Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2020 launched in Indonesia

Nov 15, 2019 | Same topic: Auto Industry: Latest Updates
Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2020 is launched in Indonesia and it's a veritable MPV-SUV cross. Get it?

1. Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2020: Official launch in Indonesia

If you’ve been keeping tabs on auto industry news like us, you might’ve seen the leaked photos depicting a silhouette of what appears to be the Mitsubishi Xpander MPV. Turns out, it really is an Xpander, albeit with a sportier design when it was finally revelead in Indonesia.

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2020 in Indonesia

The front end on the Xpander Cross reminds us very much of its bigger uncle, the Strada.

2. Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2020: What’s new?

The first thing you’ll notice right off the bat is the Xpander Cross’ exterior upgrades. Mitsubishi attached a faux skidplate along with a revised bumper. The look on the fascia is seemingly mirrored on the rear end, with a similar-looking diffuser adorning the rear bumper assembly.

Mitsubishi also did away with the chrome grill, instead of giving the Xpander Cross a robust-looking blacked-out one that ties up the front fascia nicely. There is also a set of new LED headlights and foglights.

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

From this angle, you can see the beefy fender flares and the increased ride height

Towards the sides, the Xpander Cross, like many current SUVs, has black and titanium body cladding along the sides. A set of hefty black fender flares make the Xpander Cross look wider than its standard sibling. Up top, the Xpander Cross also gets roof rails that add more versatility, apart from completing the SUV look.

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Xpander Cross rear view

While not exactly a skid plate, the added piece makes the rear look great nonetheless

To make it stand out more, Mitsubishi gave the Xpander Cross a set of 17-inch alloys wheels mounted on larger tires.

Beyond the aesthetic changes, the new 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross boasts 225 mm of ground clearance, 20 mm higher than the regular Xpander. This higher stance is expected to make the Xpander Cross more capable of negotiating floods and unpaved roads.

Apart from the exterior changes, the interior gets a redesign too, with the seats now clad in two-tone black and red colored leather (for the Premium trim), with the dashboard getting the same treatment.

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Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2020

The combination of red and black makes for a sporty-looking interior

Xpander Cross interior

An alternate view of the interior

3. Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2020: The stuff that didn’t change

The Xpander Cross shares the same 1.5L MIVEC engine with the Mitsubishi XpanderMitsubishi, however, claims that the vehicle will run quieter and is now more efficient, although it's unclear if this is a result of improved engine tuning or better cabin insulation. Power is still sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. At the moment, Mitsubishi says it doesn’t come with four-wheel drive.

4. Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2020: We’re going to get it too

Alongside the current (normal) Xpander, the Xpander Cross will be built in Mitsubishi's Bekasi, Indonesia plant. The company has also confirmed that they will be launching the Xpander Cross will eventually arrive in the Philippines, although no definite timeline has been set.

Xpander Cross being launched

The Xpander Cross launch event, with a festive tropical theme

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.