Mitsubishi Space Gear L400
Box van , minibus
Gasoline : 2.0-3.0 liters
The Mitsubishi Space Gear / L 400 is a choice of four-wheel drive equipped minibus and vans of Mitsubishi Motors with up to nine seats. The chassis of the four-wheel drive version corresponds to that of the Mitsubishi Pajero . The models are based on the Mitsubishi Delica 4th generation. The Delica was offered in Europe so far as Mitsubishi L300 , where the luxury bus with panoramic roof of the L300 (which in Japan long had the name Space Gear) and the combination or van models were still offered parallel to the Space Gear until 1998. The empty weight is given as 1690-2170 kg.
The Space Gear came as a luxuriously equipped van already in 1994 to Europe, was initially offered only with the 2.0-liter gasoline engines. Only later followed the 2.4-liter gasoline engine and the 73 kW diesel engine from the contemporary Mitsubishi Pajero. The interior had a flat floor on which the seats could be variably attached. There was a separately controllable heating system for the rear, electric sunroof and electric blinds for the four panoramic windows located in the roof. While initially two airbags were standard, there was an antilock brake system only in the diesel engine as standard . The 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine. Only in 1998 came with the L400 as van and minibus, the actual successor of the L300 with the 2.5-liter diesel engine with turbocharger in Europe on the market. Here, however, this only made 64 kW.
The Hyundai H-1 was almost identical, but had a more modern engine. Due to the lack of success, the import of the L400 was stopped in 2001. The Space Gear, however, was imported until 2003. Both models received no successor in Europe. They were produced until 2006 and the Delica Space Gear replaced by the Mitsubishi Delica D: 5.
Gasoline engines : 2.0-3.0 liters (83-136 kW)
Diesel engines : 2.5 liters (64-73 kW)
Length: 4685-5055 mm
Width: 1695 mm
Height: 1960-2060 mm
Wheelbase: 2800-3000 mm