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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Check Out The PH Spec 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander. Prices Start At P 1.030M (w/ Specs)


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has sprung a surprise by opening the reservation books for the refreshed 2022 Xpander just four months after its global debut last November. The country’s best-selling MPV, which has cornered 54.4 percent of the market since its introduction in 2018, is now more advanced, progressive, and aggressive.

In terms of styling, the 2022 Xpander takes on the latest Dynamic Shield face which, taken with the three-dimensional skid guard, visually makes this one aggressive looking MPV. The changes are capped by a new horizontal front bumper design and T-shaped headlights with LED lighting. Over to the side, standard 17-inch alloy wheels fill in the wheel wells, while the larger, more aerodynamic side sills give it a more sculpted feel. At the back, the rear bumper has been reshaped, and the same T-shaped pattern is found in the rear LED lights. Capping off the changes is a lengthened body and increased ground clearance.



Changes to the Xpander aren’t just limited to what you see. The larger wheels serve as a teaser to the amount of work Mitsubishi engineers did underneath. The rigidity of the front strut mounting part has been improved, while the cylinder size of the rear shock absorber has been expanded. At both ends, they adopt new high-performance valves. In short, expect a flatter and more comfortable ride.

Another new change is the adoption of an electric parking brake or EPB. Together with a new auto hold function, it reduces the burden on drivers in stop-and-go traffic, further enhancing comfort.



Under the hood, Xpander keeps the same 1.5-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. All in all, it makes 104 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque.

Inside, Mitsubishi’s new “Horizontal Axis” dashboard layout gives it a robust, SUV-like feel. Soft pads with synthetic leather and real stitching are used on the instrument panel and door trims add a more premium feel. Meanwhile, for the driver, the steering wheel is new with an optimized grip size and shape for easier driving. The instrument cluster has also been revised with new graphics for better legibility.



For added comfort and convenience, the new Xpander gets digital A/C controls. The LCD panel makes it easier for drivers and passengers to check the fan and temperature settings. Further enhancing comfort, it gets cruise control, a 7-inch Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB ports—both Type A and Type C located at the rear console, and power outlets across all three rows to keep devices juiced up on long road trips. It's also filled with nifty storage solutions like the front under seat tray, compartmentalized seatback pockets, and even second row cup holders located in the center arm rest.

As the preferred MPV for Filipino families, safety is always at the forefront of Mitsubishi’s mind when it comes to the 2022 Xpander. Aside from the usual set of airbags and ABS with EBD, it also comes standard with a rear-view camera, while Active Stability Control with Traction Control and Hill Start Assist is reserved for the top-of-the-line GLS.



The 2022 Xpander comes in three variants: the GLX 1.5 MT, GLX 1.5 AT, and the GLS 1.5 AT. 

Color availability is depending on the variant:
  • GLX 1.5 MT / 1.5 AT – Jet Black Mica, Graphite Gray Metallic, Blade Silver Metallic (new for 2022)
  • GLS 1.5 AT – Graphite Gray Metallic, Blade Silver Metallic (new for 2022), Quartz White Pearl, Red Metallic
It comes at the following prices:
  • GLX 1.5 MT – P 1,030,000
  • GLX 1.5 AT – P 1,090,000
  • GLS 1.5 AT – P 1,160,000



“It came as no surprise to us that the Xpander helped MMPC deliver a strong retail performance. It checks all the boxes when it comes to the qualities that our customers look and yearn for in an MPV. Aside from local recognition, it continuously garners awards from different parts of the world which is a testament to how outstanding it really is,” according to MMPC President and CEO, Mr. Takeshi Hara.

“These were part of the inspiration for the newest Xpander, which will actually be already offered in advance to our Filipino customers. But it doesn’t just end there, we also have a special pre-selling treat in store before the month ends.”

Customer deliveries will commence in May.

2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Dimensions
  • Overall Length: 4,595 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,750 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,750 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,775 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 225 mm
2022 Mitsubishi Xpander GLX Breakdown of New Features
  • New exterior design
  • Front fog lamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 7-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rear view camera
  • 2nd row center armrest with cup holders x 2
2022 Mitsubishi Xpander GLS Breakdown of New Features (GLX Plus:)
  • New interior design
  • Soft pad instrument panel and door trim
  • Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold
  • Front console arm rest
  • Active Stability Control (ASC) + Traction Control (TCL)
  • Hill Start Assist

21 comments:

  1. So because of this... Toyota Motor Philippines must introduce the Veloz here immediately alongside with Avanza, but with two trims indeed. BTW the Xpander is already paired with CVT.

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    1. Not for the Philippine market, no. We confirmed it. It carries over the 4-speed AT.

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    2. BTW when will Toyota Philippines launch the Veloz?

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  2. Ugh... Still the same sh!t, better buy the Avanza or wait for the Veloz instead.

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  3. 4 speed auto LMAO what a joke.

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    1. You want it paired with a shitty jatco cvt?

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    2. The Xpander's underpowered 1.5 engine will magically make that unreliable Jatco CVT reliable enough because it doesn't have enough torque to destroy it LOL

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  4. Sir Uly, some PH automotive news sites say, it is equipped with a CVT than the 4-speed automatic. Can you confirm this to MMPC? Thanks!

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  5. If TMP will not launch the Veloz, then I will say that all MPV specs here in the Philippines is Very Ugly and Worse at all, BTW I will say that I still prefer the Raize or the Fortuner than those ugly and So much Stupid MPVs.

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    1. Keane Calimlim Don't post your feelings here since baka mahiya ka pa sa iba ang mga sinasabi mo. Nakikita ko na nagiging biased ka na.

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  6. Outprice n outclass by safety features of avanza G. Veloz n raize GRS coming soon wd TSS

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    1. Yup... The Veloz might launch in May after the elections

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    2. Anonymous The Raize is already offered with GR-S kits for a additional cost.

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  7. The new TOTL Avanza has 6 airbags, but the new TOTL Xpander only has 2 ☹️

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  8. The Xpander is a very great car, has a conventional 4AT and MIVEC engine, but the newly-launched Geely Emgrand (yes, only NA engine, and yes, it's not a Mistubishi) is still a compelling buy. Built on the same platform as the splendid Coolray, plus luxury cabin materials and tech at a very affordable price, the Emgrand challenges both MPVs & subcompact crossovers. Good job Geely.
    P.S. Hope Geely will offer in the future a turbocharged Emgrand.

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    1. Daming fanbois at sales agents ng Geely dito ah

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    2. Oo nga. Meron ding mga officers ng anti China car club.

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  9. LOL at people saying how the new Avanza and Veloz are better, even if they haven't ridden those yet.

    I used to want a B-RV or an Ertiga over this. And then, I drove one and rode one. That was enough to change my mind.

    Sakyan niyo muna. :)

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  10. when will hvae the RED new xpander 2022 in the philippines? :)

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