The Japanese brand has officially unveiled a cross version of its compact MPV. New version is not only the presence of the black of the Dodgers – he also upgraded the engine, plus expanded equipment list.
Standard Mitsubishi Xpander debut in 2017, the model sold in the countries of South-East Asia, and the main market is Indonesia: only there for now and adjusted production (from 2020 cars will also begin to collect in Vietnam). The compact MPV was successful. So, in the same Indonesia at the end of 2018, he took second place in the list of local bestsellers sold more than 75,000 copies (the leader was Toyota Avanza – about 82 000 machines). To strengthen the position called “off road” version with the unpretentious name of Cross.
Outwardly from the usual Xpander “crossover” is, of course, the presence of the black unpainted plastic body kit: protective inserts appeared on the wheel arches and rocker panels. Chrome elements on the sides of the grille became more, the grille was replaced, also have Cross Xpander is a fully led optics, other bumpers, roof mounted roof rails, and the upper part of the tailgate done in black. Plus model includes two new exterior colors.
The length of the “cross” is equal to 4,500 mm, which is 25 mm more than the base model. Further increased width from 1750 to 1800 mm. the Wheelbase has not changed – 2775 mm. the New version received 17-inch wheels, while the standard compact MPV based on a 15 – or 16-inch. Ground clearance Xpander Cross is 225 mm 205 mm against a maximum ordinary van.
In the cabin – black and brown finish, the screen multimedia system became more improved insulation. Like “just” Xpander, cross-version in the “base” has seven seats, the seatbacks of the second row is folded in proportions 60:40, third 50:50. In addition, in the second row is also possible to omit the armrest, which, according to Mitsubishi marketers, is a unique offer in the classroom.
Xpander Cross petrol “aspirated” 1.5 with factory index 4A91 – it is an upgraded version of the conventional motor van (4A9), this engine is quieter and consumes less fuel, although the figures in the company are not disclosed. On the power of modernization has not affected: the new engine produces the same 105 BHP and 141 Nm, it is still combined with five-speed “mechanics” or four-stage “automatic”. From Xpander Cross with automatic transmission has cruise control. But all-wheel drive and has not appeared – only the front.
In Indonesia, the sale of “crossover” will start tomorrow, November 13. Price ranges from 267 to 286 700 000 700 000 local rupees (19 000 – 20 400 dollars). For comparison, a conventional Xpander will cost 210 300 000 – 265 100 000 rupees (14 900 – 18 800 dollars).
Later Xpander Cross will appear and in other countries of South-East Asia. In other regions, or “crossover” or standard compact van to sell yet do not plan.
Recall that in Indonesia have the Xpander is a clone from Nissan – this vehicle is marketed as Livina new generation. It is possible that then and Livina will find “off-road” option.
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