Mitsubishi introduced the off-road version of the Xpander minivan

Mitsubishi introduced the off-road version of the Xpander minivan

November 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese car in its new version is similar to both a minivan and a crossover. The novelty will be assembled at the automaker’s factory in Indonesia and will go on sale there.

The Japanese brand Mitsubishi is not the first to decide not to introduce a crossover or a minivan, but something in between these two types of cars. This article will focus on a new product called Xpander Cross – this seven-seater compact MPV (minivan) was originally released in 2017, and then received the suffix “Cross”, indicating its tendency to off-road capabilities.

 Despite the fact that the Mitsubishi Xpander is a relatively new car on the market, it is already the fourth best-selling car manufacturer model – in 2018, 104,000 units were sold. Therefore, it is understandable why Mitsubishi decided to take advantage of the growing popularity of crossovers and SUVs by releasing an updated version of the Xpander Cross model.

The novelty received more off-road devices, such as chunky wings, expanding the body by 50 millimeters compared to the conventional model.

The novelty is also located higher than the standard version of the Xpander – ground clearance has increased by 20 mm and is now 225 mm. These 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted with large-profile off-road tires. Silver roof rails, black protective linings on wheel arches, as well as two metallic body colors of the Sunrise Orange and Graphite Gray complement the image.

 The new Xpander Cross is equipped with an atmospheric 1.5-liter gasoline engine rated at 103 horsepower (141 Nm), which is transmitted to the front axle using either a five-speed “mechanics” or a 4-speed “automatic”.

An exclusive version of the Japanese minivan crossover will be built in Indonesia along with the regular Xpander and will be mainly intended for the local market.