The new Mitsubishi XPander Cross crossover has been introduced as a family-friendly, multi-purpose vehicle with SUV styling
Mitsubishi unveiled an all-new crossover MPV – XPander Cross to join the XPander line-up. It’s inherited Mitsubishi SUV DNA and boasts SUV exterior styling combined with unique attributes from multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) and will make its first debut in Indonesia and then other markets sequentially.
The standard XPander introduced in Indonesia in 2017, has become the fourth-greatest selling model in 2018, accounting for 104 000 units.
Based on the multiple award-winning XPander models, Mitsubishi have brought together its mastery in tough SUV and spacious MPVs to create the XPander Cross providing new values for customers in ASEAN countries where practicality and style are in high demand.
Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors, Takao Kato, says “With the launch of the XPander Cross, we will expand the production capacity to prepare for an increase in export. We are committed to contribute to the expansion of export in Indonesia and also to the development of Indonesia economy.”
The new front-end features the version of Mitsubishi’s trademark with a geometric design portraying a balance between dynamism and power while the lower-bumper design reflects SUV styling.
For a better sense of stability, the XPander Cross is 50 mm wider than the standard model. Black wide wheel arches, distinctive doors, and large 17-inch wheels add a sense of safety and enhancement of an SUV style. It also comes with silver-colored roof rails for extra loading capacity.
At the rear, piano black detailing underneath the rear window and large skid plate on the lower bumper highlights how tough and stable the XPander Cross could be.
The XPander Cross makes its debut with two new colors, a Graphite Grey metallic and outstanding Sunrise Orange metallic. Both are available with a black/brown combination interior with a silver mesh decoration trim.
The practicality offered by the XPander Cross is underpinned by a ground clearance of 225 mm, a complete 20 mm more than the standard XPander providing better handling ability on rougher and flooded roads and gives occupants a higher seating position for clear visibility.
Standard is a 1.5-litre petrol engine with automatic or manual transmissions. The new model’s engine is the most silent in its class thanks to high-performance sound-absorbing and vibration blocking material.
General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors, Nic Campbell says, “Mitsubishi Motors SA started with the homologation process in preparation of the imminent launch of this vehicle in SA.”
The XPander is spacious and able to cart seven people comfortably with easy passenger entry and exit. The seatbacks in the second row (60:40 split) and third row (50:50 split) can be folded down. For large luggage capacity, both rows are able to fold down creating a flat storage area without any gaps.
Even with seven occupants taking up all the seats, the XPander Cross still has enough luggage space to hold a stroller. Numerous cubby holes and compartments ensure the family’s belongings are kept secure and safe.
Other innovations which bring luxury, comfort, and technology to the XPander Cross include: