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Thursday, January 26, 2023

2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Fuses SUV Styling With MPV Practicality For P 1.328M (w/ Specs)


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation has officially unveiled the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross. The 2023 Xpander Cross is the latest iteration of Mitsubishi’s re-defining MPV-SUV crossover that fuses functionality and capability into one aggressive-looking package.

The new Xpander Cross heightens its sense of adventure with its stronger SUV-like design. The black wheel arch moldings, door garnishes, and side sills give it a taller stance, while the re-designed bumpers, complete with a guard bar motif give it a more macho look. Roof rails also come as standard.



Like the refreshed Xpander, the 2023 Xpander Cross sports the unique T-shaped LED headlights with daytime running lights (DRL) and LED fog lamps. The same T-shaped design is found in the rear taillights. The re-design is capped off by the newly-designed 17-inch alloy wheels and refreshed tailgate garnish.

Also making its debut on the new Xpander Cross is the “Horizontal Axis” dashboard motif that visually widens the cabin, while also improving the placement of the controls. Across the dashboard itself is soft padded materials with real stitching in a new Navy Blue shade.

The driver is treated to a new 4-spoke leather steering wheel reminiscent of the Montero Sport. Ergonomically, the tilt/telescopic adjustment allows it to fit a wider variety of drivers while the steering wheel return control is now faster for better maneuverability at low speeds. In front of the steering wheel is a new 8-inch LCD digital meter cluster that allows drivers to access a multitude of information.



Meanwhile, the center console is fitted with a digital control system for the AC, while the 7-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA-3) system allows for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Navy Blue synthetic leather seats also offer Heat Guard technology which quickly dissipates heat allowing the 7-seater SUV to cool the cabin faster.

Highlighting its versatility, the Xpander Cross continues to have a spacious interior room and adaptive seating arrangements. For example, the front center armrest can hold a tissue back on the back of its lid and four 600-ml-sized bottles in the main space. Front row and luggage under trays, multi-function seat-back pockets and third row power outlets are present for additional storage and convenience. The second-row center arm rest features cup holders, while two USB ports—one Type A and one Type C—allow passengers to charge their devices on the go. The cargo hold itself is able to fit four 4-gallon water bottles or a stroller without having to fold the third-row seats.



Continuing to power the 2023 Xpander Cross is the tried-and-tested 1.5-liter 4A91 MIVEC 4-cylinder engine. It makes 104 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. Mated to a 4-speed torque converter automatic with cruise control, it provides a balance between responsiveness and fuel economy.

And while the powertrain remains unchanged from before, the new Xpander Cross benefits from a wealth of suspension upgrades. It starts with enlarged rear shock absorbers for a more pliant and stable ride. Also new is Active Yaw Control or AYC. AYC allows the selective application of braking force in order to improve its overall handling sharpness and stability. Other standard features include Active Stability Control (ASC), Hill Start Assist (HAS), and Traction Control (TCL). An electronic parking brake with auto hold reduces driver fatigue during stop-and-go traffic, while a reverse camera helps provide visibility when backing up.



“With the New Xpander Cross, they (customers) can comfortably and confidently go out and experience the scenic places of the Philippines. Hence our tagline: ‘Cross the Current.’ Where your family can expand horizons in comfort and style. It is as if you are crossing into a new world filled with memorable experiences,” said Mr. Takeshi Hara, MMPC’s President and CEO.

The 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is available in four color options: Sunrise Metallic (2-Tone), Quartz White Pearl (2-Tone), Graphite Gray Metallic, and Blade Silver Metallic. It is priced at:
  • Blade Silver & Graphite Gray Metallic (Monotone) – P 1,328,000
  • Sunrise Orange Metallic (2-Tone) – P 1,338,000
  • Quartz White Pearl (2-Tone) – P 1,353,000
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Specifications

2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Dimensions & Weights
  • Overall Length: 4,595 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,790 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,750 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,775 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 225 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,275 kg
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1,840 kg
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 L
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Engine & Transmission
  • Model and Type: 4A91 1.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC w/ MIVEC
  • Fuel System: EFI
  • Displacement: 1,499 cc
  • Compression Ratio: 10:1
  • Maximum Power: 104.5 PS @ 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 141 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
  • Transmission: 4-speed AT
  • Drivetrain: 2WD (Front Wheel Drive)
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Suspension & Brakes
  • Front Suspension: Independent, MacPherson Struts
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam Axle
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Drum
  • Tires: 205/55R17
  • Wheels: Two-Tone
  • Minimum Turning Radius: 5.2 m
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Steering
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • 4-Spoke Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Multi-Information Display Control
  • Steering Wheel Audio Remote
  • Cruise Control
  • Tilt/Telescopic Adjustment
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Exterior Features
  • T-Shaped LED Headlights
  • LED Front Fog Lights
  • Roof Rails
  • T-Shaped LED Taillights
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Interior Features
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • 8-inch Full Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Digital Control Front AC
  • Rear Blower
  • USB Charging Ports Type A x 1, Type C x 1
  • 12-volt Accessory Outlet x 2
  • Synthetic Leather Seats with Heat Guard
  • Front Armrest with Console Box and Tissue Holder
  • 2nd Row Armrest with Cup Holders
  • Underseat Tray (Front Passenger Side)
  • Cargo Area Underfloor Organizer
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Multimedia System
  • 7-inch Touchscreen Smartphone Link Display Audio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Tuner
  • Bluetooth
  • USB Port
  • 6 Speakers
  • Fin-Type Antenna
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross Safety Features
  • Dual SRS Airbags
  • Front Seatbelts: 3-pt ELR w/ Pretensioner x 2
  • 2nd Row Seatbelts: 3-pt ELR x 3
  • 3rd Row Seatbelts: 3-pt ELR x 2
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Active Stability and Traction Control
  • Active Yaw Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Reverse Camera

