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First shipment of Mitsubishi Xpander arrives in PHL

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Mitsubishi Xpander

DELIVERIES to customers of the new Mitsubishi Xpander has begun as the first shipment of the compact MPV model arrived in the Philippines in May. The Xpander is built in Indonesia.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) said it already has more than 3,800 paid reservations for the Xpander by the end of April.

“With the all-new Xpander’s class-leading features and with its very competitive pricing, we are looking at the great success of this model. We hope to have the same success that this model is currently reaping in Indonesia,” said Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, MMPC president and CEO.

The executive added the Xpander is “expected to significantly contribute to the company’s growth.”

Launched in the Philippines on March 1, the Xpander is available in four variants; GLX MT, GLX Plus AT, GLS AT and GLS Sport. Prices range between P885,000 and P1,060 million.

The car is powered by a 1.5-liter MIVEC engine that generates 105 hp at 6,000 rpm and 141 Nm at 4,000 rpm (and mated to either a four-speed automatic transmission or a newly developed five-speed manual transmission). Some of its amenities are flat-folding rear seats, a front passenger under-seat tray, driver seat back with various-sized pockets, center console box with a 12-volt power outlet, and third-row seats with side pockets.