2020 Mitsubishi Xpander Review

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander Review - After weeks and also months of speculation, Mitsubishi lastly unveiled the Xpander at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. While it plainly straddles in between an MPV and also an SUV, there are still some inquiries bordering the new model.

To start with, why the name Xpander? The answer is quite easy, truly: It largely deals with the ASEAN market. But Mitsubishi Motors Corporation CEO Osamu Masuko shares that the Xpander will be an international model, with the intention of passing through the European market in the future.

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander Review


Mitsubishi has a knack of pattern its road-going vehicles from ideas. The Montero Sport takes its hints from the GC-PHEV and also the XR-PHEV ideas. The Xpander's style is based on the XM Crossover MPV Concept, which was revealed at the Indonesia International Vehicle Program in 2015. The Monty as well as the brand-new crossover MPV birth the hallmark Dynamic Shield Style as well as have an exceptional similarity. As a matter of fact, the Xpander has been dubbed as an infant Montero Sport.

An unique feature of the Xpander is the fronts lights, which are placed on the bumper, while the LEDs are located on the hood. There's a floating roof effect when watched from the side. Flared fenders, on the other hand, provide the Xpander an SUV-like appearance. The 16in alloys on 205/55 tires help the 205mm ground clearance. The back is just as trendy, with L-shaped mix lights.

The interior is the largest in its class. The second-row bench can be adjusted fore and aft for much better legroom of third-row occupants. The 2nd row splits 60:40, while the 3rd row splits 50:50. The Xpander boasts a total of 16 container holders on the door trims as well as facility console. In advance, the horizontal dashboard layout integrates a screen with a floating result. The smack when you close the doors goes over.


2020 Mitsubishi Xpander Review

Thrusting the Xpander is the 4A91 1.5-liter engine that has actually been fine-tuned for better efficiency, providing 103hp as well as 141Nm of torque. Components such as a built crankshaft permit it to run smoother as well as limits resonance at the same time. Transmission is either a five-speed guidebook or a four-speed automated. An additional generally asked question is, will there be a diesel? Masuko-san says there are no plans for a diesel as demand is lowering in other markets. They will focus better on the existing mill.

There are six versions in Indonesia: GLX, GLS, and also Surpass in handbook; as well as Surpass, Sport, and Ultimate in automated. There will be four versions once it gets here in the Philippines, two variations for both transmissions. The Xpander will certainly complete straight against the Toyota Avanza, the Suzuki Ertiga, and also the Honda Mobilio. With its "SUV-MPV" concept, however, it's extra in tune to give the Honda BR-V a run for its cash.

To provide you a suggestion of the Xpander's price, a Mitsubishi dealer told us after the launch that it evenly matches the rate of the Avanza in Indonesia. When is it coming? Masuko-san claimed it will certainly be offered in the Philippines sometime early following year. If you're in the market for a seven-seater crossover MPV, you could intend to wait just a little while longer.

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