Facelifted 2022 Xpander revealed via Mitsubishi’s financial report 

Updated Nov 19, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The biggest change is the black-colored grille.

A week ago, Mitsubishi Motors released a teaser photo of the upcoming facelifted model of the Xpander for the 2022 model year. Of course, the teaser showed a car that was wrapped in shadow with most of its front end’s details hidden save for the headlamps. This also follows an earlier report showing spy pics of the MPV in question. 

A teaser photo released by Mitsubishi for the 2022 Xpander

The teaser photo for the 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

More recently, and in a surprise twist, the Japanese brand straight out revealed the facelift Xpander through its 2021 second quarter financial report. Specifically, it is located on page 19 under the “New Model” section.  

As shown in the teaser and spy pics, the new Xpander on the report also bears a T-shaped headlight cluster, as well as a pair of longer daytime running lights. We also get a clearer view of the grille, which is now colored in black, and is divided into two sections. 

The upper half still has the Mitsubishi logo, and it now consists of two black-colored slats. The lower portion now comes in the form of a mesh that’s also black in color.  

It also looks like the new Xpander now has a proper lower front bumper, instead of the faux skid plate. Also gone are the four holes on the said part, which is instead replaced by a singular vent running between the two round-shaped fog lamps. 

A picture of the facelifted 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

The 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander, as seen on Mitsubishi's 2021 2nd-quarter financial report

Also new is the set of machine-cut wheels that bear a “blade-like” design. Unfortunately, the rear of the 2022 Xpander was not shown in the financial report. 

Of note, the facelifted Mitsubishi Xpander is scheduled to make its debut at the 2021 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (2021 GIIAS) on November 11, 2021. But as for its appearance on the aforementioned financial report, we do not know whether that’s intentional or not. 

Then again, there is some hype surrounding the Xpander especially in the ASEAN region. The Mitsubishi Xpander after all is one of the go-to seven-seater MPVs models in the region including the Philippines. And so, many are looking forward to this new version and curious about Mitsubishi Xpander price

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Mitsubishi Xpander

The 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander is a seven-seater MPV for the Philippine market. As of the 2023 model year, there are three available variants for this model. There’s the Xpander GLX 1.5 MT, the Xpander GLX 1.5 AT, and the Xpander GLS 1.5 AT. These range in price from Php 1,050,000 to Php 1,180,000. 

Size-wise, the Xpander has a length of 4,595mm, a width of 1,750mm, and a height of 1,750mm. It also has a wheelbase that spans 2,775mm, and a ground clearance of 225mm.  

Under the hood, this Mitsubishi MPV uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that’s capable of producing up to 103 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. It then uses a front-wheel-drive layout. Depending on the trim, it either gets a four-speed automatic gearbox, or a five-speed manual transmission. 

₱ 1,068,000 - ₱ 1,198,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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