Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has finally decided what to call its new compact crossover SUV that’s catered to the ASEAN region. It’s called the 2024 Mitsubishi Xforce, which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue that well, but at face value here at the 2023 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS), the Japanese automaker is on to a winner here.
For starters, there’s the design, which has been previewed a few weeks back. In person, the new Xforce looks sleek and sporty in all the right places. It stays true to its “Silky & Solid” design language, with the Dynamic Shield grille evolving to have a more seamless design with no framing. Together with the T-shaped LED headlights and daytime running lights, the front end of the Xforce is bold but at the same time results in a much cleaner effort compared to past designs.
The side profile contains minimal lines and instead relies on taut surfaces and bulging shapes to give the Xforce a buging design. 18-inch wheels come as standard on higher variants, while the rear fascia comes with LED taillights that mimic the design of the T-shaped headlights.
Dimensionally, the new Xforce measures 4,390 mm long, 1,810 mm wide, and 1,660 mm tall with a 222 mm ground clearance. This puts it squarely at the segment where the Hyundai Creta, Toyota Yaris Cross, and Nissan Kicks e-Power are competing.
This is the first time we’ll be seeing the interior of the 2024 Mitsubishi Xforce, and it’s an interior that looks very modern and high tech. A 12.3-inch infotainment screen running new software from Mitsubishi and an 8-inch fully-digital instrument cluster comes as standard, along with leather upholstery and fabric surfaces on the dash and doors. One of the highlights of the new Xforce is its Yamaha sound system, which has been developed specifically for the Xforce’s interior acoustics.
While Mitsubishi didn’t reveal what platform the Xforce is using, we suspect that it shares a similar platform with the Xpander, and this is evident with its engine. It’s the 4A91 1.5-liter inline-four that the popular MPV is using, which means it produces 104 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque, and this drives the front wheels (no all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive) via a CVT.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Xforce also comes with a suite of advanced driver-assistance systems, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation System, just to name a few.
With the new Xforce debuting here in Indonesia, and seeing that it’s a vehicle that was specifically designed for the ASEAN region, it won’t take too long for the Japanese automaker to offer this new crossover SUV soon.