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Published on June 19th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen


Why Can’t We Have The Mitsubishi Delica D:2 Hybrid MPV In Malaysia?

The Mitsubishi Delica D:2 hybrid could rival the Nissan Serena hybrid

By now, most Malaysians should be fairly familiar with the automotive scene in Malaysia, we see many different types of vehicles on the road but many don’t think about how some vehicle types tend to be dominated by only one vehicle, one example is the Nissan Serena Hybrid which dominates MPV sales in Malaysia.


While the Nissan Serena hybrid is a great vehicle and a very safe family vehicle, sometimes it is good to have some diversity and competition. After all, competition is what motivates automakers to improve their products. So why then, would Mitsubishi choose not to sell the Delica D:2 MPV here in Malaysia? Let’s explore.

Moreover, the Mitsubishi Delica D:2 compact minivan was just recently updated to include more safety and functionality features including things like a lane departure warning system as part of the brand’s advanced safety technology known as “Mitsubishi e-Assist.” 


The new Mitsubishi Delica D:2 also features improved functional features to enhance convenience. One example of this includes the power sliding door reservation lock function has been equipped with a request switch interlocking feature. This is sure to save a lot of time for owners.

On top of that, the Mitsubishi Delica D:2 also now comes in new colours, namely, Caravan Ivory Pearl Metallic and Tough Khaki Pearl Metallic. This brings the total number of monotone colors for the model to seven.


So with all this, it is pretty obvious that the Mitsubishi Delica D:2 would be a really good competitor to the Nissan Serena Hybrid, perhaps not in terms of sheer size, but at least it is an alternative. After all, there already are virtually no other vehicles to challenge the Nissan Serena in that segment so why not?

What’s more, many brands either just do not sell any cars directly in Malaysia or if they do, they don’t include many popular overseas models. Think brands like Dodge which have no official presence in the country and brands like Volkswagen which does not sell the Amarok pickup truck here in Malaysia.


While some cars are great and would probably dominate their segments even with competition, I believe it is necessary to always have at least a bit of competition to keep automakers on their toes. After all, we as customers always want the best deal and competition is the best way to ensure that, even for an MPV.


Want to know more about the Mitsubishi Delica D:2? Check it out on the Mitsubishi Japan website linked here.

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