Mitsubishi has updated the cross-version of the compact Xpander

Mitsubishi has updated the cross-version of the compact Xpander

January 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese brand is preparing the market debut of an updated version of its best seller. The main changes affected the appearance of the Mitsubishi Xpander, but the engine, apparently, will remain the same.

The seven-seater compact Mitsubishi Xpander appeared on sale in 2017. The model was created mainly for the countries of Southeast Asia, and Indonesia became the main market for it. It was here that it was decided to organize the mass production of new items. The model immediately caused a real stir, and the line for Xpander stretched for several months in advance. So in 2018, the manufacturer had to increase production capacity to produce 150,000 cars a year instead of 100,000. In November 2019, the brand offered customers an off-road version of the Xpander Cross. Such a compact truck slightly increases its size and gets off-road accessories.

Now, Mitsubishi has a little “retouched” this modification. What came of this is shown by pictures posted on Facebook by Tekan Minyak. A freshened van gets a new grille, redesigned bumpers and rims with a new design. Test assembly of the updated cross-version has already begun at the plant in Malaysia.

 This time it was not possible to look into the interior of the car. However, experts are sure that Mitsubishi has prepared its changes for the interior of the model. For example, a new product can get better materials and a “grown up” multimedia screen.

 On the technical side of improvements is not expected. Recall that under the hood of the current compact van is a one and a half liter gasoline “aspirated” with a capacity of 105 hp. In Indonesia, the motor is combined with a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic transmission, but only a 4-speed automatic is available on the Malaysian market. Drive – non-alternative front. The updated cross-version of the Mitsubishi Xpander is most likely the first to be tested by Indonesia’s motorists, despite the fact that they unveiled the new product in Malaysia.

 The cost of the “pre-reform” Xpander in the Indonesian market starts at 215.3 million local rupees. Outside Asia, the Mitsubishi Xpander is unlikely to get out.