Mitsubishi now not sells minivans within the U.S., however the Delica continues to be a part of its Japanese-market lineup. On the 2023 Tokyo auto present, Mitsubishi offered an idea automotive reimagining the Delica as a extra rugged plug-in hybrid.
Known as the D:X, the idea has exterior styling options that trace at off-roading, together with outstanding fender flares and aspect steps that fold into the physique sides. The entrance and rear bumpers are additionally pretty outstanding for a minivan, however seem like they will not intrude with method and departure angles an excessive amount of.
Mitsubishi D:X idea
The inside has leather-upholstered seats that may rotate and transfer up and down, in addition to a clear hood characteristic that exhibits what’s straight in entrance of the car. Different tech options embrace an AI-based voice assistant and a Yamaha audio system that Mitsubishi says achieves a 3D-sound impact by putting audio system within the seat headrests and different strategic areas.
Few particulars have been supplied on the powertrain, however Mitsubishi confirmed a plug-in hybrid system linked to all-wheel drive and the automaker’s Tremendous All-Wheel Management (S-AWC car dynamics system). It is unlikely that Mitsubishi will convey minivans again to the U.S., however the automaker presently affords an analogous mechanical package deal within the Outlander Plug-In Hybrid crossover.
Mitsubishi D:X idea
Mitsubishi additionally used the Tokyo present to unveil a prototype of the redesigned Triton (L200) mid-size pickup truck bought abroad. That mannequin can also be unlikely to succeed in the U.S. Mitsubishi earlier this yr confirmed an electrical pickup, which might be developed alongside an electrical pickup from alliance accomplice Nissan that that automaker is investigating for the U.S.
The pickup is certainly one of a number of EVs in improvement at Mitsubishi. The automaker plans to launch 16 autos globally over the following 5 years, together with 9 electrified fashions encompassing EVs, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids.