Here’s what you need to know about the Mitsubishi Xpander price
Upstart families in Malaysia looking to upgrade their vehicle to the higher end will be remiss to overlook the 2021 model of Mitsubishi’s Xpander line. With a newly announced price of 91,369 Malaysian Ringgit or around $22,000 USD, the Xpander is cheaper than Honda’s BR-V 1.5 V, making it a tantalizing option for those looking for more bang for their buck.
The price point for the new Xpander was met with nearly instantaneous demand with Malaysians making over 2,000 bookings since its first announcement in October of 2021. As the biggest B-segment SUV in Malaysia, Wapcar believes the Xpander offers more than enough features to make the car much more expensive.
Let’s take a closer look at the Mitsubishi Xpander price and what the car has to offer.
Upon Mitsubishi’s announcement of the 2021 Xpander earlier this year, Wapcar immediately sized up the car as a worthy competitor to the Honda BR-V, Perodua Aruz and Toyota Rush twin cars. Although not quite as powerful with only one variant offered, it comes with the highly coveted Apple Carplay and Android auto features via its 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. But first, let’s get under the hood.
The 2021 Xpander comes in hot with a facelifted exterior, which means blocky Bi-LED headlights sitting comfortably between extra bright halogen position lights and fog lamps. The shark fin antenna has been taken up a notch alongside its L-shaped LED combination rear lights and wheels upgraded to 16 inches.
The interior boasts practicality that would make even the most unorganized family breathe sighs of relief. The large cargo box combined with an enlarged center console makes for a spacious interior often reserved for luxury class cars. The dashboard features a 4-inch multi-info display between its analogue dials connected to its 360-degree camera and infotainment center.
Low price, high efficiency
Wapcar was one of the first to gain details into what lies under the hood of the Malaysian 2021 Xpander, noting the electric power steering alongside disc brakes in front and drum brakes behind. They listed the transmission as four-speed transmission with front-wheel drive, boasting MacPherson struts in front and a torsion beam at the rear.
One of the tradeoffs of boasting so much space is that the 2021 Xpander will only feature two airbags, making the Perodua Aruz slightly safer yet more expensive in the eyes of Wapcar. However, it offers more than enough features for new families to feel safe and secure. This is more readily apparent in Mitsubishi’s All Round Monitor which gives drivers a generous 4 cameras to give a bird’s eye view of their surroundings, coupled with updated parking sensors.
In added context, Wapcar reported the Perodua Aruz to measure 4,435 mm in length and has a wheelbase that measures 2,685 mm while the Honda BR-V measures at 4,475 mm with a wheelbase measuring 2,662 mm. The end result is the Xpander offering more than a tennis-ball sized amount of legroom and headroom, even in the third row of seats. This has led to the Xpander boasting the largest amount of third-row seat legroom in its class.
After needling through all the fine details of Mitsubishi’s latest announcement of the 2021 Xpander, Wapcar concluded that the latest edition carries almost more than enough bang for its buck. Considering the amount of features that most cars in its class do not yet adopt, the Xpander’s price point makes it a steal for buyers looking to start a family or heavy lifters who need generous space for their everyday activities.
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