Taking a page from its larger Montero Sport relative, the exterior of Xpander toted a sharply angled front fascia, full of lines and acute angles. The grille had a large trapezoidal “maw” similar to the one on most Lexus autos.
However, the Japanese triple diamond star logo was placed at the upper area (on the central edge of the hood, to be exact), and used a glossy black honeycomb pattern for the middle front bumper and lower front bumper air inlets.
Bi-LED headlights, halogen positioning lights and fog
lamps. Round the back there’s a set of L-shaped LED-combination rear
lights and a rear fog light.
T-shaped headlights with light emitting diode (LED) bulbs were a distinct feature of the XPander. More function than form, the headlights seem to form the cheeks of the unit, with the left and right edges of the bonnet forming the XPander’s “eyes.” Frankly, Mitsubishi’s signature Dynamic Shield front end is a great take on automotive design, and makes the look similar, yet separate, from its fellow Montero Sport and ASX runners.
Side and rear
Like most seven-seater utility vehicles, the Xpander has three-box body sections – the engine bay, the first two rows of occupant seats, and the third row/cargo hold.
The latter two body sections seemed like full-on rectangular cylinders. However, Mitsubishi put some deep, gouged lines along the beltline flanks to display a dint of telltale character to the unit. The fenders seemed more like squares fitted over the 17-inch rims, and gave the unit a three-quarter profile reminiscent of bodybuilders with standout shoulders.
With regard to the back profile, the MPV’s telltale mark is the L-shaped LED taillights and skid plates that should prevent the undercarriage from getting dented whenever the MPV goes through humps.
The Mitsubishi Xpander Philippines measures 4,595 x 1,750 x 1,750 mm (length x width x height). Its wheelbase is 2,775 mm. The top-tier, Php 1.27 million to Php 1.28 million Xpander Cross model has some 320 mm of ground clearance, which can be discerned from the raised stance and the seemingly increased gap between tires and fenders.
This makes it look like a sport utility vehicle, and an owner is confident that wading through ankle-deep urban water won’t be an issue.
|2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Dimensions
In the Phlipines, the Mitsubishi Xpander uses wheels a 17-inch alloy.