2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross to make PH debut this month 

Updated Jan 04, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Xpander’s more rugged sibling is getting an update.  

Mitsubishi Philippines has recently released a teaser for an upcoming product. It appears to be the updated version of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, and the launch will be happening on January 26, 2023.

A picture teasing the refreshed 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross.

The teaser for the upcoming 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

The only clue pointing towards the updated 2023 Xpander Cross that was made available was a picture showing the front of the vehicle. Like most teasers though, it is shrouded in shadow. No details were also given regarding any specs, prices, etc.  

Do remember however, that the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross already debuted last year. It was shown off at the 2022 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. If we had to guess, our upcoming local version might share the same specs as this Indonesian version. 

Some details that stand out on the Indonesian Xpander Cross include a longer overall length of 4,595mm, which is 95mm longer than its predecessor. It is also 10mm narrower than the older model, due to having a set of sleeker overfender claddings. 

The Indonesia-spec 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

The Indonesia-spec 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

Also present are revamped bumper extension and faux skid plate. The T-shaped LED headlamps however, were retained.  

Not many interior changes are found in the 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross though. It can still seat up to seven, and the dashboard looks the same. What’s new though is a redesigned center armrest. 

The driver also gets an 8-inch digital gauge cluster, and a new four-spoke steering wheel. Its headunit then comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and USB connectivity. A wireless charging function was also added.  

A picture of the interior of the Indonesia-spec Xpander Cross.

The refreshed Xpander Cross' steering wheel looks like the one on the Mitsubishi Montero Sport

One can also expect the same number of standard safety features. Then again, the 2023 model gets additional features. This includes a 360-degree camera, as well as the Active Yaw Control system for added stability when taking on corners.  

The Indonesian Xpander Cross also uses the same 1.5-liter engine as the older model. As such, there’s a high possibility that the upcoming PH-spec Xpander Cross will be equipped with the said engine that delivers 103 hp and 141 Nm of torque.  

Do remember however, that the Indonesian version uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT). We still aren’t sure if the upcoming 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross for the Philippine market will follow that or use the 4-speed torque converter which our version of the regular Xpander still uses. 

A picture of the 2023 Xpander Cross' front end.

A closer look at the refreshed, Indonesia-spec Xpander Cross' front end

As with other speculative articles, do take all that we’ve said here with a grain of salt. Who knows, our version might turn up with slight differences after all. 

For more updates on the upcoming 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, keep it here on the Philippines’ largest automotive portal.  

Know more about Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

The 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is an SUV-styled, seven-seater MPV. For the Philippine market, its sole variant is price at Php 1,328,000. 

Under the hood of the Xpander Cross is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can produce up to 103 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. Powere is then sent to its front wheels via a continously variable gearbox. 

Size-wise, it is 4,595mm long, 1,790mm wide, and 1,750mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,775mm, and a ground clearance of 225mm. 

Locally, the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross competes against the Toyota Veloz, Toyota Avanza, Nissan Livina, Hyundai Stargazer, Suzuki Ertiga, Suzuki XL7, among others.  

₱ 1,328,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


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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