The latest Mitsubishi XM Concept would attract the most attention of audiences during the next GIIAS automotive event. We’ve received a few teaser images showing that the brand is production-ready and would come from Mitsubishi’s manufacturing plant in Indonesia.
The Mitsubishi XM concept is engineered in Mitsubishi’s own words, combining the adaptability of the MPV with the toughness of an SUV. It derives its name from merging X for a crossover with M for an MPV. It also has a wide body and 3-rows that accommodate seven people. The new XM is suited to large families.
Mitsubishi XM Concept – Suited to Large Families
It is evident that Mitsu’s Dynamic Shield grille—owned by new Pajero Sport— would dominate the front fascia. Gargantuan driving lights occupy the lower niches, while thin headlights dwell in each of the upper corners. On the side, the inbound Mitsubishi XM Concept looks sturdy and stout, courtesy of dense fenders and lines extending from the front door all the way to the brake lights.
In profile, the XM and the Expander are identical to each other. It includes the rear mirrors, but the roof rails are likely to be removed. There is a crease that seems to run over the car’s shoulders and the L-shaped taillights giving a stylish look. The hatch is a bit large, making it easy to load the cargo.
Regarding the interior, this MX concept features a dashboard that accentuates the girth of the car as well as its extensive, elevated center console. The concept also highlights a black and white high-contrast cabin with silver accents for a refined look. Overall, the Mitsubishi XM concept interior is relatively classy for a low MPV car.
Engine and CVT Gearbox
As per some reports flowing into our newsrooms, the Mitsubishi XM Concept would use a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The same engine is available beneath the hood of the Mitsubishi Colt. An optional continuously variable transmission is also available.
Mitsubishi XM Concept – Debut Time and Price
The recent report has it that the XM would become Mitsubishi’s best-seller when it arrives at the dealerships globally. It is also reported that Nissan is planning on selling a re-badged model. Plus, Mitsubishi is looking at selling the new version in a few European markets, the report unveils.
It seems that the new model will not be sold in North America, but the United States will get the revised Eclipse Cross CUV. This model also comes with Mitsubishi’s typical Dynamic Shield Grille and adapts some coupe-like proportions, such as a sharply raked hatchback. It comes as standard with all-wheel-drive.
It will mark an evolution of the eX concept which the company revealed last year. A lot of XM concept’s features will make their way into the production version of a new crossover MPV, which is slated for debut this October. Production of this model is underway in the West Java, Indonesia. The price is not yet reviled.