• May 22nd 2007 at 7:34PM
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Click photo for a gallery of the Mitsubishi Delica D:5 ROADEST

Friends, Mitsubishi Japan has given us a new adjective, and we love it. More on that in a minute. The automaker expanded its JDM Delica D:5 range by adding a 2WD variant of the 7-passenger minivan, which until now was only available with power driving all four wheels. (The 4WD Delica D:5 was one of the support vehicles for Mitsubishi's Dakar effort.)

The regular 2WD D:5 has been dubbed the C2, and it's easily differentiated from its 4WD sibling by its monochrome paint scheme and lower ride height. Not content to just have the C2, Mitsu added a fully tricked version called the ROADEST. And really, it's definitely the roadest minivan we've ever laid eyes on, with its fly 17" wheels, exclusive grille, full ground effects, and perfectly and bizarrely Japanese "ROAR Complete" badging. There's a market in Japan for models like this -- Nissan does it too, with Autech Rider versions of just about everything it sells.

We can't help it. We love this. ROADEST, indeed!

[Source: Mitsubishi]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      grill and headlamps brought to you in part by the new Ford Focus.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Will they be using the Delica Space Gear name again?
      • 8 Years Ago
      #3 & #6 - you guys are so WAY behind the times. You make yourselves sound like typical Yanks who don't know nothing and are missing out. No offense.

      Scion's box and the Honda Elements are almost like "leftover" pieces of all the cool vans that Japan has had for many many years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey all, as of this moment they're still pushing the new design through, so you all are the first to see it! Congrats and thanks for reading the site!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the new look too. It makes it look more well done than before.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Holy redesign, what no tire tracks?
      I think I may like it.....maybe
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the new look of autoblog.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Finally a friend for the Scion bread-box to play with...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow exciting! Not. Yawn.
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