Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is gearing up for the launch of the Mitsubishi Xpander here in Malaysia. The company has been teasing the arrival of the model since August, including a preview at Mid Valley Megamall.
But did you know that the model we’re set to receive is the facelifted model, skipping the pre-facelift model altogether.
Let’s dive into the difference between the pre-facelift and facelifted model.
Exterior – Subtle changes
Perhaps the most significant change up front is the revised Dynamic Shield front-end that features a slightly larger Mitsubishi emblem and a new grille. LED headlights are nestled below the slim LED daytime running lights (DRLs).
Towards the side, the Xpander gets redesigned 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.
The rear-end of the updated Mitsubishi Xpander gains a new shark fin antenna – replacing the bee-sting antenna found on the pre-facelift model.
Interior – Small improvements
Changes inside are even more subtle than the exterior, as the Indo-spec facelifted Xpander gains a new 7-inch touchscreen head unit as well as a new 6-speaker audio setup.
It’s a little bit different for Pekan-assembled units, as we will be getting a different head unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
We can also expect the Malaysian-spec Xpander to feature a built-in digital video recorder (DVR).
Powertrain – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
Power is derived from a 1.5-litre 4A91 four-cylinder petrol engine that does 105 PS and 141 Nm, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
When the Mitsubishi Xpander is launched in Malaysia, it will go head-to-head against the Honda BR-V, Perodua Aruz, and Toyota Rush.