Wapcar Automotive News – Because everything has to be an SUV one day or another, the Mitsubishi Xpander 2023 new model:Cross is a tall van and has a bit of a tough look. It was launched less than three years ago and is getting a makeover. Don't forget that Mitsu has a long history in heavy-duty transport, as the Delica has been around for decades, having all-wheel drive while sending power to the front wheels only.
The facelift introduced today brings some changes, but the floor van still looks as polarizing as before. Unveiled at the 2022 Indonesia International Motor Show and already sold out, the Xpander Cross features a redesigned front end with new headlights that continue to have a split layout but a T-shaped layout. The turn signals have been moved to the upper cluster for better visibility while the hood is now thicker than before.
Dressed in a new gunmetal green paint job, the newly improved mid-size pickup features a total of 95 mm (3.7 inches) extended front and rear overhangs. . The new (and still rather small) 17-inch alloy wheels come in two tones with gray accents to match the front and rear sliding panels and door trim. The 'T' pattern we see at the front is noticeable at the rear in the updated taillights, giving the Xpander Cross a more modern look.
With a minimum ground clearance of 220 mm (8.6 inches), the family car should be able to handle bumpy roads with ease, but keep in mind that this is not a car. whole ground. With the mid-cycle refresh, it comes equipped with Mitsubishi's proprietary Active Cruise Control (YAC), but it's clearly not the active rear differential like on the Evo. Instead, it applies braking force to the front wheels to improve cornering, depending on steering angle, braking force, longitudinal G-force, pinch speed and wheel speed.
Changes have also been made to the interior, where the Xpander Cross 2023 has an electric parking brake, a digital instrument panel and a larger touchscreen now measuring 8 inches. The old-fashioned climate controls have been replaced with screens, while a wireless charger has also been added. We see here the version with the CVT, but the model is also offered with a five-speed manual transmission. Equipped with a clutch pedal, the model has a slightly higher ground clearance of 225 mm (8.8 in).
Power is provided by a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter petrol engine with 103 hp (77 kW) and 141 Nm (104 lb-ft) of torque, so it's definitely not the car. Fastest van on the market. Still, it's a solid choice for a family looking to buy a versatile, affordable car with three rows of seats, as long as they don't mind the front design...