Mitsubishi introduces their all-new Xpander
The Xpander promises to be a lifestyle MPV like no other and will combine traditional versatility with practicality. The all-new seven-seater is set to take the market by storm, offering consumers both a comfortable interior and a sporty exterior. On the outside, the all-new Xpander will boast enough stylish cues to catch anyone’s attention. Mitsubishi’s so-called Dynamic Shield Design will become the key component in its design, meaning that protection is a main priority for the Xpander.
The vehicle’s front face has been configured to protect both the vehicle and its occupants. The Xpander will ride on sporty alloy wheels, with the manual model’s size being 15-inches, and the automatic model’s being 16-inches. Summing up its sporty appearance will be its Crystal-clear headlights, daytime running lights and L-illuminated LED taillights which will extend onto the tailgate. Another instantly noticeable factor about the Xpander will be its ground clearance which sits at 205 mm.
Powering the Xpander will be a highly durable 1.5-litre DOHC 16-valve aluminium block engine. It will come featured with Mitsubishi’s Intelligent Innovative Valve Timing Lift Electronic Control (MIVEC) system and ECI multipoint fuel injection and will produce a power output of 77kW and 141 Nm of torque. Its average fuel consumption in a combined cycle is claimed to be 6.9 litres/100 km for the manual model and 7.0 litres/100 km for the automatic derivative.
Inside, Mitsubishi has made sure to pay every bit of detail within its cabin. It also offers plenty of room for its passengers, with the second-and third-row seats having a 60/40 split, while the seats of the third row being able to fold completely flat, creating additional space in the cargo area. Standard features in the Xpander will include automatic air-conditioning with a manual rear overhead cooler, electric windows all around, USB port in the front, 120-Watt power socket as well as clever storage compartments which can be found under the seats. The driver will also benefit a tilt and telescopic multifunction steering wheel that features Bluetooth voice control for hands-free communication and a multi-information display.
In terms of safety, the Xpander will come equipped with airbags for the driver and front passenger, seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), as well as an impact-absorbing structure at the front-end of the vehicle. Young passengers will also be provided with ISOFIX child seat anchors. In addition to this, the Xpander will come with an advanced all-direction collision reinforced impact safety evolution (RISE) body construction with side impact bars.
Xpander 1.5L (manual) R299 995
Xpander 1.5L (automatic) R319 995