Mitsubishi Unveils New-Generation Expander MPV

Mitsubishi has unveiled the Expander MPV in Indonesia. But the automaker calls the new model as the Next-Generation MPV and the official name is not yet revealed.

The next-gen MPV will be showcased at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show, which will be held from August 10 to 20, 2017. The MPV features three-row seats which can accommodate seven passengers.

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The next-gen MPV features Mitsubishi's signature Dynamic Shield design language. The front fascia of the MPV sports LED DRLs, headlights and fog lamps are slotted below the daytime running lights.

Mitsubishi states that the Expander combines the best of both SUV and MPV. The side profile features a shoulder line which runs across the door handles and integrates with the rear tail lights.

The rear of the MPV features tail lights identical to the older-gen Pajero Sport. The rear bumper is simple in design which also features diffuser and reflector at the bottom. The MPV looks mature, and the overall design is elegant.

The interior of the next-gen MPV sports infotainment screen, three-spoke steering wheel, and AC vents. The overall theme of the interior is dual-tone with beige and grey colour.

The Next-Generation MPV draws power from a 1.5-litre MIVEC engine. The power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The MPV also features keyless entry, and the headlights will be on for 30 seconds after getting out of the vehicle.

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The new MPV from Mitsubishi looks elegant and it is wider than the most of the models in its segment. The utility vehicle segment in India is growing at a rapid pace, and it will be interesting to see if Mitsubishi brings the new MPV to the country. The New-Generation MPV or the Expander will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Renault Lodgy in India.

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