Lately, the MPV segment for the ASEAN region has gotten exciting. If you remember, we already provided a glimpse into what the new 2022 Toyota Avanza looks like, specifically the Veloz trim.
The updated Xpander spotted during a video shoot in Indonesia
In turn, it looks like its direct competitor, the Mitsubishi Xpander, is also getting a facelift. Like the news on the Avanza, this comes from AutonetMagz.com, which showed several spy pics of the said Mitsubishi MPV when the marque was taking it out to shoot a commercial somewhere in Indonesia.
As far as the pictures go, the updated Xpander still bears the same overall shape. Most of the changes however are found on the front of the vehicles, which get a pair of narrower-looking LED headlamps. The spy pics are blurry but we can see that the headlamps also get this sideways oriented T-shape, which then tapers towards the Dynamic Shield grille.
The side profile didn't change, but its getting a new set of wheels
Moreover, the LED daytime running lights positioned on top of the headlamps have been stretched to reach further on the length of the car. The wheels also have this new design, but they appear to bear the same two-tone color scheme as the current model.
Last but not the least is the rear lower bumper, which looks like it received a new trim piece. Again, it isn’t clear on the pictures, but it looks like its sides have larger cutouts. As of yet, we aren’t sure if those are faux vents or a larger rear reflector though.
For now, not much is known about the Mitsubishi Xpander 2021-2022 facelift. Furthermore, we also have no idea if the brand also made changes to its interior and on-board features. On that note, the marque itself is yet to release any information regarding the updated model, and we can only guess at its timeline of release.
It isn't that clear here, but we can see that the rear has some changes as well
So if you’re excited about this upcoming model update, make sure to watch this space, as Philkotse will be reporting about it as soon as more information comes out.
Know more about Mitsubishi Xpander 2021
The Mitsubishi Xpander 2021 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.
Cesar G.B. Miguel