Mitsubishi Delica Mini x Coleman transforms from concept to reality
Do you remember when Mitsubishi revealed several stylish concepts of the Delica Mini earlier this year? Unveiled at the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon, the automaker decided to transform several examples of the Kei car into vehicles fit for the great outdoors.
One of those that caught our attention was the Delica Mini x Coleman concept which received several key upgrades like all-terrain tires, mud flaps, a roof rack, and a special “Greige” livery complete with the Coleman logo finished in white. Fast forward several months later, and Mitsubishi has decided to make the concept into reality
Just like the concept Mitsubishi unveiled at the start of the year, the Delica Mini x Coleman sports a special wrap that was made possible with the outdoor/camping equipment brand. It gets a similar “Greige” finish and is accompanied by the Coleman “lantern” logo that is displayed prominently on the doors. It is then complemented by the Coleman logo on the D-pillar and shades of Mica Black which give the vehicle a two-tone look.
Unfortunately, the outdoor-ready upgrades from the original concept were not carried over to the production version. That means it loses the all-terrain tires, mud flaps, and other camping accessories. However, Mitsubishi could offer them as optional extras for those who want a mini outdoor vehicle. And if that's not enough, the Delica Mini is available with a 4WD system which Mitsubishi recommends for the Coleman edition.
Powering the Delica Mini x Coleman is a 658cc mild-hybrid three-cylinder turbo that puts out a humble 64 PS. Power is then sent to a CVT and is available with the aforementioned 4WD system (FWD comes as standard). Size-wise, the vehicle measures 3395mm long, 1475mm wide, 1800 – 1830mm tall, and has a 2495mm wheelbase.
While Kei cars have yet to officially become available outside of Japan to other markets, cars like the Mitsubishi Delica Mini would somehow make sense in the country. Add to that their stylish looks and small footprint, these mini people carriers would fit right in Metro Manila. Do you think these types of vehicles will make sense in the country? Chime in your comments below.