Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia is seeing positive sales growth after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mitsubishi Triton recorded a 22.2 % market share from January to June 2020. Mitsubishi’s double cab pickup truck currently holds the number one position in Melaka, Penang, and Kedah. We look forward to how things will turn out for the Mitsubishi Xpander.
Overall, Mitubishi Malaysia’s market share for 1H 2020 has grown to 1.7% in comparison to 1H 2019’s 1.4%.
With positive trends in the sales of Mitsubishi cars, we are looking forward to the new 7-seater MPV by Mitsubishi, the Mitsubishi Xpander. With the aggressive look of the Dynamic Shield, the Xpander will rival the Honda BR-V and Perodua Aruz.
Powered by a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine that sends 105 PS/141 Nm to the front wheels via a 4-speed automatic, the output of the Xpander is within the range of both the BR-V and Aruz. With the Xpander outselling the BR-V in Thailand, it might just pose a threat to Honda's B-segment MPV.
“MMM is very excited for a thrilling year ahead with the introduction of the Mitsubishi Xpander. The 7-seater crossover will provide us with a solid base to maintain strong sales momentum until the end of the year. The demand and success of the new Mitsubishi Xpander in our neighbouring ASEAN countries reflects on how well-suited this car is to meet the needs of customers and we’re confident that this impressive Xpander will capture the heart of Malaysians,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM
Whether or not the Xpander will put up a good fight against is rivals, we will have to wait for its launch later this year.