2022 Mitsubishi Xpander facelift: What to expect?

2022 Mitsubishi Xpander facelift: What to expect?

Mitsubishi is now among the big three Japanese car brands in Malaysia, and the credit goes to its best-selling model, the Xpander. The MPV continues to dominate the non-national MPV segment by grabbing 47.2% of the company’s overall sales last year. This percentage is expected to rise this year as the new Xpander is soon ready to make its way to Malaysia. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What’s new on the 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander?

    The new Mitsubishi Xpander facelift sports a redesigned exterior, new features inside the cabin and some significant upgrades under the skin.
  • When will the new Mitsubishi Xpander come to Malaysia?

    The new Mitsubishi Xpander is likely to make its way to Malaysia later this year.
  • Mitsubishi has already introduced the new Xpander in Indonesia and Thailand. So, while taking references from the neighbouring countries, here is what we expect to see on the 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander facelift.

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    Slight increase in dimensions

    The all-new Mitsubishi Xpander is 20 mm taller than its predecessor, thanks to slightly increased overhangs on the front and rear. The ground clearance of the MPV is also now the highest in the segment at 220 mm. In terms of length, width, and wheelbase, the car measures the same at 4,595 mm, 1,750 mm, and 2,750 mm, respectively.

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    Redesigned exterior

    Unlike the dimensions, the MPV benefits from some significant improvements on the design part. The Dynamic Shield front fascia now sports a fresh grille setup with redesigned LED position lights. In addition, the blocky headlights on the ongoing version are replaced by stylish T-shaped units.

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    On the rear lies the new T-shaped rear lights with illumination tube, revamped bumper, and tailgate, whereas the sides are donned with the new 17-inch machined two-tone alloy wheels. A new Blade Silver Metallic colour shade is also likely to be added to the Mitsubishi Xpander colour options list.

    Advanced interior

    The new Xpander’s cabin also hosts several new and improved elements, starting right away with the new Horizontal Axis Design dashboard teamed up with premium materials in black and brown offering a luxurious touch. Upgrades are likely to include -

    • A new, sporty and ergonomic steering wheel, which features controls for music and calls and allows precise manoeuvres
    • A new High Contrast design for the instrument panel
    • New synthetic leather seats with Heat Guard function 
    • Digital air-conditioning controls with max-cooling function
    • Electric parking brake with auto brake hold
    • A rear USB charging port on the floor console

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    Inside the new Mitsubishi MPV, we will also get new soft pads for the armrest and door trim and additional storage areas such as a bigger open tray for the centre console.

    Same engine with a new transmission

    The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander will run on the same 1.5-litre inline four-pot gasoline mill generating maximum power of 105 PS and a peak torque of 141 Nm. However, it gets a external exhaust gas recirculation system offering better mileage.

    As for the transmission, there is a new Eco-Dynamic CVT unit replacing the old four-speed automatic. According to Mitsubishi, the new system offers better fuel efficiency and better comfort with lower engine noise.

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    Revised suspension system 

    The upgraded Xpander is also equipped with a revised suspension system with new high-performance damper valves at the front as well as rear ends. Thus, it promises a safe and comfortable ride to the passengers onboard.

    Strong safety net

    The car comes with all required safety gears, be it solid construction that protects in the event of an accident and advanced safety features that prevents collision. The revamped model continues to feature the following safety bits -

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    • SRS airbags
    • Rear view camera
    • Pedestrian Protection; an impact-absorbing structure at the front that helps minimise injuries for a pedestrian in the case of a collision.
    • Side-door impact beams
    • Cruise control
    • Speed-sensing door locking
    • Active stability control
    • Traction control system
    • Hill Start Assist
    • Anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist
    • Coming home light
    • Welcome light
    • Emergency stop signal

    2022 Mitsubishi Xpander

    Higher price

    On account of improvements and new features on board, we expect to see a hike in the Mitsubishi Xpander price. The latest model retails at a starting price of THB 799,000 (RM 101,377) in the Land of Smiles, whereas the ongoing version costs RM 93,317 in the local market.

    So, that’s all for now. For further updates on the new Mitsubishi Xpander launch in Malaysia, stay tuned to Zigwheels Malaysia.

    Also read: 2022 Perodua Alza: What to expect?

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