When it’s finally launched in Malaysia, the Mitsubishi Xpander will be introduced here as the facelift model. There is only one variant available, priced at RM91,369 inclusive of sales tax exemption.
Changes to the facelift model lie mostly on the exterior, as we have highlighted before. On the inside, the Mitsubishi Xpander comes with features not made available to Xpander models in other countries in this region. This includes a surround-view monitor and a larger 9-inch touchscreen display which also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That’s before you consider the Evo X suspension components that have gone into the Xpander. Take that Honda and Toyota!
Aside from generous amounts of cabin space, it’s hard to not notice the abundance of storage spaces inside the Xpander. For starters, you have the standard stuff like the glovebox and centre console storage. Then you get additional storage above the glovebox, by the door panels, compartments behind the front seat, front passenger under-seat storage, storage for 3rd-row passengers, and under the boot floor.
The Xpander is powered by a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine with 105 hp and 141 Nm, paired to a 4-speed auto gearbox to drive the front wheels.
But that doesn’t mean that the Mitsubishi Xpander should be resigned as just another run-of-the-mill people carrier, it goes rallying too! Check out our coverage of Rifat Sungkar’s Mitsubishi Xpander AP4 rally car with 350 hp and 556 Nm here.
Since Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia opened the order books for the Xpander in mid-October, they’ve received over 2,000 bookings to date. As of the 20th of November, the Xpander is available for viewing and test drives in Mitsubishi dealerships nationwide.