Gallery: This rally-inspired Mitsubishi Xpander is sure to turn heads!



The Mitsubishi Xpander is not exactly the first car that comes to mind when you think of motorsports. As such, the bizarre-looking MPV that we have here is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. It is the Mitsubishi Xpander by Speedline Industries which has been inspired by the Mitsubishi Xpander AP4 rally car. Yes, the Mitsubishi Xpander has a legit rally-going version, although it is not this one.

To show how customizable the Mitsubishi Xpander is, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia and Speedline Industries have taken a bone-stock Xpander and created a replica of the AP4 rally-going version. No engine modifications have been done to this replica, but the AP4 rally version houses a downsized Evo X engine that makes 350 hp and 556 Nm, just FYI.

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What has been done on the outside? Well, there are a few things to address here. Firstly, the body kit has been mostly 3D-printed and this includes the front lip set, front diffuser, side skirts, wheel arch attachments, rear diffuser, and rear wing. The original fenders have not been cut, but the wheel arch attachments do help to keep the wider wheels tucked in. Additionally, hood vents and a roof scoop have been added to the rally-inspired Xpander.

The underpinnings of the Xpander have been slightly tuned, with underbody chassis reinforcement bars, a customized suspension setup, and 18-inch alloy wheels by local company Raxer Wheels. The larger and wider wheels are wrapped in 225/45ZR18 tyres.

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Completing the “rally” look of the Xpander is a red, black, and white livery that is instantly recognizable as the brand’s official motorsport colours. An “Xpander” writing adorns the sides and “Mitsubishi Motors” letterings adorn the front windshield and the tailgate.

Hidden by the dark window tints, the cabin of the rally-inspired Xpander has been left as is. Currently, the project only shows the modification possibilities of the Mitsubishi Xpander on the outside. Looking at how extreme the exterior has been made, the interior would have been just as wild if Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia and Speedline Industries decided to work on it as well.

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Powering the rally-inspired Xpander is still the same 1.5-litre MIVEC engine that makes 105 hp and 141 Nm. The engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Sold in one variant only, the Mitsubishi Xpander fetches a price of RM99,980 (OTR without insurance). Included in the price is a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty.

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