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Mitsubishi Xpander 7-Seater MPV Spotted – Local Launch Soon?

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Mitsubishi Xpander 7-Seater MPV Spotted – Local Launch Soon?

A gleaming black Mitsubishi Xpander has been spotted at what looks to be a Malaysian Mitsubishi facility.

The clearest photos yet of Mitsubishi’s upcoming 7-seater ‘SUV’ – which will take on cars like the Toyota Avanza, Honda BR-V and Perodua Aruz – hints at a local reveal or teaser, as the unit in question was captured being loaded onto a vehicle transporter.

The much anticipated entry-level people carrier is produced in Indonesia at Mitsubishi Motors new plant in Bekasi Prefecture, West Java, and is supplied to other markets such as Thailand since 2018.

Powering the new Xpander is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 105 PS and 141 Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

Other highlight features of the Xpander include Crystal LED position lamps, LED tube tail lights, Rear air-cond vents.

The more premium GLS Limited variant in Thailand also comes with leather seats, 4.2-inch TFT display with 3D Animation, and certain Voice command infotainment functions. Both the fog lamps and LED position lamps are seen on the local unit.

Separately, the Xpander which will eventually be supplied to Nissan is widely expected to form the basis for the next generation Nissan Grand Livina, assuming that Nissan retains the Grand Livina nameplate.

Image credit: Jamaan Abd Rahman (Facebook)

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