Mitsubishi is reviving the off-road van market with the new Delica D:5 Tough x Tough. Introduced at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, the rugged camping van caters to a more utility-oriented outdoor market with its heavily modified body and suspension.
Aesthetically, the new Delica concept stays true to its rugged pedigree. The new model gives an impression that it’s ready to tackle the great outdoors with all the integrated aftermarket parts and Ralliart accessories. It doesn’t fall too far behind the likes of the Montero Sport or the Strada, albeit functioning more as a spacious hauler.
The van sports a matte black exterior accented with contrasting red panels. It was also equipped with functional accessories such as a bulbar protecting its bumper, a lower grille, bolted over fenders and fog lights to help with navigating through rough terrain.
Mitsubishi also outfitted the Delica concept with 16-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, front and rear bumper guards, and metal side steps that also function as side guards for the chassis. The van has also been equipped with mud flaps and an additional layer of protection to the gas tank cover.
The Tough x Tough was also given a functional roof carrier, a rooftop tent, and a sleeping pad that lets its users fold both the second and third-row seats to allow for a more ergonomic sleeping arrangement inside.
Article by: PAULO CUENTO
January 21, 2022