Delica Star Wagon

1979

Delica Star Wagon

The second-generation Delica cab-over light commercial vehicle series went on sale in June 1979 after its first full model change in 11 years. Van and truck variants were joined by the 9-seat Delica Star Wagon powered by a MCA-JET engine that complied with Japan's 1978 emission regulations. Subsequently hi-roof variants of the van and wagon types were added in June 1980, while in October 1981 a wagon with automatic transmission joined the lineup. This was followed by four wheel drive, long body and diesel powered variants in October 1982. The extensive range of models brought an increase in sales volume and in segment share. The Delica Star Wagon enjoyed growing popularity as its overall width was stretched to the limit dictated by Japanese regulations for compact cars to offer a very roomy interior space, full fold-flat seats in the second and third rows, a clean and linear boxy design, comfortable ride quality, easy-to-drive handling and stability, and rigidly. The four-wheel drive model that joined the lineup on October 1982 was Japan's first four wheel one-box wagon and employed a full-feature four-wheel driveline. The grille guard that provided additional front end protection fitted the overall design neatly and with its tall stance Delica Star Wagon 4WD made a strong impact on the market and helped creating consumer perception that the Delica meant 4WD.

Overall length 3990mm
Overall width 1690mm
Overall height 1800mm
Engines 1.6L