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Campervan review: Mitsubishi Delica D:5 Terrain

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Class : Rising Roof
  • Base Vehicle : Nissan
  • Engine Size : 2.4TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 2570
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Campervan

The Verdict

There is no need to fear muddy fields again - you can explore on and off road, all year round, with this, a four-wheel drive campervan built on the Mitsubishi Delica. The exterior is certainly eye-catching, while inside you'll find four beds and a kitchen that includes an induction hob with two rings.

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Mitsubishi Delica Price from: £27,995 Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 4.73m Width: 1.79m Height: 1.87m Payload: 350kg (estimated)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Campers Scotland
Class
Rising Roof
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Nissan
Engine Size
2.4TD
Payload (kg)
350
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
2570
Price from (£)
27995
Length (m)
4.73
Width (m)
1.79
Height (m)
1.87
Berths
4
Main Layout
Campervan
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date
May 2019

DETAILED REVIEW

Campervan Co are probably best-known for their Toyota Alphard Eco Camper Tribrid and Hybrid campervans, which launched three years ago. Following on from the success of these and adding to the line up, the company have introduced the D:5 Terrain.

This is a four-wheel drive campervan that’s built on the Mitsubishi Delica. Being based on pre-owned vehicles imported from Japan, prices start at £27,995. Colours may vary from the eye-catching orange model pictured here, too!

In normal driving mode, the Delica is front-wheel drive, but switches to 4WD when required, using an electronic differential lock switch.

The idea is that it gives you the freedom to explore on and off-road all year round, as you’ll never have to worry about getting stuck in muddy fields again.

It’s a four-berth campervan featuring a two-person travel bench in the rear that converts to a double bed in night mode. Space for a further two berths is provided in the canvas-sided pop-top roof.

As you’d expect, it has a traditional side kitchen layout. Quite unusually, though, it’s equipped with a two-ring induction hob that’s powered by a lithium battery and aided by solar panels, rather than the usual gas-burner type hobs most commonly found in campervans.

Other features include a fridge, USB docking stations, hard-wearing flooring with added grip, and the option to cook inside or out, thanks to the manufacturer’s patented Omnislide cooker system.

The base vehicle is built on the GP Platform that it shares with the Outlander, Lancer, Lancer Evolution X, and RSR.

Features of the Delica include automatic stability control, anti-locking brake system, electronic brakeforce distribution, active cornering lights, and SRS driver and passenger airbags.

A Smart Key system means you don’t have to insert a key into the lock or ignition in order to open the vehicle or start it.

Often known as ‘keyless go’, the system enables the driver to merely keep the key on their person and, when within 70cm of the vehicle, the locks open automatically upon sensing the key in proximity.

The engine is started by simply having the key inside the vehicle, depressing the brake pedal and turning the start switch to the start position. Most Delica models also come with automatic power side doors.

Under the bonnet, you’ll find a 2.4-litre 168bhp petrol engine that is said to offer around 27mpg. A diesel alternative is also available.

The basic camper comes kitted to a good standard with things like swivelling cab seats, a lithium super-power battery and solar panels included. You also have the choice to upgrade with a selection of optional extras, such as roof racks, side and front bars, floodlights, and a towbar.

A Rough-terrain upgrade also adds chassis strengthening, super-performance brake callipers and discs, heightened suspension and scuff-kits, for those that enjoy some proper off-roading.

The Campervan Co lowdown

Established in 2006 with five Mazda Bongos, the Campervan Co originally started up as a hire company and were also known as Campers Scotland. After the success of the Eco Camper Hybrid and Tribrid line, launched three years ago, Campers Scotland expanded operations by switching to a production line model in order to keep up with demand and streamline the business’s production of bespoke campervan conversions.

This year, as part of new expansion plans, the company have undergone a full rebrand and are now known as The Campervan Co, which offer servicing and maintenance in addition to campervan hire and sales.

 

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