The 2018 Mitsubishi Xpander is a car that combines a variety of facets of an automobile. These are aspects that are increasingly becoming more important to car buyers all over the world. The car combines the practicality of an MPV, the efficiency of a compact car and the styling as well as ride height of an SUV.
This means the 2018 Mitsubishi Xpander is a very capable vehicle that offering much more than the most car in its class and beyond. The car had its premiere at the 25th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in Jakarta. It has the height of an SUV, the practicality, and efficiency of an MPV which forms the majority of traits most people in the ASEAN region require in a car.
2018 Mitsubishi Xpander – Design and Safety
The car features a 5- door wagon styling which is mainly used in MPVs and SUVs. It features a three-row seating arrangement. This means there are three rows of seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. This offers room for seven comfortably. The configuration can be altered to fit cargo or accommodate passengers. The second and third-row seats fold flat to create a fully flat surface for more cargo. The second-row seats easily tumble forward to ease access to the third-row seats. The Xpander offers adequate storage space including 16 cup holders.
The Xpander’s design features LED headlights as well as LED shaped taillights. The design is mainly in accordance with the Dynamic Shield Fascia that is now mainly used on most other Mitsubishi models. The roofline features a floating look mainly due to the black B- and C-pillars. For noise suppression, the Xpander is equipped with thick soundproof glass. The glass has a sound absorbing layer added to it in a quest to make the interior as quiet as possible.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Xpander has a unibody construction. This ensures the car is light, safe and incredibly stable. The Xpander offers 205mm of ground clearance which ensures one can easily get through unpaved roads without damaging the car.
Interior and Safety
Convenience features on the 2018 Mitsubishi Xpander include a multimedia entertainment system. It has Bluetooth connectivity that enables one to connect with all their Bluetooth enabled devices. The entertainment system also features a USB connection which enables one to connect to USB devices like flash drives. The Xpander features a dual air-conditioning system which is offered with 8 -power settings for the front as well as 4 settings for the rear. It also features keyless operation with a push start- stop button. A color LED display that has an eco-drive indicator is also provided and is located at the center of the instrument cluster.
For safety, ABS comes as standard. There are also dual SRS airbags. Active stability control is offered on higher end variants.
2018 Mitsubishi Xpander – Engine that ensuring high fuel economy and low emissions
The 2018 Mitsubishi Xpander is offered with an inline 4 engine. It’s a 1.5ltr DOHV- Direct petrol engine. It features MIVEC technology – Mitsubishi Innovative Valve- Timing Electronic Control. The engine produces 105 hp and 141 Nm of torque. This promises to offer reliable power at all times as well as torque while ensuring high fuel economy and low emissions. The engine also has features included to enhance noise and vibration reduction.
Some of these features are an aluminum oil pan, an aluminum exhaust manifold cover and a forged crankshaft. There are two transmission options. The 4- speed automatic transmission which can detect when the vehicle is climbing a hill allowing it to make use of lower gear ratios ensuring constant power, as well as adequate torque, are provided. The 5- speed manual transmission is also available with this model. The car is exclusively a front wheel drive.
2018 Mitsubishi Xpander – Cost and Launch Date
Finally, the 2018 Mitsubishi Xpander price ranges from 29.000 USD for the base GLX manual transmission variant to 35.000 USD for the Ultimate automatic transmission variant. The release date will be in a couple of months.