All New XPANDER, the New Crossover Officially Introduced at BIG Motor Sale 2018

Automotive Press Releases Friday August 17, 2018 13:27
Bangkok--17 Aug--Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. today launched the much-awaited XPANDER, the new crossover at Bangkok International Grand (BIG) Motor Sale 2018. Creating a new market segment in Thailand, this newest addition to Mitsubishi Motors Thailand's product range underlines the brand's commitment to inspire and motivate drivers.

The all-new XPANDER is designed to be the answer for young generations, young families and drivers who desire a stylish crossover with space, utility, driving performance and go-anywhere versatility. It will be offered in two variants starting with GLS-LTD priced at THB 779,000 and GT priced at THB 849,000.

Addressing the media at the event, Morikazu Chokki, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said, "the all-new XPANDER demonstrates Mitsubishi Motors' ambition to go beyond customer's needs by creating a new segment in Thailand. Based on our heritage and strength in building SUVs, the all-new XPANDER combines toughness, performance, and go-anywhere versatility of an SUV with comfort, utility and refinement. It gives our drivers the best of both SUV and MPV worlds and is a new type of crossover."

"After receiving great feedback from the media launch and test drive activities, the new XPANDER is ready to meet the growing demand in the highly-anticipated crossover market in Thailand. The vehicle has also achieved a huge success in neighboring countries including Indonesia and the Philippines," said Mr. Chokki.

Other popular models from Mitsubishi Motors Thailand's lineup at BIG include the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Mitsubishi Triton and Triton Athlete, Mitsubishi Mirage and Mitsubishi Attrage.
All New XPANDER, the New Crossover

"Like all our cars, our work begins by listening to you. The all-new Mitsubishi XPANDER will ignite your spirit of adventure. It is a new generation and a new class of crossover from Mitsubishi Motors to our customers in Thailand. XPANDER is an invitation to expand the possibilities of your life," said Tsunehiro Kunimoto, Corporate Vice President for Design, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

The all-new XPANDER's stylish looks is the result of Mitsubishi Motors' advanced Dynamic Shield design concept. The front resembles a shield, providing symbolic and real-world protection to people inside and outside the crossover. It combines protection and performance into a single design.

The top-of-the-range XPANDER GT gets a pair of front fog lamps, chromed door handles and beltline molding and silver skid plates with a sill garnish. The overall exterior communicates an adventurous and futuristic style with 205-mm ground clearance.

The all-new XPANDER offers spacious interior dimensions. Its interior provides comfortable seating for a maximum of seven people with ample leg and shoulder room along with its impressive flat luggage floor. The range-topping variant will come with a 4.2-inch TFT color LCD multi-information screen with 3D animation, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter, cruise control, 6.2-inch touch-screen monitor and leather faced seats for all three rows.

"You also can see XPANDER's SUV heritage in the flared, muscular fenders, the top level ground clearance, and maximum waterproofing. The all-new Mitsubishi XPANDER was designed to handle Thailand's rainy season or any season. This spacious new crossover also is a quality experience with many, many conveniences. Every detail is ingeniously designed for driving confidence and comfort. Mitsubishi design is much more than good looks. Our mission is designing a total experience," added Mr. Kunimoto.

The all-new XPANDER is powered by a 1.5L MIVEC DOHC 16-Valve engine that provides a maximum output of 105 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 141 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Made to be fuel efficient without compromising its performance, the engine is also developed to have less noise and vibration for smoother and quieter driving performance.

The all-new XPANDER is now available at BIG Motor Sale 2018 between August 17-26, 2018 and at the Mitsubishi dealer network nationwide with customer deliveries to commence from the launch date.
About Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh)

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the largest plant in the MMC group and an export hub to more than 120 countries, is one of Thailand's leading automotive manufacturers committed to produce and sell a range of vehicles that are eco-friendly, high in quality, performance, safety, comfort, technology and customer satisfaction. In 2018 MMTh celebrated a total production of five million units, and officially opened Education Academy in Pathum Thani. MMTh's current range of vehicles includes the Mitsubishi Triton, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Mitsubishi Attrage, and Mitsubishi Mirage. To ensure the highest quality, MMTh uses its proving ground in Sriracha, Chonburi to assess products from design and prototype stages to pre-production and commercialization. This ensures customers take delivery of vehicles that are second-to-none in all aspects of quality.

Please contact Mitsubishi dealers nationwide for more information and test driving, or contact Mitsubishi Call Center Tel. 02-079-9500 every day at 8:30 – 17:00 hrs.
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