The 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander has been officially launched today, and it is now available in Philippine dealers for your personal viewing. However, if you want to test drive one yourself, you better hard to SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds from May 20 to 22. The booth will be open from 10 am to 7 pm. Thankfully, we’ve already driven it ahead of its launch, so if you want to know our thoughts on the facelifted Xpander, just simply click this link or watch the video below.
As a recap, three variants will be sold: GLX M/T, GLX A/T, and GLS A/T (as shown). Regardless of which variant is chosen, the new 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander gets a revised Dynamic Shield grille, which now combines gloss black bars in the upper section and a mesh grille down below. Flanking it are new T-shaped headlights, which are halogens on the GLX and LEDs on the GLS. The upper LED strip, which used to be merely park lights, are now your LED daytime running lights, and these are also where your LED turn signals are located. Below its face is a faux skid plate to give the Xpander a rugged look.
In order to give it better proportions, the Xpander’s front overhangs are extended by 75 mm, while the rear overhangs have also been extended by 45 mm. Its ride height has also been increased by 20 mm, which is now at 225 mm. To complement this, new 17-inch alloy wheels now come as standard, and it’s bigger than last year’s 16-inch wheels. Lastly, the rear end of the Xpander also benefits from a revised rear bumper, a cleaner tailgate design, and new LED taillights.
While the interior aesthetically looks similar to the previous model, material quality has been significantly improved. Padded soft-touch surfaces now adorn the dashboard, while the door panels now come with synthetic leather. There’s also a new electronic parking brake for the first time, but this is just for the GLS A/T variant. There’s also a new 7-inch infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Mitsubishi also added new digital controls for the air conditioning, giving it a modern look even if this doesn’t come with automatic climate control. The GLX variants come with mechanical dials though.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander uses the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine as before, which means it produces 105 hp and 141 Nm of torque. However, whereas overseas models debuted with a CVT, the Philippine-market Xpander still uses the same 4-speed automatic as before (or a 5-speed manual for the GLX M/T).
The 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander is now on sale across all dealers nationwide at the following prices:
- GLX M/T: P1,030,000
- GLX A/T: P1,090,000
- GLS A/T: P1,160,000