X Concept is its plug-in hybrid powertrain. This shows Mitsubishi's commitment to sustainability and reducing emissions. The fusion of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor allows for cleaner driving without compromising power or capability. This is a promising development for environmentally conscious consumers who also crave adventure.

Next Delica

Next Delica

While the D:X Concept seems to embrace the spirit of the Delica with its AWD system and lifted suspension, it's essential to remember that it's still a concept vehicle. Whether it will evolve into the next-generation Delica remains to be seen, but it certainly has the potential to carry on the legacy.

Mitsubishi has a rich history of producing capable and robust off-road vehicles, and the Delica is a prime example. It's clear that the automaker understands the value of maintaining its legacy and delivering what consumers have come to expect. The D:X Concept is an exciting proposition, promising to be a worthy successor to the Delica and a capable all-terrain minivan.

The Stubby Mitsubishi AWD Minivan with a lifted suspension, represented by the D:X Concept, may very well be the next chapter in the Delica's storied history. With its six-seater configuration, all-wheel-drive capabilities, and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, this concept vehicle embodies the spirit of adventure and innovation that has defined the Delica for decades.

Mitsubishi's commitment to creating practical, off-road-ready minivans that also prioritize sustainability is commendable. While the D:X Concept may only be a glimpse into the future, it's clear that Mitsubishi is actively working on delivering an exciting and versatile vehicle that's set to capture the hearts of both families and adventurers alike. The future of the Delica legacy is promising, and we can't wait to see how this concept evolves into a production model that continues to blaze new trails.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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