Over 2,000 bookings have already been placed for this latest Mitsubishi MPV.
The sole detail that was left unanswered during the preview of the Mitsubishi Xpander a couple of weeks ago is finally known today, as Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) officially launches the this three-row MPV locally at a price of RM 91,369.
This price stated above is the on-the road price in Peninsula Malaysia for private registration without insurance cost factored in. The Xpander sells for RM 92,526 in Sabah, RM 92,576 in Sarawak and RM 87,043 in the duty-free zone of Labuan. Speaking of duty-free, much like any other new car sold before the 31st of December this year, the list price of this locally-assembled Xpander currently is quoted with the 100% sales tax exemption in place.
Only one variant of the Xpander is available locally, with four colours to choose from. These are Titanium Grey, Quartz White, Diamond Black and Red Metallic. Under the hood of this Mitsubishi minivan is a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated MIVEC four-cylinder unit that outputs an adequate 105 PS and 141 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels through a well-proven four-speed automatic transmission.
Stepping inside this bold-looking, high-riding MPV, Mitsubishi boasts best-in-class cabin space and touts the flat-folding second and third row seats, which is apparently the only in its class. Notable features within the Xpander cabin includes roof-mounted rear air vents, a 9-inch central infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4.2 inch digital display within the analog instrument cluster and leather seats.
As for safety, the Xpander comes with an All Round Monitor (ARM) and Driving Video Recorder (DVR), in addition to the usual passive safety aids like Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distributor (EBD), Active Stability Control (ASC), Brake Assist System (BA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Only two airbags are present though.
Officially arriving in Mitsubishi showrooms nationwide for customers to view and test drive from the 20th of November onwards, the order books on this new Mitsubishi 7-seat minivan has been open for two weeks now, and has since garnered over 2,000 bookings.
Mitsubishi has just begun production of the Xpander locally in the Pekan, so the orders should be fulfilled relatively soon.
PRESS RELEASE: MITSUBISHI MOTORS MALAYSIA (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, announced the following prices for the new Mitsubishi XPANDER.
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Prices above are quoted on-the-road without insurance for private registration in Peninsular Malaysia, East Malaysia and duty free zone. These prices are also quoted in view of the Malaysian government’s announcement to drop Sales and Service tax (SST) for cars, which sees a 100% sales tax exemption on locally-assembled (CKD) models.
Since its Open-for-Booking announcement on 22 October 2020, the Mitsubishi XPANDER has garnered over 2,000 bookings to date.
“Mitsubishi Motors would like to thank all its customers for showing overwhelming interest in the new Mitsubishi XPANDER. We will try our utmost effort on production to honour these early bird customers as much as possible,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.
“The multi-award winning XPANDER has been well received in other ASEAN countries and MMM is pleased to see the same support from Malaysians. We hope to keep this momentum going and we will maximize our production capacity to meet this encouraging response. In return for customer strong support, the team at Mitsubishi Motors are driven to deliver new units as soon as possible to reduce customer’s waiting time,” he added.
The new XPANDER comes in one variant only with four colour to choose from- Titanium Grey, Quartz White, Diamond Black and Red Metallic. The seven-seater crossover comes with 5-Year warranty with unlimited mileage.
Customers will be able to view and test drive the new XPANDER at all Mitsubishi Motors authorized showrooms nationwide from 20 November 2020 onwards.
New XPANDER Product Features
The XPANDER is powered by a 1.5-litre MIVEC petrol engine using aluminium block that produces 105 PS at 6,000 rpm and 141 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The XPANDER comes with a four-speed automatic transmission optimized for power and fuel economy.
The new XPANDER never fails to impress with it’s a striking futuristic design. The XPANDER follows the iteration of the ‘Dynamic Shield’ front design concept, which is incorporated in every newly launched Mitsubishi car. The ‘Dynamic Shield’ expresses high performance and a sense of protection for the passengers and pedestrians.
Aesthetically, the XPANDER comes with a few impressive kit list including LED Headlamps, Crystal blocks LED position lamp and L-illumination LED Tail Lights. The new XPANDER also comes with 16 inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Customers may also explore more adventurous places with the XPANDER’s high ground clearance of 205mm.
Moving inside, the XPANDER gets best-in-class spacious cabin with overall height of 1,730mm and overall length of 4,475mm. The new XPANDER is with a 2,775mm wheelbase and 1,750mm width offering more legroom for all its passengers.
The XPANDER is the only car in its class with fold-flat second and third rows seats providing full luggage space and car-like boot that makes it easier to load larger or longer items. The XPANDER is also fitted with under-seat multi-purpose storage, cargo floor box with lid, third row side pocket and cup holder, centre console box with sliding lid, multiple storage compartments and glove box with double compartment to store all the items needed for a perfect weekend getaway.
Furthermore, the XPANDER also comes with four roof-mounted air vents for better air distribution towards each passenger promising faster cooling effect for hot days. For entertainment, the XPANDER comes with 9-Inch Audio System with Apple Carplay and Android Auto Ready.
Safety features includes dual SRS airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distributor (EBD), Active Stability Control (ASC), Brake Assist System (BA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
Last but not least, the XPANDER also comes with 4.2-inch high contrast meter cluster with important information display such as engine coolant temperature gauge, and warning display for cruise control or low battery in the car key.
MMM’s Authorised Dealer Package
To further enhance the value of the vehicle, a MMM authorized dealer package is introduced. The MMM authorized dealer package will include features such as All Round Monitor (ARM), Driving Video Recorder (DVR) and Leather Seats.
ARM uses multiple cameras around the vehicle to create a 360 Degrees bird’s eye view to aid parking and manoeuvring.
For added peace-of-mind driving, the DVR captures every moment or incident in front of the vehicle while on the move.
Last but not least, the stylish black leather seats further complements the vehicle design and ride comfort for the driver and passengers.
All these accessories are tested and verified by MMM to be in compliance with Malaysia’s local regulation requirement.