While it was Toyota Motor Philippines who topped most sales charts in local auto market, the MPV segment was lead by another Japanese carmaker. Yes, it was Mitsubishi Philippines with its Xpander which delivered best performce in the small MPV category in 2018.
According to a report of MMPC (Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation), 13,502 Mitsubishi Xpanders were sold out last year. This is such an impressive number for a car that has been on the market for just less than 10 months.
The Mitsubishi Xpander helped Mitsubishi become the number 1 in the small MPV segment
The heated-up MPV helped push the number of MMPC to 67,512 units - taking 18.89% of the Philippine auto market. However, the overall performance declined, compared to 2017. The reason for this may be due to the discontinuing of the Adventure and L300 as well as the implementation of the TRAIN law.
Meanwhile, the locally-manufactured Mitsubishi Mirage G4’s total sales in 2018 increased by 14% to 14,810 units and the Strada got 4,561 units sold, which was better than 3,663 units sold in 2017.
For 2019, MMPC is confident that it will regain its booming sales numbers. The company believes that the Mitsubishi Strada will surely bring back the pickup lovers enthusiasm, excitement and also help boost Mitsubishi’s share and presence in the pickup truck segment.
Along with the Strada, the Japanese carmaker is also putting its effort in enhancing its model range with great new upgrades and its aftersales to serve clients with top class service.
Know more about Mitsubishi Xpander 2021
<p>The <a href="https://philkotse.com/mitsubishi-xpander-price-philippines" title="Mitsubishi Xpander variants & price list"><strong>Mitsubishi Xpander</strong></a> multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) follows in the footsteps of the brand’s Adventure AUV, a versatile vehicle that can be used for both household and business. Its angular styling uses Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design language first seen locally on the third-generation Montero Sport. The original Xpander lineup in the Philippines comprised the base GLX, GLX Plus, GLS, and the range-topping GLS Sport, until the latter was replaced by the <a href="https://philkotse.com/mitsubishi-xpander-cross-price-philippines" title="Mitsubishi Xpander Cross price list">Xpander Cross</a> as the flagship variant. All trim levels feature seating for up to seven passengers, with second- and third-row benches that can be folded to accommodate more cargo. The standard powertrain is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Current color options include Titanium Gray, Jet Black Mica, Red Metallic, Quartz White Pearl, and Sterling Silver Metallic. </p>