If you’ve not seen our Vlog of the new Xpander, which accompanied us on a day trip to Jelebu, Negeri Semblian, here’s the full and thorough introduction of Mitsubishi’s new 7-seater to start with. Find out how it fares against its competitors here!
The Xpander is only available in Malaysia in a single variant and is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder MIVEC engine paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Output is rated at 105 hp and 141 Nm to drive the front wheels.
On the outside, the Xpander comes with a facelift exterior that includes a redesigned headlamp cluster and a new front grille design. It even gets cameras mounted on both side mirrors to provide a 360-degree view through the not-so-satisfactory 9-inch touchscreen display on-board.
The infotainment system is paired to 6-speakers, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Xpander’s meter cluster and steering have been taken off the Outlander, and together with premium-ish touches on the door panel, dashboard and seats, lends a more expensive feel to the interior.
Perhaps the strongest appeal of the Xpander’s interior is the sheer number of storage spaces. There are some underneath the front passenger seat, behind the front seats, on the dashboard, and even under the boot floor but it’s not entirely a bed of roses in this Xpander.
What are its downsides then? Watch and find out!