It was only a matter of time that Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) confirms the photos leaked on the internet. MMM, the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, has confirmed that the new seven-seater MPV, Xpander, will be launched in Malaysia this year.
The new Xpander follows the new ‘Dynamic Shield’ front design concept which is now the new face of every newly launched Mitsubishi vehicle. The ‘Dynamic Shield’ design is supposed to express high performance and a sense of protection for the driver and passengers.
As an MPV bearing SUV styling, the new Xpander blends functionality with some sense of ruggedness. According to Mitsubishi Motors, the tough exterior of this crossover holds convenience, style and practicality within, making it suitable for every Malaysian lifestyle.
“The Xpander is not just an important model for MMM, but across the ASEAN region as well. As of June 2020, the car has reached cumulative sales of around 256,000 units. The success of the Xpander in our neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam reflects how well-suited this car is to meet the needs of Malaysian customers. MMM is very excited for a thrilling year ahead with the introduction of this impressive seven-seater crossover in Malaysia later this year,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.
The Mitsubishi Xpander is a 7-seater MPV based on the XM concept. It has a wheelbase of 2,775 mm with a body that is 4,475 mm (l) x 1,750 mm (w) x 1,695 mm (h). In its current markets, it is powered by a 1.5L MIVEC engine with output of 103 hp and 141 Nm of torque, paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. We will likely get the same since the Xpander is expected to be priced affordably.
The Xpander has won multiple awards in ASEAN countries. Some of the key ones are ”2018 Car of the Year” by Otomotif Awards 2018 in Indonesia, ”Philippines 2019 Automobile of the year in the Standard Category” by Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards and “Thailand Car of the Year 2019 and 2020: THE BEST MPV UNDER 1,600 c.c.” by Grand Prix International PLC.
For more details, stay tuned to MMM’s official website http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/