FAQ: All you need to know about the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander!

Sanjay · Oct 24, 2020 10:00 AM

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The locally-assembled (CKD) in Pekan 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander is now open for booking in Malaysia and as usual with all new cars, we have the complete run down for you right here. Let’s go!

What’s the price of the new Mitsubishi Xpander?

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Prices have not been announced yet. Though we estimate it to be circa RM 100,000, the actual prices should be released as the car nears its November launch date.

How big is the Mitsubishi Xpander?

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Part of what makes the Xpander spacious is its size - it's bigger than its closest rivals, the Honda BR-V and the Aruz. Having the longest wheelbase also helps in creating more head and legroom inside.

Ground clearance is a generous 205 mm, which should make braving flash floods not much of a problem.

How many variants are available?

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It's an uncomplicated affair - only one variant is offered. One variant with everything you need in a people mover, especially a comfortable ride and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay to entertain your guests filling in the car's seven seats.

What's cool about the exterior?

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Since we get the facelifted variant, our Xpander features a revised 'Dynamic Shield' front fascia that features Bi-LED headlamps, slighty modified front grille...

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...and neat touches such as a shark fin antenna, 16-inch wheels and L-shaped LED combination tail lights.

What about the interior?

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Going inside, there’s a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There's also 6-speakers for your to entertain passengers with.

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It's fairly roomy for rear seat occupants.

It also has four roof-mounted rear air-conditioning vents and lots of practical cubby spaces - as you'd expect from a seven-seat SUV.

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Lots of practical touches. Leather seats pictured are optional extras, standard ones are fabric.

How big is the boot?

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The Xpander’s second- and third-row seats can fold flat to give a maximum boot space of 1,630 litres. With the third-row seats down, the boot space is 495 litres.

What powertrain does the Xpander have?

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It's got the 4A91, a 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine making 105 PS and 141 Nm, paired to a four-speed automatic. This engine is closely related to the one in the Mitsubishi Colt, but updated to fit current market requirements.

Is it powerful enough?

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This is how the Xpander's powertrain compares to its closest rivals. It sits in the midlde of the pack in terms of power-to-weight ratio (Honda BR-V - 94.6 PS-per-tonne, Xpander - 84 PS-per-tonne, Perodua Aruz - 77.9 PS-per-tonne).  

What about fuel economy?

The Xpander returns a claimed figure of 7 litres/100km. Meanwhile, the Aruz and BR-V share the same claimed figure of 6.5 litres/100km. 

Is it front- or rear-wheel drive?

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Clockwise from top: the shark-fin antenna, side mirror with integrated turn signals and 16-inch wheels.

The Xpander is front-wheel drive, which'll help reduce maintenance costs as you don't have to replace the rear differential oil unlike rear-wheel drive offerings - which are the Aruz and Toyota Rush.

What safety features does the Mitsubishi Xpander have?

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Here’s the safety kit that the Xpander comes with:

  • Two airbags
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution (ABS, EBD)
  • Brake assist (BA)
  • Active stability control (ASC)
  • Hill start assist (HSA)

How is it like to drive?

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Four colours are available: Diamond Black Mica, Red Metallic, Quartz White Pearl, and Titanium Grey Metallic.

Test drive cars aren't available yet for us, but stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, perhaps you can read our Indonesian colleagues' review - but do keep in mind pertinent differences like the infotainment, for one.

What about warranty and after-sales support?

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You'll get a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty with your Xpander. There's also 56 showrooms (46 are 3S centres) nationwide, of which there's 14 in Sabah and Sarawak.

Meanwhile, here's when and where you can check out the car!

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander Previews
Date Location Time
23-25 Oct. Toppen Mall, Johor Bahru, Johor 10.00am-10.00pm
29 Oct. -1 Nov. Ipoh Parade, Perak 10.00am-10.00pm

I need more info!

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As usual, we're all about the details, so you can check out Adrian's walkthrough below. Stay tuned to our model page as well for further updates!

In the meantime, why not join our forum or WhatsApp group to discuss more about the Xpander, and don't forget to download our new Android app as well!

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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