New Mitsubishi Expander MPV unveiled

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Mitsubishi has taken the wraps off its new three-row MPV, which is set to be showcased at the forthcoming Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. The MPV is predictable to take on the ‘Expander’ moniker; however, Mitsubishi has not confirmed an official name yet. Previewed before in concept form by the Mitsubishi XM concept, the new MPV sports the concept’s high-mounted headlamps, fog lamps, as well as the squared-off fenders. It measures in at 4,475mm in length, 1,750mm in width, and 1,700mm in height. The side profile features two character lines running across the door handles and merging into the pillar-mounted L-shaped tail-lights.

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Mitsubishi claims the MPV combines the toughness of an SUV with the roominess of an MPV. The dual-tone beige and grey interior features a sweeping dashboard design centered on an infotainment touchscreen. It will have seven seats as standard. The MPV currently gets a single engine option – a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol with MIVEC, the company’s variable valve timing technology, mated to either a five-speed manual or a 4-speed auto transmission.  It will take on the likes of the Suzuki Ertiga and the Honda Mobilio in the international marketplaces.  In India, Mitsubishi sells the Pajero Sport and the Montero SUVs. The brand will launch the Outlander SUV in India in the coming months. 

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