36 comments:

  1. Can anybody enlighten me why this is priced as such? I'm having a hard time understanding how Mitsubishi priced this low tech MPV with a 1.5L engine at 1.3 mill

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    1. MMPC do offer cash discounts a lot for the Xpander Cross
      It can be bought in cash at 1.2 Million Pesos easily
      Xpander Cross isn't a low tech MPV..Its miles better than the aging Toyota Rush and much better than the unsafe Veloz V

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    4. King Vanette The Veloz V isn't a unsafe vehicle as many buy this and I even see these commonly on the roads now.

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    5. These Veloz V owners are just joining the bandwagon as in nakikuso lang kaya bumili din.

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  2. Xpander has the features of a car from the 2010s.
    No active safety, no side or curtain airbags, uses a decades old 4AT. Lacking the 360 camera which Indonesia has.
    Veloz, Stargazer, BR-V all have 6 airbags and active safety for a similar price.

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    1. Seems the 4AT is better than that CVT in terms of future maintenance cost

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    2. CVT transmission of the Xpander makes it even more slower according to motoring comparo YouTube videos from Indonesia

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  3. ""Mated to a 4-speed torque converter automatic..."

    Eew...

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  4. Better buy the Veloz or the BR-V S.

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  5. Toyota Veloz has Toyota Safety Sense. Hyundai Stargazer has Hyundai Smart Sense. Honda BR-V has Honda Sensing. How about the Xpander Cross????? Lol

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    1. Stargazer got ADAS and six airbags but only scored 4 stars at ASEAN NCAP due to its unstable structure
      Lane Keep Assist of the Veloz is too sensitive and considered bothersome by Veloz owners.

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  6. Think before you comment king kutchi vannett888. Compare the safety features of veloz vs xpander cross, then say again which one is unsafe...fool yourself idiot!

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  7. aside from leather seats, more rugged looks, there are no more significant changes compared to the Xpander GLS (AYC, HSA, etc) better buy the Xpander GLS

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    1. GLS @1.180M while this Cross @1.328....around 150k difference.....

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    2. GLS is already priced at 1.198 m

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  8. That 205/55R17 is not SUV, but these are sedan tires......is this vehicle really advertised as SUV crossover?

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  9. Which is a better buy: Mitsubishi Xpander, Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, or Nissan Livina?

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  10. All these heavy cosmetic add ons all the more make the already pathetic engine suffer. A little power bump wont hurt, cmon mitsu.
    All show and no go. The regular xpander is a more healthier choice than this top heavy variant.

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  12. Avoid all these overpriced, underpowered 1.5L gas engined AUVs and just get an Innova diesel if you really need 7 seats, or better yet get a proper van if you can afford it, your huge family would thank you for it. Hurry before the Innova becomes an overpriced 7-seater FWD RAV2 with an unnecessary & expensive hybrid system.

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  13. Mitsubishi Expander is the best selling MPV in Town. period.

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  14. The TOYOta Fanboys like Keane Kuliglig and his buddies are so mad that the Xpander Cross is gonna eat the sales of outgoing Innova,Rush and low quality Jojo Velozo ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Stargazer isn't a threat as the sales of it is around 200 or so units per month ๐Ÿ˜‚ XL7 is already forgotten as its not a mild hybrid
    MMPC do give away huge cash discounts (100,000 Peso cash discount) for the Xpander Cross so expect it to sell a hundred units or so.
    Good luck to Mitsubishi

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    1. PLEASE STOP THESE FREAKING NONSENSE NOW... It is not funny to say that against me.

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  15. I wonder how many 2023 standard Xpanders (GLS/GLX) were already sold as of Dec. 2022?

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    1. Mitsubishi sold 17,000 plus units of Xpander and Xpander Cross in the Philippine market last year
      Toyota Jojo Velozo only sold 7900 plus units last year..Sales of it are expected to drop due to Ertiga Hybrid and New Xpander Cross

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  16. Just add a few 10Ks more and get yourself a TOTL BRV

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  17. Watch out and wait for the per-model sales breakdown that the websites will be posting... And see who is the real Liar and a bunch of Pinocchio

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    1. Got that data from Inquirer motoring section so its accurate
      You're mad that Raize only sold 13,000 units while Xpander sold 17,000 units last year

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    2. Hmmmm... Can you just be Quiet and make comments nicely?

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  18. MMPC is likely gonna sell 3000 up to 4000 units of Xpander Cross a year
    Toyota fanboys are mad that Toyota Rush and Toyota Innova Diesel are gone in the local market this year

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