Well, it won't be long before it officially launches in our market as Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) have opened up the order books for it starting today. Annoyingly, the firm remains tight-lipped about prices still, but credible insider sources indicate that it will – tentatively, that is – not break the RM100k mark.
At that price, the Xpander is poised to things like the Honda BR-V and Toyota Rush something to sweat about. With today's order-taking announcement, MMM were also keen to share what's in store with the Xpander in terms of features.
Apart form three rows of seats for seven, the the Malaysian-flavoured Xpander gets a black-themed cabin motif and leather upholstery for the aforementioned seats. It also packs keyless entry and ignition, a massive 9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit brimmed with Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity, 360-degree parking view, forward-facing dashcam, as well as roof-mounted rear air-vents.
Besides that, the Xpander will pack a few other tasty features such as all-LED lighting front and aft plus 16-inch alloy wheels. In terms of safety, the Xpander will come lined with ABS + EBD for starters, along with stability control, hill-start assist, as well as ISOFIX child seat anchors.
All these features should bode well with the Xpander's offer of a sizable 495-litre standard boot space, which can be expanded to a maximuum of 1,600 litres with the rear seats folded. Aptly, those figures should tell you this will be one of the most practical sub-RM100k 7-seater around too.
2020 Mitsubishi Xpander - Features and Details
As for the powertrain, the Xpander will harness a 1.5-litre 4cyl MIVEC mill. It develops 103bhp and 141Nm, which are sent to the front wheels via a fur-speed automatic box.
Want to take a closer look at the Xpander for yourself? Well, if you happen to be in either Johor Bharu or Ipoh, you can do so with MMM's on-going roadshows that's happening at the Toppen Mall, Johor Bharu from October 23 to 25, and at the Ipoh Parade Mall, Ipoh from October 29 to November 1.