Mitsubishi Delica Camper Is Your Go-Anywhere Compact Motorhome
6 February 2019 - motor1
When Japanese quirkiness meets finest Scottish engineering.
It's time for our daily dose of cool recreational vehicles. Our guest today originates from Japan but also has strong Scottish roots. Meet the Mitsubishi Delica D:5 Terrain camper van built by Campers Scotland which claims to be the country's "premier campervan retailer."
There's an overhauled version of Mitsu's MPV-SUV mashup on the market in some regions of the world, but this motorhome is based on its predecessor which debuted in 2007. The two actually share the same underpinnings so it's probably safe to say the D:5 Terrain is based on an up-to-date platform.
The RV can accommodate up to four people but seems to be designed with the adventurous couple in mind. Onboard you'll find a fridge and a small "rugged" kitchen, powered by roof solar panels which store energy into a lithium super-power battery pack. The roof also elevates to provide additional space when you've reached your camping destination.
The vehicle will be introduced publicly at the upcoming caravan and motorhome expo in Glasgow from 7 to 10 February. The company will display a gasoline-powered version with a 2.4-liter inline-four engine but a diesel variant is also available with a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine. Power reaches all four wheels permanently.
"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," explains Campers Scotland founder and owner Gary Hayes. "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."
The D:5 Terrain will be exhibited alongside the company's previous JDM camper offering based on the Toyota Alphard. In addition to building motorhomes, Campers Scotland is also importing Japanese domestic vehicles in the United Kingdom.