Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines: Specs, Interior Review & More

Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines: Specs, Interior Review & More

Jul 05, 2018

Learn more about the latest price, specs, interior, exterior as well as pros & cons of the Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines in our in-depth review by philcarnews.com.

1. Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines Review: Introduction

There's been a lot of hype surrounding the Mitsubishi Xpander (Expander) before its debut in the country. The idea behind the much-anticipated Xpander was inspired by the XM concept 2017. Actually, its MPV-crossover like shape and its futuristic styling sounded wildly exciting.

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The Mitsubishi Xpander became Mitsubishi’s best-seller and won Indonesia’s Car of the Year

The Xpander came to Indonesia first. And not beyond our predictions, its immediately became Mitsubishi’s best-seller in our neighboring country and more amazingly, won Indonesia’s Car of the Year. Then it finally hit our shores with four trims available, along with the Toyota Rush and the Honda BR-V, stirred up the local auto scene.

Now, let’s find out more about this hot MPV in our Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines review.

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2. Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Exterior

Most MPVs want to look like sporty SUVs and the Mitsubishi Xpander is no exception. On the model, we see an SUV-MPV mishmash.

Up-front, we cannot imagine a nicer MPV than this said one. Drawing our attention right at the first sight is a signature X-shaped Shield grille which is flanked by huge shiny squarish headlamps with sleek LED daytime running lights and cuts a very sharp and dynamic profile. The high placement of the DRLs well combined with a 205-mm ground clearance and the apron contribute to an SUV-like silhouette.

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Drawing our attention right at the first sight is a signature X-shaped Shield grille

As for the side, the Mitsubishi Xpander exterior is identified by two bold character lines, blacked out pillars and flared fenders. Plus, depending on specific variant, either 15-inch or 16-inch swanky 5-spoke dual tone alloy wheel will be set up. The kinked rear window features a small accent piece, linking it with the rear.

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As for the side, the Mitsubishi Xpander is identified by two bold character lines, blacked out pillars and flared fenders

Contrary to an impressive look on the inside, the rear profile seems quite tame. There places pillar mounted tail lights creating an L shape when lit up. There are also body lines at the rear to give the MPV a frowning appearance. Also worth mentioning is a little spoiler together with integrated brake light on the roof.

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Contrary to an impressive look on the inside, the rear profile of the 2018 Mitsubishi Xpander exterior seems quite tame

Speaking of overall dimensions, it measures 4,475 mm x 1,750 mm x 1,700 mm (L x W x H).

3. Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Interior

The Mitsubishi Xpander interior is sedate which does not look too cheap while keeping the tag low. Despite an abuse of plastics, they boost our sort of solid feel.

A highlight on the centre of the dashboard is a large 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system that is linked with a 2-DIN 6 speaker system and is compatible with all key connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Easy Link for smartphone connectivity as well as GPS navigation system. Located right under the infotainment display is the A/C with physical knobs.

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A highlight on the centre of the dashboard is a large 7-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system

When it comes to driver-oriented features, the fully-adjustable steering wheel comes with audio controls and cruise control. The driving position is high and the view is commanding.

In terms of seating and space, seats at the rear are exclusively treated due to the brand’s omotenashi (translate: hospitality) principle that provides comfort for all occupants inside. Measuring a long cabin of 2,840 mm, this MPV is well capable of housing 4 to 7 passengers.

At the second row, seats can be slid to make more leg room as well as tumbling forward for easier access to the third row. There, armrest can fold into the backrest when not in use. Besides, the back rows are pampered with roof-mounted A|C vents and 12V power sockets.

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Measuring a long cabin of 2,840 mm, this MPV is well capable of housing 4 to 7 passengers

The all-new Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 is the first in the B-segment MPV to receive a flat luggage floor. With back rows folded, the trunk space can be booted up to 1630 liters. Not only that, there are likewise many small hidden storage pockets.

4. Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines: Engine & Fuel Consumption

As noted earlier, the Xpander is offered in four variants in the Philippine automotive industry, both of them is powered by a 1.5-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder 16-valve fuel-injected engine eking out 105 hp at 6,000 rpm and 141 Nm of max torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine is hefty and never fells low on power. Even when carrying a family of 7 people, the power plant still pulls strongly to 140 km/h.

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The 2018 Xpander is powered by a 1.5-liter MIVEC DOHC 4-cylinder 16-valve fuel-injected engine

As to transmission, there are two options for you to pick: a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual. NVH levels are also praiseworthy and the turning radius is decent at 5.2 m.

The Xpaner, for all intents and purposes, is an exemplary model for city driving though some claim that a FWD are not really suitable for this job. Adding to it, our MPV is a talented player while taking long trips on rough roads or even floods owing to its high ground clearance.

5. Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Review: Safety & Security

Thanks to the brand’s proprietary Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) unibody construction, the Xpander gets a 4-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. It is very protective with driver and front passenger’s airbags, ABS, EBD, ISOFIX and Emergency Stop Signal. Exclusively for the top-end GLS, it is furnished with additional automotive technologies like traction control, Vehicle Stability Assist and Hill Start Assist. Nonetheless, in this round, the MPV from Mitsubishi is left behind the Toyota Rush and Honda BR-V which have 5-star ratings.

6. Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines Price

Good news for Xpander addicts! MMPC has so far made an official announcement that the first batch of the 2018 Xpander has arrived in the Philippines. Also, MMPC claimed that the deliveries for customers will be getting started by the end of this month. As informed, there have been 3,800 paid bookings for this hot MPV at this time. Now, let’s check out the most updated Mitsubishi Xpander cost in the Philippines:

Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 price in the Philippines
Model  Price
Mitsubishi Xpander GLX M/T ₱885,000
Mitsubishi Xpander GLX Premium A/T ₱960,000
Mitsubishi Xpander GLS A/T ₱995,000
Mitsubishi Xpander GLS Sport A/T ₱1,060,000

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The first batch of the 2018 Xpander has arrived in the Philippines

Overtly, the Xpander’s price tag is truly reasonable when compared to what it has to offers. If you made an reservation for this long-awaited ride, just wait for it to knock your door. For those who have yet to do, reserve now!

7. Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Specs

Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines Specs
 Overall
Name Mitsubishi Xpander GLX MT
Body Type MPV
Price ₱885,000
Transmission Type Manual
Engine & Performance
Engine Size 1.5 L
Displacement 1,499 cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16
Transmission Category 5-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Train Front-Wheel Drive
Max Output 105 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 141 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Capacity 45 L
Dimensions
Length 4,475 mm
Width 1,750 mm
Height 1,695 mm
Wheelbase 2,775 mm
Turning Circle 10.4 m
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Max Cargo 1,632 L
Number of Doors 5
Number of Seats 7
Features & Technology
Cruise Control Yes
Front Parking Sensors No
Rear Parking Sensors No
Leather Upholstery No
Push Start Button No
Wheel Size 15 in
Wheels Metal Type Alloy
Airconditioning System Manual Air-Conditioning with rear vents
Entertainment System 2-DIN Headunit with 4 speakers
Connectivity Bluetooth Connectivity, Aux-in Cable, USB port, iPod compatibility
Navigation Ready No
Keyless Entry No
Roof Rack No
Sunroof No
Electric Adjustable Seats No
Power Steering Yes
Power Windows Yes
Power Outlet Yes
Steering Wheel Audio Control Yes
Safety & Security
  • Driver's Airbag
  • Front Passenger's Airbag
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • ABS with EBD
  • Immobilizer
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  • Electronic Door Locks
  • ISOFIX

8. Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 Philippines Review: Pros & Cons

Mitsubishi Xpander 2018: Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Modern and robust exterior design
  • Roomy and practical interior
  • Affordable price tag
Cons
  • Front-wheel drive only
  • High maintenance costs