Tokyo – MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) introduced the all-new crossover XPANDER CROSS in Vietnam, following the launches in Indonesia in November 2019, as well as in the Philippines and Thailand in March 2020.
The XPANDER CROSS is the top variant of the Mitsubishi XPANDER, which is the best-selling small multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam in fiscal 2019. Since the launch of the XPANDER in Indonesia in 2017, the total sales volume of the XPANDER series has reached approximately 260,000 units in June 2020. The addition of the XPANDER CROSS will further strengthen MMC competitiveness in ASEAN, one of the company's strategic regions under the new framework of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
"We are investigating the all-new XPANDER CROSS for South Africa to a wider range of customers who are looking for style, ruggedness and practicality," said Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa. "XPANDER received Car of the Year, Best of the Best MPV and Best of Small MPV in Indonesia when launched and aligns with our safe, lifestyle vision for MMSA."
Combining the DNA of MITSUBISHI MOTORS' SUV with the unique strengths of MPV, the XPANDER CROSS is built with robust SUV exterior styling, comfortable and pleasant drivability, as well as a practical and versatile interior design. With its best-in-class ground clearance of 225 millimeters, the crossover enables users to drive through a wide range of terrains with confidence, yet without compromising on roominess and comfort of MPVs.
In Vietnam, the sales of the standard Mitsubishi XPANDER started in October 2018, with around 27,000 cumulative units sold as of June 2020.
“The addition of the XPANDER CROSS to our lineup later, will offer new experiences for dynamic and energetic customers in South Africa,” said Nic Campbell.