In the process of preparing for the serial production of Next Generation MPV, Mitsubishi Motors representatives insist on calling the Mitsubishi Expander (Mitsubishi Expander) to the official world premiere lost almost all the chic, stylish, and sometimes even fantastic image of the Mitsubishi XM concept. It is gratifying that the exterior design of the new minivan-like crossover body retained some bright details of the prototype, but the interior of the serial version turned out to be typical, usual and even boring.
In live 7-seater cross-vein with the original name Expander looks very impressive. Especially the designers of the front part of the car, rewarded with a monumental bumper, multilevel light sources and became a business card of modern models Mitsubishi falshradiatron grating with chrome framed in the form of the letter X (X).
The profile of the body and the fodder of the Japanese novelty (rather a minivan than a crossover) is not as expressive as the front part, but there are some bright details. Side doors and rear fenders are decorated with powerful ribs, giving the body a dynamic look, athletic vyshtampovki over the wheel arches add solidity, high, rising to the stern, the window line along with the falling roofline provide the car with a sports profile. The rear part of the body is perhaps the most not noticeable: a compact bumper, a tailgate with an X-shaped vyshtampovkoy, pointed glow lantern lamps.
- The exterior dimensions of the Mitsubishi Expander 2019-2020 are 4475 mm in length, 1750 mm in width, 1700 mm in height, with 2700 mm of wheelbase and 205 mm of ground clearance.
- Depending on the level of equipment, the cross-van is equipped with 15-inch steel or easily alloy wheels with 185 / 65R15 tires or 16-inch alloy wheels with 205 / 55R16 rubber.
The Japanese manufacturer assures that the body of the new Mitsubishi Expander has high rigidity, suspension with optimal settings, and the cargo bay is capable of providing an acceptable useful volume for baggage transportation. On the fact of the same numbers and data yet, but you can appreciate the interior of the model, which, incidentally, causes only a dull smile.
First, from the stylish interior of the concept there is not a trace left. In the salon everything is traditional and modest, you can even say it’s budget. Rectilinear front panel and center console, analog instrument panel with on-board computer color screen, simple steering wheel (plus steering column adjustment for height and depth), modest size color screen multimedia system, climate control unit with large handles, budget finishing materials (hard Plastic, cloth on the chairs). Several freshen up salon combined finish (dark top, light bottom) and decorative inserts of wood on the front panel and door maps.
In the maximum configuration, the new conditionally 7-seater compact cross-van will be pleased with the presence of the keyless keyless system and the Start / Stop button of the engine, the electric drive of all the side windows and rearview mirrors, the Hill Assist Control system, the lighting equipment with the Follow Me Home function (the lights and lights go out 30 seconds after closing the door), a multimedia system with a 6-inch touch-screen color display (music, navigation, rear view camera), 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP.
Secondly, as mentioned above, the 7-seater is only conditional. The compact dimensions of the body do not allow organizing a convenient arrangement for all passengers on three rows. In the first row of seats is enough, in the second there is already a shortage of legroom, but in the third row … in a word, even children are out of stock.
Specifications Mitsubishi Expander 2019-2020 year. At the heart of the model is a budget front-drive platform (front suspension independent with McPherson struts, rear semi-independent – torsion bar), all wheel disc brakes, power steering electric.
Under the bonnet, the four-cylinder petrol engine is a 1.5-liter MIVEC (120 HP 145 Nm) in the company with 5 manual transmissions or 4 automatic transmissions.