There are just some vehicles that we can only wish to have here in the Philippines. One of those special vehicles is the all-new Delica D:5 from Mitsubishi. First released way back in November 2018, the next-generation people carrier looks like an expanded Xpander with its Dynamic Shield look, and generous seating for seven people.
While there is little to no chance of it being available in the country, we are still glad that Mitsubishi is actually busy customizing the Delica D:5. At the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, Mitsubishi will be showing not one, but two customized Delica D:5s.
First up is the cool Delica D:5 All Blacks concept. From its namesake, this people carrier is finished in an all-black hue and rolls on Advan Racing RZII wheels wrapped in Yokohama Geolandar all-terrain tries. The vehicle is actually named after the All Blacks rugby team of New Zealand and even has their logo and typeface put in. Moreover, this exact Delica D:5 served as the team’s support vehicle during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Next up is the rather quirky-looking Delica D:5 Eye-Kyu. Designed by Japanese TV producer Terry Ito, the people carrier is seen wearing a retro-inspired look courtesy of circular headlights, and a new multi-slat front grill. In addition, the Eye-Kyu is finished in a unique green paintwork which can also be seen on the Daytona SS wheels. Finally, the seats are upholstered in Tartan plaid to further highlight its retro-inspired design.
Besides the two special Delica D:5s, Mitsubishi will also be showing the Eclipse Cross Weekend Explore Specification, the Outlander PHEV NERV, and the eK Cross Wild Beast Concept.
Starting with the Eclipse Cross, the red crossover gets an adjustable suspension from Air Force Suspension Japan. This allows users to raise or lower the suspension via a remote control or smartphone app. It also gets a roof rack, Toyo Open Country tires, and Rays Team Daytona M9 off-road wheels. But perhaps serving as its centerpiece is the ‘Weekend Explorer’ app which will allow users to check the weather in real-time via a smartphone-linked device.
As for the Outlander PHEV NERV, this modified crossover will serve as a disaster relief vehicle as it can be a temporary source of electricity, as well as for communications. Co-developed with Gehirung Co, it has a satellite antenna made by Kymeta Corporation which will allow for wireless internet connections.
Finally, there’s the eK Cross Wild Beast Concept which might just be Mitsubishi’s flashiest of concepts for the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. Based off the eK Super Height K Wagon, Mitsubishi claims this eK emphasizes on conveying an outdoor image that is also playful. While it’s not exactly a beast, this concept does sport an eye-catching yellow paintjob that is complemented by a black roof. It also gets additional black highlights via the front fascia accents, ‘X’ body graphics, custom side skirts, roof rack, and yellow-colored alloy wheels. Did we mention this also comes with 4x4 as standard?
You can check out all of Mitsubishi’s concepts from January 10 to January 12 at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon which will take place at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.