After four years, Mitsubishi introduced the latest edition of the Mitsubishi Xpander facelift 2022 which has received various improvements to compete with the new edition of the Toyota Avanza 2022 and Daihatsu Xenia 2022 duo which were introduced at almost the same time.
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022|
Although it is only a mid-generation change, Mitsubishi offers a variety of new features and technologies. And of course a new look to make this car look more masculine than the previous edition.
Various improvements certainly add to the driving comfort of this Mitsubishi flagship product. Here's the latest Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 review
Exterior of Mitsubishi Xpander 2022
The changes offered to this car are certainly not as massive as the new edition or the change of generations as was done in the 2022 Toyota Avanza. But that doesn't make this car lose its charm as a masculine crossover-style MPV.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Review: Front Exterior
The hallmark of the Dynamic Shield that was brought in the first generation has evolved. Presents headlights that are made thinner and already use a projector. The main headlights are shaped like the letter T that replace the trapezoidal block cover of the pre-facelift model. While for the GLS variant as the lowest variant, it still uses Halogen lamps.
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Front Exterior|
Revisions to the front fascia also reveal the appearance of a new bumper. The skid plate assembly is made lower to get a wider intake. Coupled with the halogen fog lamps that are spread across all Xpander trims.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Review: Side Exterior
The most visible changes are on the sides, where 17-inch alloy wheels replace the 16-inch model that was previously installed on the top trim variant. The two tone wheels also present a masculine impression of this car, plus Side Sill Garnish as a complement.
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Side Exterior|
Mitsubishi has also increased the height of the car compared to before, thus providing a ground clearance of 220 mm to 225 mm for the Exceed and GLS variants. Making it a model with the best ground clearance in its class, while improving off-road performance which can be called one of the characteristics of the Xpander.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Review: Rear Exterior
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Rear Exterior|
The back does not miss getting a design refinement. One of them is by giving a new form of the LED taillight unit combined with LED brake lights to increase visibility while driving. And for practicality, Xpander is equipped with Electric Switch Tail Gate Door Handle
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 interior
The interior appearance of the Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 received a shift to a more elegant design, although the changes given were not too different from the pre-facelift edition. There are still significant differences from the various trims offered in Indonesia.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 review: Dashboard and steering wheel
The higher trim has got a two-tone instrument panel which certainly gives this car a luxurious feel. Horizontal sculptures are tasked with adding to the impression of space in the cabin. Replacing the diagonally curved styled dashboard in the previous edition.
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Dashboard and Steering Wheel|
The infotainment unit is converted into an 8.0-inch touchscreen system. While the driver gets a redesigned steering wheel combined with a smaller airbag housing. Under the same central air conditioning vent as the previous mode, there is a new look of revised air conditioning control using switches and LCD screens.
While on the center console, the outdated manual parking brake style has been replaced by an electric parking brake. In addition to providing empty space in the middle, it also presents a place for new functions in this car. There is an automatic brake hold feature which comes in handy when you are stopped in heavy traffic.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Review: Seat
Mitsubishi said that this latest edition has received the latest 3D-style seat design for an elegant impression in the cabin. Meanwhile, legroom and headroom don't seem to be that much different, although this time the Xpander gets various feature enhancements for passengers in the cabin.
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Seat|
Various features are offered for the convenience of driving during long trips. There are USB Type A and Type C charging outlets pinned to the second row of seats. Some of the top trims also get armrests for the second row complete with cupholders.
Features of Mitsubishi Xpander 2022
In addition to changes to the exterior and interior design, you could say the increase in the features of the Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 is quite significant even though this car was introduced as a mid-generation change. Most of the features have been improved, here are some of the additions given.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 review: Safety features
As previously mentioned, improvements to safety features are found in the Electric Parking Brake and Speed Sensitive Automatic Door Lock. Unfortunately the second feature can not be found on the lowest trim.
Dual SRS Airbags and the ABS + EBD + BA braking system are still the mainstay of the Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 safety system. As a complement there are Active Stability Control (ASC), Hills Start Assist (HAS) features, and Parking Sensor with Rear View Camera.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 review: Entertainment features
The centerpiece of all entertainment systems lies in the 8.0-inch head unit on the Sport and Ultimate models, and the 7.0-inch on the Exceed and GLS models. All models have got radio player function, Bluetooth with Hands-Free Function, Voice Recognition. Specifically for the 8.0-inch model, you get a Smartphone Linked Display Audio (SDA) setting.
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Entertainment features|
The center console has also been redesigned to accommodate open storage space that you can use to house your smartphone. While certain trims get armrests that can be used to accommodate up to 4 600 ml beverage bottles.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Operation
Although in the form of a facelift, Mitsubishi still provides several improvements in terms of technical mechanisms. The facelifted Xpander receives an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT), equivalent to an 8-speed automatic transmission, in place of the 4-speed automatic transmission previously found in the first generation. This change is said to be able to increase efficiency compared to the old automatic transmission.
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Engine|
While the choice of engine used still maintains the 4A91 MIVEC DOHC model with 16 valves with a capacity of 1.5 liters with the same power and torque output. But there is the addition of an external exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system for this car to improve fuel efficiency. Help him fight with Toyota All New Avanza.
Mitsubishi revealed that the Xpander received increased rigidity in the front strut installation. While the silencer at the rear is equipped with a larger cylinder to increase driving comfort. Meanwhile, high-performance damper valves are embedded at the front and rear to improve ride quality.
Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Specifications
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 Engine|
|Machine Series||4A91 MIVEC DOHC 16 valve|
|Machine Capacity||1,499 cc|
|Bore x Stroke||75.0 x 84.8 mm|
|Maximum Power||105 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||141 Nm @ 4,000 rpm|
|Transmission||CVT and 5-speed manual|
|Drive System||Front-Wheel Drive|
|Dimensions of Mitsubishi Xpander 2022|
|Length x width x height||4.595 x 1.750 x 1.750 mm|
|Ground Clearance||225 Nm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 liter|
|Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 legs|
|Front & Rear Suspension||MacPherson Strut|
|Front & Rear Brakes||Disc|
|Electronic Power Steering, Rack And Pinion|
|Steering System||17 inci|
Conclusion Mitsubishi Xpander 2022
The changes given to the Mitsubishi Xpander 2022 of course cannot be separated from the latest generation of Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia. The design revision gives a more masculine impression of Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield revolution. While inside, increased practicality and features bring added comfort along the way. Including the development of a new CVT engine and transmission that can increase the efficiency of the Xpander itself.