With Mitsubishi Motors coming out with all sorts of new vehicles overseas, we here in North America wonder when we’re going to get those models on our city streets. Most recently, a selection of vehicles where the North American market is growing, have been released in Japan and the UK. These would be the new Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck, and what seems to be a mashup of a minivan and an SUV, a new Mitsubishi Delica concept for its current Delica model. With another concept on the horizon, there’s a lot of “what ifs” in the air. To really stress the growth of the auto market in America for trucks and SUVs, we’re going to take a look at an interesting modification to the Mitsubishi Delica by a motorhome and campervan retailer in Scotland.
A couple of new vehicles are showing up on the other side of the world from Mitsubishi, the most recent being the Engelberg Tourer going on debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It’s a very closely kept secret at the moment, and no one is really sure what it could be. Some are hoping for the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover, but it could be a new concept altogether. Plus,
Mitsubishi Motors released the 2019 Triton pickup truck overseas, with off-road capability. Equipped with an enhanced four-wheel drive (4WD) system and two off-road systems, “Super-Select 4WD” and “Easy-Select 4WD”, this truck would be perfect competition for the 2019 Ram 1500 and 2020 Jeep Gladiator. However, there’s no sign of it coming to America any time soon.
Lastly, the SUV marries a minivan concept, the new Delica concept comes equipped with LED lights, heavy-duty guard rails, under-guard bars, red mud flaps, and other accessories for going off-road and having a little adventure. Designed with a rugged front fascia, one could even mistake this for an off-road van. That’s where Campers Scotland saw promise.
Turn It into a Camper
With the love for camping and the outdoors and the popularity of installing pop-up tents or turning entire vehicles into campers, there’s just so much potential for an off-road capable full-size vehicle with enough space for six passengers. Campers Scotland, claiming to be Scotland’s “premier campervan retailer”, offers all sorts of gear and equipment one can install for a variety of environments and activities and decided to make a bit of modification to the Mitsubishi Delica.
Campers Scotland actually modified the old 2007 model, the predecessor to the current model that Mitsubishi released the new concept for. They turned it into a motorhome powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four engine and riding on a four-wheel drive train. The seating capacity has been decreased to four people but comes with a fridge, a small kitchen powered by roof solar panels that store energy into a lithium super-power battery pack, and a popup roof that elevates to offer more room and vertical space once ready to camp out. Campers Scotland will be presenting their modification, possibly going into production, at the caravan and motorhome expo in Glasgow from February 7-10 2019.
”Like no other camper on, or off the road, this 4WD campervan will take you and your crew off-road to wild and rugged places…Camp, cook, sleep in glens, near lochs, your favorite sandy beaches or forest. This ground-breaking, off-road campervan has multiple features you would expect from a top of the range Campervan with a host of cutting edge features designed for the truly adventurous spirit.” – explains Campers Scotland founder and owner Gary Hayes.
What do you think? Could this be a good time for Mitsubishi to enter the American market with their new trucks and SUV concepts? Join the discussion on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi.