The updated Mitsubishi Xpander has arrived in South Africa, with the local arm of the Japanese brand releasing pricing for the two-strong model line-up. See pricing below…

EXTERIOR

Xpander

According to the automaker, the refreshed Xpander boasts more premium exterior proportions. The firm says, for the updated variant, it has moved away from its MPV styling, handing the Xpander a more SUV-like look and feel. The revised Xpander is 120 mm longer than its forebear. 

The most notable exterior revisions include a new front facia and T-shaped halogen headlamps with a “new-generation” LED lighting signature.  The LED taillamps have also been updated to give the car a “more modern” look. 

The manual derivatives are fitted with 16-inch wheels. The automatic variants gain 17-inch alloys. The ground clearance has been lifted by 20 mm to 225 mm. 

INTERIOR

Interior features include a rake- and reach-adjustable multifunction steering wheel, an infotainment system incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a “high-resolution” rear-view camera system. The second-row bench now features a new central armrest and updated rear cooler. 

POWERTRAIN

Xpander

A “spirited” 1.5-litre engine is employed across the range. The naturally aspirated four-cylinder unit produces 77 kW and 141 Nm of torque, available from 6 000 r/min and 4 000 r/min, respectively. 

The powertrain can be had with a five-speed manual gearbox or four-speed automatic transmission. Mitsubishi claims the former (manual-equipped) derivative sips 6.7 L/100 km. The automatic variant has a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 7.0 L/100 km. The Xpander’s fuel tank has a capacity of 45 litres. 

“The Xpander is a true family-style seven-seater, with the space and engine performance to complete the package, which is why we believe it is South Africa’s most affordable seven-seater family vehicle in its class,” said Jeffrey Allison, general manager of marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa.

Mitsubishi Xpander pricing:

As standard, all models ship with Mitsubishi’s three-year/100 000 km warranty. A two-year/30 000 km service plan is included. 

  • 1.5L MT — R329 995
  • 1.5L AT — R349 995