Mitsubishi’s bestselling Xpander 7-seater MPV has transitioned to the country’s most popular segment now, the subcompact/compact crossover/SUV genre. 

The new model, aptly called Xpander Cross, is positioned as the top variant of the Xpander line. 

Like its namesake forebear, the Xpander Cross is a family-friendly 7-seater crossover built with robust SUV styling, car-like drivability, as well as a spacious, practical and versatile interior design. 

The award-winning Xpander was first launched in the Philippines in 2018. It immediately gained strong traction in the market as it sold 13,494 units during the first year and now has a total of 36,168. Currently the Xpander is the bestselling MPV in its category in the country, contributing 30% of total sales of Mitsubishi. 

“The Xpander is a very important nameplate to MMPC as it fits many of the vehicle requirements of Filipinos. It provides reliable performance, spacious and comfortable interior, host of safety features and a very bold design. Now with the entry of the Xpander Cross, its added features, we see renewed potential to the already successful Xpander nameplate,” said MMPC president and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri.

Boasting a class-leading high ground clearance and robust SUV design, the Xpander Cross enables its owners to explore more adventurous terrains, even if it’s not an outright off-roader. 

The Xpander Cross reflects the DNA of Mitsubishi through its familial Dynamic Shield design. To further exude the sporty SUV image, the Xpander Cross is equipped with a protective lower bumper skid plate, LED headlights and fog lamps, unique 17-inch alloy wheels, black wheel arch molding and side body garnish, and a roof rail. 

The Xpander Cross is powered by the same 1.5-liter MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) DOHC 16-valve petrol engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission found in the Xpander MPV. Thanks to high-performance sound absorbing and vibration blocking materials installed in the engine, the Xpander Cross is at the top level of its class.

Now with a class-leading 225mm ground clearance, combined with a special tuned suspension with a rebound spring, the Xpander Cross is capable of traversing more challenging terrains without compromising ride comfort. 

To further enhance driving comfort, the Xpander Cross is designed with a wide windshield and high seating position that provides good visibility for the driver and is also equipped with cruise control to lessen fatigue during long drives. 

The 7-seater Xpander Cross has a spacious cabin with seats that can be configured in various positions to accommodate different passenger or cargo requirements. The second and third row seats are capable of folding flat and with no gaps to accommodate large cargo. 

All of these are combined with a luxurious interior design dominated by black with brown accents on the dashboard, as well as the seats covered with dual-tone leather. For infotainment there is a 7-inch touchscreen audio system with a reverse camera. There are power outlets on the front, middle and rear rows. 

The Xpander Cross comes in White Pearl, Sterling Silver Metallic, Graphite Grey Metallic, and Sunrise Orange Metallic and has a retail price of P1,255,000.

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