2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Launched. When Will PH Get It?

2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Launched. When Will PH Get It?

Updated on April 23 2024

A lot is happening in the world of MPVs. We're expecting a lot of new and redesigned models coming in next year, so it's an exciting time for that segment. Just today, Mitsubishi has unveiled the 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander just days before its public debut in Indonesia.

Aside from the new look, there are also changes inside and under the chassis. But first, let's start with the design. As confirmed by the spy shots and teaser photo, the 2022 Xpander now has a “T” arrangement for its new headlights. There is also a new grille that features slats above and an honeycomb pattern below. Also new for 2022 are the LED Daytime Running Lights and the lower section of the front bumper.

Minimal changes were made to the rest of the body. High-spec models get redesigned alloy wheels with a two-tone look and a “swirl” five-spoke pattern. There are new LED elements in the tail lights for the 2022 edition, along with a redesigned rear bumper. Last but not least is the additional ground clearance (220mm) in select models. That should make give you more confidence when the roads start getting flooded.

Mitsubishi also made a significant update and upgrade inside the Xpander. The dashboard is completely new, ditching the sweeping design for a more upright look. In some ways, the dashboard has been decluttered by integrating the touchscreen to the dashboard. Mitsubishi also changed the air-conditioning control panel for 2022, along with the steering wheel and the addition of a front armrest. Philippine-spec models might not come with the beige seats as found in the Indonesian version.

There is a major change in the mechanicals of the 2022 Xpander. However, you won't find it under the hood. The new model still uses the 1.5-liter engine with 105 PS and 141 Nm of torque. However, it's hooked up to a new transmission. Mitsubishi has finally removed the four-speed automatic and replaced it with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). That means you can expect it to have even better fuel consumption.

Now that it's launched in Indonesia, it's only a matter of time before the Philippine debut. That also means it's a good time to buy a second-hand Xpander as you can expect used prices to drop soon. Interested?  Check out our stocks today!