2021 Mitsubishi Xpander: What we know so far
Since its launch in 2018, the Mitsubishi Xpander has remained as one of the more popular MPV options in the local market. Its stylish, futuristic looks are guaranteed to catch admiring eyes, and its spacious interior offers a lot of comfort and practicality.
Mitsubishi Xpander - Official Video Profile - Mitsubishi Indonesia
For the model year 2020, Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has already released a facelifted version. As such, most of you might already be familiar with it. It is also very likely that it will remain unchanged in 2021 until Mitsubishi decides to update it once again. So, what can we expect with the Xpander this year?
The Philippine-spec 2021 Mitsubishi Xpander
2021 Mitsubishi Xpander: Exterior
For the currently available Philippine-spec Mitsubishi Xpander, the front facia now sports a two-panel grille instead of the three slatted one found on the original version. It still has the Mitsubishi logo on display, but it is now as large as the logo on the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross.
For the GLS variant, the front is equipped with a chrome grille, whereas the GLX variant sports a blacked-out one, as well as a pair of smoked headlights. Up top, the facelifted Xpander also replaced the rod-type antenna with a slicker, more modern shark fin antenna.
The changes were mainly focused on the front
As we’ve said, the Xpander was just given a facelift and we’re pretty sure that this will remain as is for 2021. Do note however that other markets already have the Xpander Black Edition. It doesn’t vary from the regular Xpander mechanically, but it does come with black trim pieces which provides the MPV a sportier, more aggressive look.
If Mitsubishi decided to introduce this variant locally, then many of its fans might take a liking to it. Or maybe, MMPC can even sell the individual pieces of this Black Edition much like what Toyota is doing with its TRD products.
The Mitsubishi Xpander Black Edition
2021 Mitsubishi Xpander: Interior
Inside, the facelifted PH-spec 2021 Mitsubishi Xpander’s fabric seats were revised. Other than that, the interior of the Mitsubishi-made MPV remains the same as the original version.
The Xpander offers plenty of room
To entertain its occupants, the GLX Plus, is equipped with a 2-DIN tuner with iPod connectivity, Aux and USB ports. The GLX Plus in turn comes with a 6.9-inch touchscreen with MP3 compatibility, Bluetooth, the WinCE OS Mirror Link feature, Aux-in among others.
The GLS’ seven-inch touchscreen is the most capable of the bunch as it comes with an Android OS with a Mirror Link feature, and other connectivity options one would expect from a modern infotainment system.
Only the GLX Plus and GLS have offline navigation, and both also have six speakers.
The dashboard and steering wheel of the current PH-spec Xpander
2021 Mitsubishi Xpander: Engine and performance
The 2021 Xpander retains the same powerplant that the original version came with. It’s a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of producing up to 104 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque.
Underneath, the tale remains the same. The current Xpander still uses a MacPherson strut type front suspension, a torsion beam rear suspension, a ventilated disc front disc brake, and a leading and trailing drum brake for the rear.
2021 Mitsubishi Xpander: Safety
The current Xpander is already up to par with modern car safety standards. Equipped on all trim levels is an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, ISOFIX, and an emergency stop signal. It also comes standard with dual front airbags.
2021 Mitsubishi Xpander: Final Thoughts
As it is right now, the Mitsubishi Xpander fulfills a “sweet-spot” of sorts for those wanting an attractive-looking but family-friendly vehicle. So yes, Mitsubishi isn’t likely to introduce a major update anytime soon. This is on top of the fact that the Japanese brand has recently released the facelifted version locally.
The Xpander is a great family car
If we dare express our wishes for the Xpander however, we rather like the Black Edition variants that are currently available in Indonesia.
Introducing another variant might be a stretch, though, so maybe Mitsubishi can sell the Black Edition's dark toned bits and pieces to further expand the currently available genuine Xpander accessory catalog.
2021 Mitsubishi Xpander: Expected Price
Currently, the 2021 Mitsubishi Xpander’s price ranges from Php 1,008,000 to Php 1,128,000. Do note though that the PH-spec Xpander is an import, so its price will likely increase a bit in the future due to the DTI Safeguard Measures Act.
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Know more about Mitsubishi Xpander 2022
The Mitsubishi Xpander 2021- 2022 is a seven-seater MPV in the Philippines, currently assembled and imported from Indonesia. It is currently offered in three variants, comprising the base GLX trim, the midrange GLS, and the GLS Black Series. Even as it replaces the Adventure AUV, the Xpander is built on an all-new unibody chassis, with a suspension system based on the Lancer Evolution X. All Xpander variants are powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Xpander measures 4,475mm long, 1,750mm wide, and 1,700mm high (1,695mm for the GLX). A wheelbase of 2,775mm is standard across the range. Mitsubishi Xpander prices in the Philippines range between Php 1,008,000 and Php 1,138,00, with the GLX manual offering the lowest monthly amortization of Php 12,149 on a downpayment of 50 percent and payment terms of 60 months. Among the Xpander’s rivals in the MPV segment are the Avanza and Rush from Toyota, the Honda BR-V, and Suzuki Ertiga.
₱ 1,008,000 - ₱ 1,138,000Explore
Cesar G.B. Miguel