1.) The practical layout
The 7-seater compact MPV is king for the typical extended Filipino Family, but has a surprisingly small exterior footprint. Even with the third row seats up, the rear cargo holds four 4-gallon water bottles or a folded stroller, or small weekend bags making it a perfect vehicle on out of town trips!
2.) Style doesn’t suffer with practicality
The new Xpander, with its tough, bold and brave new look oozes style and sophistication. No need to sacrifice good looks and chic style for the sake of the family. The new Xpander’s revised front end features a 3-dimensional akod guard, redesigned T-shaped LED headlights and DRL and a prominent radiator grill with new larger 17-inch wheels that look sleek and slick.
3.) Powerful, yet fuel-efficient
The Xpander’s 1.5 liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine delivers 103hp and 143 Newton-Meters of torque over a broad powerband that is useable and accessible even for normal driving conditions yet can return surprisingly good fuel efficiency on the highway. How good? On my last test drive, how does 17km/liter at a steady 90kmh sound like on the highway?
4.) Connected to the pulse of the people
The Xpander features many tech features today’s tech savvy buyers look out for: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, USB Type-A and Type-C plugs, phone mirroring compatibility and more, displayed on an all-new 7-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA3). The new dashboard looks equally futuristic with what Mitsubishi calls its ‘Horizontal Axis’ design, exuding a bold and prominent look. A 12-volt car charger is located at the center console along with a larger, more practical storage bin together with a revised LCD panel for the climate control system.
5.) Dynamic and exciting, but easier to handle too
While the Xpander may be a practical MPV, who says it has to be boring to drive? The revised suspension with re-valved dampers gives a flatter cornering attitude but also provides better rebound control, giving a more stable and comfortable ride for the passengers. The slightly higher 225mm ground clearance gives you better confidence on bad roads and a slightly improved forward visibility. The steering system has also been tweaked with an integrated return valve for better low-speed self-centering feel and less steering, more fluid and organic steering effort.
6.) Safety for the entire family
Aside from ABS brakes and dual airbags, the Xpander comes with Active Stability Control (ASC), Traction Control (TCL) Hill Start Assist (HSA) are standard on the 4-speed automatic variants and a reverse camera integrated into the hands-free infotainment system is available, helping make your journeys safer, easier and more convenient. And in bumper to bumper traffic, the Xpander comes with an electronic parking brake with an auto brake hold function (now with an indicator on the main instrument cluster), reducing your stress and tension further after a long day at work or behind the wheel for automatic variants too.
7.) Amazing value
Starting at P1,050,000 the new Xpander is an amazing bargain. It has everything but the proverbial kitchen sink, it’s also the only compact 7-seat MPV with cruise control, making it perfect for practically every drive or journey, near or far, alone or with your family and friends. With five colors to choose from between manual and automatic variants, test drive one today!