Mitsubishi Showcases Three Concepts Ahead Of Tokyo Auto Salon 2019

Like Subaru, Mitsubishi isn’t lagging behind in terms of concepts for the Tokyo Auto Salon 2019. The first of the lot is a customized Delica D:5 that takes the Dynamic Shield design language to the next level.
Mitsubishi Delica D:5 Urban Gear 4 photos
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Mitsubishi Delica D:5 Urban GearMitsubishi Outlander PHEV Street SportMitsubishi Eclipse Cross Street Sport
The people-hauling minivan with boxy styling bears the name Urban Gear and lots of chrome up front on the grille. Red mudflaps on all four corners, machine-finished wheels, a roof rack, and an LED lightbar are also featured.

Equipped with the 2.2-liter turbo diesel (172 PS and 392 Nm) plus the optional automatic transmission, the Tokyo-bound show car also serves as a rolling exhibit of genuine accessories from Mitsubishi. The adventure-oriented makeover suits the Delica D:5 well considering how boring this multi-purpose vehicle is in bone-stock specification.

Next up, a pair of crossovers shares the spotlight. Painted in two-tone titanium grey metallic and featuring yellow accents inside and out, the Outlander PHEV Street Sport also benefits from 20-inch HFULL Cross RV5 alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama tires.

The Eclipse Cross Street Sport also rolls on 20s, featuring a black finish and multi-spoke design. Garnishing further includes side skirt extensions, black mirrors, and a black decal on the rear three-quarters of each vehicle.

As you can tell, Mitsubishi is having trouble even in its domestic market as far as diversity is concerned. The truth of the matter is, the Eclipse Cross is a letdown and nothing much is happening elsewhere in the range. Adding insult to injury, the Lancer Evolution has been discontinued, leaving the Subaru WRX and WRX STI to tread free.

The future isn’t looking too bright either now that Mitsubishi is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The synergies the group is known for will ultimately put an end to the Pajero as we know, which will share the underpinnings with the Nissan Patrol (Armada) for the next generation of the sport utility vehicle.

On a similar note, the Mirage will share the CMF-B platform with the Renault Clio, Captur, Nissan Juke, Dacia Sandero, and Logan.
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