Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) is pleased to officially launch their highly anticipated cross multi-purpose sport utility vehicle, the all-new XPANDER. This newest addition to MMPC’s extensive product line-up reflects Mitsubishi Motors’ ambition to expand customer’s motoring experience to make it more fulfilling and pleasurable. The Philippines is the second country to launch the all-new Mitsubishi XPANDER after its world premiere at the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show in Jakarta, Indonesia last August 2017.
The all-new Mitsubishi XPANDER which perfectly suits the most versatile lifestyle of every Filipino will be offered in four (4) variants starting off with the GLX Manual Transmission (MT), GLX Plus Automatic Transmission (AT), GLS AT and top of the line GLS Sport AT. This all-new model is produced at Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s (MMC) new factory in Bekasi Prefecture, Indonesia.
The 4,475 mm long overall length of the XPANDER blends a stylish and roomy character lines with tough and dynamic SUV looks. A class-leading interior length 2,840mm provides a comfortable space for maximum of seven adults. With its high 205mm ground clearance which results in a high seating position, the body is optimized for clear visibility with reduced blind spots. To give the model a touch of sportiness, the all-new XPANDER is equipped with 15-inch Alloy Wheels for GLX variant and 16-inch Two-Tone Alloy for GLX Plus, GLS and GLS Sport variants. For luggage capacity, the XPANDER is the only vehicle in its class that has a flat luggage floor without bumps and gaps. Its maximum cargo capacity is 1,630 liters when both the second and third row seats are folded.
The all-new XPANDER is equipped with a 1.5L 4A91 MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control System) DOHC 16-Valve engine which gives a maximum output of 105PS / 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 141N-m / 4,000rpm.
Safety will never be compromised as the XPANDER features Mitsubishi Motors’ proprietary RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body which is reinforced to absorb the impact of a collision. It is also equipped with ABS (Anti-locking Braking System) to help keep the driver in control of the vehicle when braking on slippery surfaces. When the driver brakes hard or activates ABS, the ESS (the Emergency Stop Signal System) activates and automatically flashes the hazard lamps to warn the drivers behind to help prevent rear end collision.
The top of the line GLS Sport variant is also equipped with Hill Start Assist and Active Stability Control. The Hill Start Assist feature automatically maintains the brakes to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when driving on a steep slope. Meanwhile, the Active Stability Control automatically apply brakes and suppress the engine output at the same time in order to stabilize the vehicle during sudden maneuver on slippery surface conditions. Provided with these top-of-class safety features, XPANDER gained a four-star safety rating in the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP).