The Xpander MPV gets an SUV-styled design on the front end with Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield Design. The front fascia features LED DLRs flanked on either side of the grille and headlamps and fog lamps slotted on the bumper.
The rear of the Xpander features L-shaped LED tail lamps. The overall design of the MPV combines the best of both SUV and MPV. The side profile of the Xpander gets a shoulder line running through the door handles and integrates with the tail lights. The MPV will be offered in a seven-seater configuration.
The interior of the MPV sports black-beige theme with steering wheel borrowed from the Mirage and instrument cluster identical to the Pajero Sport. The safety features on the MPV include dual airbags, ABS, EBD, brake assist and hill start assist.
The top-of-the-range model gets touchscreen infotainment system and reverse parking camera. Other features include keyless entry, push start/stop button and colour LCD multi information display.
The Xpander MPV draws power from a 1.5-litre four-cylinder MIVEC engine producing 103bhp and 141Nm of torque. The power is delivered to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Mitsubishi Xpander MPV looks aggressive and is wider compared to its rivals in the same segment. Indonesia will be the first market to get the MPV. Mitsubishi has not revealed its plans for launching the Xpander in other markets.
But, if Mitsubishi plans to bring the Xpander to India, it will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Renault Lodgy.
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