It looks like the Mitsubishi Xpander is set for a facelift soon, as the Low MPV has been spotted in Indonesia with slightly different looks. According to Autonetmagz, these shots were taken at the upcoming Xpander facelift’s commercial shoot. Blur they may be, but these pics give good enough hints at what’s new.
The most apparent change is where the headlamps are. On the Xpander, that’s the middle of the three tiers of lights. The current car’s headlamps are vertical units placed at the bumper’s extremes. The headlamps in these spyshots are sideways T-shaped, with the horizontal part going in deep to meet the Dynamic Shield grille. Very slim lights.
The LED daytime running lights on the top tier also appear to go deeper into the sides. It’s not very clear here, but there’s bound to be a new design grille as well. The two-tone wheels with a blade-style pattern are new. At the back, there appears to be a new bumper with vertical cutouts at the sides, joined by a strip.
Here’s a timeline recap for the Xpander. We first saw it as the XM Concept at Indonesia’s GIIAS 2016, and the production version made its debut in the 2017 show. A very minor update involving the grille and equipment surfaced in Indonesia in early 2020.
It took some time for the Xpander to reach Malaysia due to the fact that CKD local assembly had to be set up, but the updated version finally arrived in November 2020. MMM has been on a high this year, with the Xpander acting as a capable sales wingman beside the company’s main model, the Triton pick-up truck. The Xpander is currently the best-selling non-national MPV here; of the almost 13,000 bookings collected since launch, MMM has delivered 5,756 units until September 2021.
Like fellow three-row people carriers Honda BR-V, Toyota Rush and Perodua Aruz, the RM91,369 Xpander is powered by a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated engine. The 4A91 MIVEC unit has 105 PS/141 Nm and it sends drive to the front axle via a four-speed automatic gearbox. Notable kit include bi-LED reflector headlights, 16-inch alloys, keyless entry with push start, quilted leather seats, a 9.0-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a 360-degree camera plus dashcam.
What do you think of the Xpander’s new look?
GALLERY: Mitsubishi Xpander in Malaysia