Delica Truck

1968

Delica Truck

Under one-ton four-wheel light truck sales had been growing steadily, mainly on the back of demand from the retail, wholesale, manufacturing and other industries. In anticipation of further growth in light truck demand and after launching the Minicab Truck in August 1966 Mitsubishi shifted its light truck development into a higher gear around April 1967. The first fruit of this development drive was the introduction of the Delica Truck in July 1968. With its name deriving from a contraction of the English "delivery car", the Delica Truck adopted a cab-over-engine design to increase payload capacity and interior space at a time when bonnet-type design dominated the class. The Delica Van, Delica Route Van and Delica Cargo variations as well as a high-cargo bed Delica Truck were launched the following year to offer a wider lineup of commercial vehicles. The Delica Truck was distinguished by soft lines using curved glass and offered the first 3-seat cabin in its class as well as a maximum payload of 600 kg, more than any other vehicle in its class. It was powered by the same 1.1 L engine used in the Colt 1100, developing class-topping 58 PS.

Overall length 3800mm
Overall width 1540mm
Overall height 1830mm
Engine 1.1L