After Indonesia, Thailand's 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander facelift trades 4AT for CVT, Malaysia when?

Sanjay · Mar 22, 2022 04:47 PM

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The Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) is underway, and besides the hullaballoo surrounding the new Ford Ranger and updated Nissan Almera is this, the 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander facelift for the Thai market.

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Headlining changes in this iteration of the 7-seater MPV are exterior and mechanical updates, which includes a new CVT.

Also read: Trading 4AT for CVT, 2021 Mitsubishi Xpander facelift launched in Indonesia

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The former first; its Dynamic Shield front fascia has redesigend LED position lights, fresh grille setup, and T-shaped headlamps that replaces the blocky ones on the pre-facelift car (just like the Malaysian Xpander has).

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Round the back there's new LED combination tail lights, and a new rear bumper, giving it a sharper look à la a mini Outlander.

Also read: Great looks, new features: All-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander makes global debut!

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The cabin receives improvements too, in the form of a more modern dashboard, new steering wheel, digital air-cond panel, and an electric parking brake (EPB).

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Still, the biggest change for the Xpander is under the hood: out goes its old 4-speed automatic, and in place of that is a CVT-type automatic transmission.

Also read: Selling cars with a 4-speed automatic, in 2021, should be illegal

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The gearbox is paired to the same 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine (105 PS/141 Nm), still driving the front wheels (FWD).

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Prices for the facelifted Xpander will be announced at a later date, but our sister site, Autofun Thailand expects a small price hike of around THB 10,000 (~RM 1.3k), bumping prices to THB 799,000 (~RM 100k).

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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