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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Mitsubishi Motors PH Just Discounted The 2022 Xpander's Price Even Before Its Launch


In what could be Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC)’s most direct response to the arrival of the all-new Toyota Avanza, they’re now slashing the prices off their yet-to-be-released new Xpander MPV.

To recall, MMPC has previewed the new 2022 (officially 2023) Xpander and revealed that it will be priced at P 1,030,000 for the GLX MT; P 1,090,000 for the GLX AT; and P 1,160,000 for the GLS AT. A few weeks after that, they announced that buyers who’ve made reservations prior to April 30 are eligible to receive a 2-year (or 25,000-kilometer) PMS and disinfection package.

Now, on top of the 2-year free PMS, MMPC is slashing the prices off the Xpander until April 30 (deliveries can be made up to June 30). The pre-launch pricing is as follows:
  • Xpander GLX MT – P 958,000
  • Xpander GLX AT – P 1,018,000
  • Xpander GLS AT – P 1,078,000
These prices represent a discount of P 72,000 for the GLX variants and P 82,000 for the GLS.

Additionally, Mitsubishi has also confirmed the price of the revamped Xpander Cross which is now at P 1,185,000. This actually makes it P 70,000 cheaper than the current SUV-fied version of the Xpander which retails for P 1,255,000.

While the 2022 Xpander Cross doesn’t carry refreshed design seen in the Xpander, it does benefit from a slew of new features as seen in the global model. These include a new dashboard design with soft pads on the instrument cluster and door trims, digital AC control, and an electronic parking brake with auto hold. It also comes fitted with synthetic leather seats treated with Heat Guard to keep the seats cool even during midday Manila heat.

18 comments:

  1. Wish We could buy Mitsubishi Expander Gloss this year

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  2. Well, Mitsubishi Phils. has no choice. With the new Avanza alone, the new Xpander already has tough competition (the Avanza E is below P1M). Not to mention that the Ertiga, though not new, is still a practical 7-seater below P1M also.

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  3. There is no news yet about the BR-V, but that is another subsequent tough competition.

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  4. Price list can be deceiving. Mitsu discount more at the dealer compared to Toyota.

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  5. You can thank the Chinese cars for that.

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    1. Agree. The aggressive pricing of Chinese vehicles are forcing other brands to offer more for less price.

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  6. This Discount is significant for Mitsubishi strategic pricing to take away Toyota Avanza's potential buyers and the surging influx of China made CrossOvers price below 1.2M. but Expander still the Pinoy Lovable MPV in the Market.

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  7. Thanks to the China brands. Buying a Japanese car nowadays seems like buying a Nokia phone from the 90's. Yup, drop your prices and be scared. Chinese cars, like their mobile counterparts, Huawei, Poco, etc., will soon dominate the car market. You can never beat value for money. These China brands sell hundreds of thousands in their home market and are just as reliable as the jap brands. Its only a matter of time. Same thing was said about Hyundai 15 years ago. The brand has gone a long way from how it started, except for the fact that the local distributor, soon to be replaced, (thank goodness), is headed by headless chicken.

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    1. I don't understand why Car Distributor hiring Women to head their vehicles sales??? What a woman know about Cars!!!

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  8. The Japs are selling localized yet non-global models. Take Toyota selling lower end DNGA models than the global TNGA. The Koreans and Chinese make global models. I hope the Japs up their game as they are very obvious in prioritizing profits over customer satisfaction. Japs are relying on their reputation for reliability & safety when customers are looking for good customer experiences - comfort, technology & near luxury interior appointments.

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    1. Regionalization was the in-thing before...make a product specific to one market only. But now carmakers are shifting towards global platforms in order to cut costs. Japanese carmakers are also doing the same save for some remaining regional platforms. Even then, they're trying to maximize them by making them as flexible as possible.

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  9. Altis, corolla cross n rav4 are global model n uses TNGA. Toyota uses DNGA for lower end of d market to make it afordable. For middle mrket they hav d innova, hilux, fortuner n For luxury market they hav d landcruisers n lexus. its a good strategy dats y they captured 50% of ph car market yearly in terms of sales for almost 2 decades.

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  10. On the contrary, regionalization was the in thing in order to maximize profits. Basically, intended to short change and dupe third world markets like us into buying "a premium jap car/brand" running on an empty shell. Third world specs for third world markets, then sold at first world prices.

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  11. Put it this way, Hyundai Ph still sells cars without airbags as of today at 790k, the Accent. Check their web page. They're even proud to state - w/o airbag. Amusing. Compare that to the entry/base model Geely Emgrand at 798k now selling with a 50k discount, that everybody is raving about. The only negative is that it's made in China, just like your iphone. I think Hyundai Ph got to greedy with Hyundai's global success and began neglecting our market. Hyundai was like Geely, et al. 15 years ago. Nobody took them seriously and then Hyundai Ph blew it all.

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    1. I agree. Hyundai Ph SHOULD STOP SELLING ACCENT variants WITHOUT AIRBAGS. Come on Hyundai, you don't care for the safety of your customers?

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  12. With "disruptor" brands out there with bang for the buck offers, traditional sellers will be forced to up their offerings. As the market gets used to the new toys and move away from accepting those with much less, will the old players stay in their way of packaging their cars? I don't think so. I am thinking of the recent launched Almera, Avanza or Raize, these are now better packed with 20's goodies.

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  13. That the Avanza will be a success needs no prediction. The vehicle itself is well-thought out and smartly packaged. It's also priced sensibly to interest its target market. Slap on a Toyota badge and the deal is sealed. I hope this pricing move by Mitsubishi is enough. I fear they may have to intervene with financing and other inducements later on if Avanza proves to be more than a fleeting annoyance.

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