Mitsubishi Delica D5 Model Information and SEVS import eligibility

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The Mitsubishi Delica D5 people mover is eligible for import to Australia under the SEVS import regulations for 2007 to current models.

While it was available in both 2WD and 4WD variants for the Japanese domestic market, only the 4WD Delica D5 can be imported to Australia.

Note that the CV5W D5 petrol model was sold from 2007 and is more popular in Japan than the CV1W diesel, while the diesel D5 was only sold from 2012 onwards. As a result, the petrol models are easier to source and cost less to import than the diesels.

SEVS Ruling for the Mitsubishi Delica D5 CV1W Diesel

SEVS Ruling for the Mitsubishi Delica D5 CV5W Petrol

We can still source a diesel Delica D5 for you, do be aware though that Australian compliance is available through fewer workshops so currently costs a little more than compliance for Delica D5 petrol models.

The Mitsubishi Delica has been a popular import to Australia for many years thanks to its combination of practicality, luxury features and off-road capabilities.

The Delica D:5 is the latest generation of Delica, with improved performance and technology over previous models and seating capacity for up to 8 passengers.

With its raised ride height, the Delica D5 has excellent approach, ramp and departure angles and has been designed with off-road use in mind. For convenience, the 2WD, 4WD and centre diff lock controls can all be selected from inside the cabin.

Compared to the previous Delica model, the D5 has an extra 20mm of ground clearance and 100mm more interior height, while total vehicle height is actually 100mm less.

Mitsubishi has built the Delica D5 with its next-generation RISE safety body technology on an all new global GS Platform that it shares with the Outlander, Lancer, Lancer Evolution X, and RSR (ASX in Australia).

Chassis improvements to the D5 have made it stronger, safer and lighter than the previous Delica generations with a significant weight saving of between 300kg and 500kg which improves both handling and fuel economy.

The CV5W petrol Delica D5 features Mitsubishi’s AWC four wheel drive system and an INVECS-III continuously variable transmission, coupled to a 4B12 2.4 L MIVEC VVT inline-four engine (similar to that found in the Outlander) producing 125kW (170hp) and delivering 9.6L/100km (10.4km/L) for city driving, and better still on the highway.

All D:5’s feature a 6 speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) with steering wheel mounted paddle shift available on G Power Package and higher spec D5’s (see model options and specifications below).

The CV1W diesel Delica D5 was available in Japan from late 2012 and marketed as the clean diesel variant of the D:5, with Mitsubishi’s brand new 2.2 L 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine (4N14) producing 148 PS of power and 360 Nm of torque.

Mitsubishi claims that this new 4N14 diesel engine is reliable at low revs and has smooth acceleration until high revs with fuel consumption of just 7.35L/100km (13.6 km/L) in mixed use driving, which is rather impressive for its size and performance.

The Delica D:5 is available with either 7 or 8 seats in a versatile arrangement including fully folding seats, captain’s chairs (with folding arm rest) and large slide rail distances front to rear. Interior space is excellent with ample head and leg room and a large number of convenient and well designed storage compartments tucked away throughout the vehicle.

The use of rust resistant steel, more undercoat and better under floor sealing has greatly improved corrosion resistance in the D5. Fender panels are made of a plastic resin so they are lighter and not affected by rust.

Standard features on all Delica D5’s include:

  • Xenon HID headlights

  • 3x Dual mode SRS airbags (passenger, driver, and driver’s knee)

  • ABS brakes

  • Electronic Braking Distribution

  • Active Stability Control (ASC)

  • Dual zone airconditioning

  • Rooflining that reduces cigarette and other odours

  • UV tinted glass

  • Relaxing Interior Illumination adjustable LED interior lighting system (excluding M spec)

Optional or model spec dependent features:

  • 3 sunrooves (2x tilt, 1x power sliding)

  • Single or dual power sliding side doors (with anti trapping protection)

  • Power tail gate (with anti trapping protection)

  • Multiple parking cameras

  • Power folding side step

  • Rockford Fosgate Premium sound system with 860W amplifier, 12 speakers and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound

  • Rear screen with infrared headphones

  • SRS curtain airbags for all 3 rows of seats

  • Captain’s chairs

  • Smart key

  • Cruise control

  • Steering wheel mounted audio and phone control buttons

Mitsubishi Delica D5 Models

The 2L (110kW 4B11 MIVEC engine) and 2WD models are not eligible for import to Australia.

Delica D5 M

This is the base spec model. It has 16 inch alloy wheels and no multifunction controls on the steering wheel.


Standard features include 7 or 8 seats, 16 inch alloy wheels, wood grain interior trim and navigation package.


7 or 8 seater, power front seat. Many factory options were available so Chamonix specs can vary quite a lot.


18 inch alloy wheels standard. Paddle shift transmission optional.


Standard features include 18 inch alloy wheels, paddle shift transmission and leather steering wheel and left side power sliding door. Right side power sliding door optional.


Same as the G Power Package plus satellite navigation package (only works in Japan). Power tail gate and Rockford Fosgate Premium sound system were optional.


Sames as the G Navi Package but dual power sliding doors as standard. Also standard are smart key, power tail gate, Rockford Fosgate Premium sound system and front power seats.


Mitsubishi set the Roadest version apart with a different body kit which is particularly noticeable in the front styling. Other than the appearance, it is available in similar specifications including Roadest G, Roadest G Power Package, Roadest G Navi Package and Roadest Premium.

View Mitsubishi Delica D5 Wiki for more model information.

Delica D5 Pictures

Mitsubishi Delica D5 4WD

Mitsubishi Delica D5 interior front

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Mitsubishi Delica D5 interior cutaway seat layout

Mitsubishi Delica D5 off road 4WD