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.
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.
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.
Since we get the facelifted variant, our Xpander features a revised 'Dynamic Shield' front fascia that features Bi-LED headlamps, slighty modified front grille...
...and neat touches such as a shark fin antenna, 16-inch wheels and L-shaped LED combination tail lights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Here’s the safety kit that the Xpander comes with:
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.
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
|Toppen Mall, Johor Bahru, Johor
|29 Oct. -1 Nov.
|Ipoh Parade, Perak
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!
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2020 Mitsubishi Xpander 1.5 L
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