Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Malaysia, announced that the new Mitsubishi XPANDER seven-seater crossover will be launched in Malaysia by this year.
“MMM is very excited for a thrilling year ahead with the introduction of this impressive seven-seater crossover in Malaysia later this year,” said MMM CEO, Tomoyuki Shinnishi.
When the time comes, the XPANDER will look to compete against the Perodua Aruz, Toyota Rush and the facelift Honda BR-V. The latter would be a challenge to topple as despite its aging looks, Honda still registered over 1,400 bookings for the facelift model within the first month of its launch.
“The XPANDER is not just an important model for MMM, but across the ASEAN region as well. As of June 2020, the car has reached cumulative sales of around 256,000 units. The success of the XPANDER in our neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam reflects how well-suited this car would be to meet the needs of Malaysian customers,” he added.
Powertrain options remain uncertain for now although we’ll most likely get the 1.5-litre engine with 105 hp and 141 Nm as it is the sole engine option for the XPANDER. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.