2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross facelift unveiled in Indonesia with new rugged looks



Following the launch of the Xpander facelift last year, Mitsubishi Indonesia has now unveiled the updated 2022 Xpander Cross at this year’s edition of the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).

The facelifted MPV crossover adopts many of the changes that were introduced on the regular Xpander, including the new T-shaped headlights up front, new square-shaped LED foglamps, reworked Dynamic Shield front fascia, and the complementary T-shaped taillights at the back.

The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross does, however, stand out with its own model-exclusive grille design, alongside the more rugged-looking bumper design, replete with silver skid plate-like elements at the bottom. And to tie up the exterior design, the new 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross also gets its own unique 17-inch alloy wheel design.

Inside, the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross facelift also adopts the same updated dashboard design (but with blue soft-touch material) as the regular Xpander, which comes with a few upgraded features including a new nine-inch floating infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, alongside reprofiled digital air-con controls.

However, the Cross goes one-up on the regular Mitsubishi Xpander in Indonesia with the addition of a fully-digital instrument cluster, alongside a new steering wheel design that appears to be borrowed from the Triton pick-up. The new facelift also gets an electronic parking brake system (on the premium CVT variant), alongside a wireless charging pad at the bottom of the centre stack.

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The 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated inline-four MIVEC engine underneath the bonnet remains unchanged from before, which continues to deliver 105 hp and 141 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels either via a new CVT gearbox that was introduced as part of the Xpander’s update last year, or a five-speed manual transmission that’s exclusive to the entry-level variant.

As for safety, the new 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross comes as standard with two front airbags, Active Stability Control, ABS with EBD, Hill Start Assist, and Active Yaw Control. Unfortunately, no advanced driver assistance features here, but the crossover MPV does come equipped with a reverse camera with switchable viewing angles.

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