Mitsubishi sold more Xpander units in July than Montero Sport, Mirage combined

Updated Aug 13, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This Japanese MPV also tallied a 63% month on month growth.

When the Mitsubishi Xpander was introduced in the local market in 2018, the MPV instantly became a hit to Filipino car buyers.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) managed to sell 13,494 Xpander units during its first year and became the second best-selling Mitsubishi in 2019 with 19,089 units sold.

The 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander

The 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander

As the Mitsubishi Xpander’s name in the industry is growing bigger, we can see that its sales figures are improving as well. In MMPC’s recent July 2020 sales figures update, the Mitsubishi Xpander leads the race with a total of 1,038 units.

The Mitsubishi Xpander also had the best month on month growth from June to July with 63 percent. Overall, MMPC achieves 39 percent month on month sales growth for July.

Below is MMPC’s July 2020 sales performance:

Model
No. of units sold
Month on month growth %
Mitsubishi Xpander
1,038
63%
Mitsubishi Strada
583
58%
Mitsubishi L300
517
19%
Mitsubishi Mirage/G4
501
17%
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
496
27%
Mitsubishi Pajero
13
-
Others
1
-
Total
3,149

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Considering all the positive outcomes the Mitsubishi Xpander has shown for the past two years, one can expect it to be one of the main reasons for MMPC’s brand expansion in the country. Of note, this was accomplished during the strict social distancing protocols, which make the feature more impressive.

An orange Xpander Cross

If you want a flashier appeal, MMPC is also offering the Xpander Cross

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“We at Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation very much appreciate the significant sales improvement achieved in the month of July; not just for the Mitsubishi brand but for the entire automotive industry.

The progress represents the commendable capability of the Philippine market to adapt during these trying times,” said Mr. Mutsihiro Oshikori, president and CEO of MMPC.

We hope that the strong momentum will continue and we at MMPC will strive harder to provide better offerings both in sales and after-sales service. Despite the very challenging situation that we are facing, MMPC remains optimistic and inspired to serve our customers,” he concluded.

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Know more about Mitsubishi Xpander 2022

Mitsubishi Xpander

The 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander is a seven-seater MPV for the Philippine market. As of the 2022 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. 

₱ 1,050,000 - ₱ 1,180,000

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