The Mitsubishi Xpander MPV obtained a facelift final 12 months, however the Cross variant didn’t obtain any updates again then. Thus, Mitsubishi has now launched the facelifted Xpander Cross with revised styling and new options. The mannequin is already out there in Indonesia and can quickly roll out in different markets.
The common Xpander was launched in 2017, whereas the extra adventurous Xpander Cross adopted in 2019. For this reason the facelift of the latter was delayed by a 12 months over the previous. Predictably, the mannequin will get comparable visible updates with its non-crossover sibling together with T-shaped LEDs for the break up headlights and the taillights, pus a version-specific bodykit that helps with differentiation.
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Certainly, the entrance bumper is exclusive to the Xpander Cross with rugged options together with an aluminum-style skidplate with built-in inlets. The profile will get boxier plastic cladding for the wheelarches, extra aluminum-style trim, and a brand new set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Because of the redesigned entrance and rear bumpers, the overhangs have been expanded by 95 mm (3.7 inches) in a quest to enhance the MPV-style proportions.
The rear finish advantages from slimmer taillight housings, a revised tailgate, and a brand new rear bumper mirroring the design of the entrance finish. All these parts make the MPV look extra like an SUV, which was the purpose of the designers. There may be additionally a brand new physique shade known as Inexperienced Bronze Metallic becoming a member of the prevailing shades.
Inside, the Xpander Cross will get the redesigned dashboard of the facelifted Xpander. New options embody a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a revised four-spoke steering wheel, new local weather controls, plus a wi-fi charging pad on the decrease a part of the middle console. The cabin retains its three-row structure, providing room for as much as seven passengers.
Setting apart the styling and inside updates, the mannequin presents enhanced journey consolation due to extra inflexible entrance strut mounts, bigger rear shock absorbers, and high-performance valves. The introduction of the Energetic Yaw Management system which mechanically adjusts braking on the entrance wheels minimizes understeer and helps enhance dealing with.
The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is fitted with a well-recognized naturally aspirated 1.5-liter engine producing 103 hp (77 kW / 105 PS) and 141 Nm (104 lb-ft) of torque. Similar to within the common Xpander facelift, the mill is now mixed with a brand new CVT gearbox sending energy to the entrance axle. Don’t be fooled by the excessive floor clearance and the rugged styling as Mitsubishi by no means provided an AWD Xpander.
The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is priced from 309,950,000 Indonesian Rupiah ($21,117), which makes it significantly dearer that the common Xpander ranging from 253,400,000 Indonesian Rupiah ($17,268). The fashions can be offered in Southeast Asia, the Center East, Latin America, and Africa. Between 2017 and 2022, Mitsubishi offered greater than 470,000 models of the Xpander and Xpander Cross. Final 12 months, the Xpander collection was Mitsubishi’s third best-selling mannequin, proving that there’s nonetheless a marketplace for crossover-style minivans.