Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) recently revealed the new Mitsubishi Xpander crossover MPV, featuring a refreshed design and a few significant mechanical upgrades.
On the exterior, the Dynamic Shield front face of the Xpander has been redesigned, while a horizontal bumper which gives an impression of a low centre of gravity and a three-dimensional skid plate are newly adopted.
T-shaped headlights are also incorporated as a new generation headlight unit shape, and for the higher trim levels, LED type is used.
At the rear, we have new taillights and a new horizontally styled rear bumper. For the rear combination lights, T-shaped tail lights with homogeneous lighting is newly adopted, while LED stop lights are added to the LED tail lights and back lights to improve visibility at night.
For the high-end trim level, 17-inch wheels and tires are newly equipped, with the round-rim type alloy two-tone wheels.
In terms of dimensions, the front and rear overhang are extended by 75 mm and 45 mm respectively, while the vehicle height has also increased up to 20 mm compared to the current model, resulting in a higher ground clearance of up to 225 mm.
There is also a new Blade Silver Metallic body colour, complementing the existing Quartz White Pearl, Graphite Gray Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Red Metallic, and Deep Bronze Metallic.
Inside, we have a new dashboard, a redesigned steering wheel, new soft pads, synthetic leather upholstery, and real stitching for the armrest and door trim.
Other new features include an air conditioning panel with a liquid crystal display that make it easy to check the fan level and temperature settings at a glance, and a high contrast meter display with new graphic design.
Also new are a larger centre console, and an armrest that can store four 600 ml plastic bottles.
Under the hood, the Xpander now gets a new CVT gearbox, a new Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, and a new electric parking brake with Auto Hold function. Mitsubishi announced that the suspension system has also been updated for better comfort.
That being said, the new Mitsubishi Xpander will be produced at Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha plant in Indonesia for the local market.