Mitsubishi Xpander Cross: Past vs. present

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross: Past vs. present

It’s no secret that Mitsubishi Philippines gave the Xpander Cross a mild facelift last month. Coming with spruced-up iteration are the host of cosmetic updates that made the country’s best-selling multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) an even more appealing option for Filipino car buyers.


  • What powers the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross?

    The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, both old and new, is powered by the same 1.5-liter engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
  • What is the price range of the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross?

    The new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is priced from P1.328 million to 1.358 million.
  • But how good exactly is the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross compared to the old model? That said, we’re going to pit the past and the present versions of Mitsubishi’s range-topping MPV.


    At a glance, both Mitsubishi Xpander Cross models appear to be of the same size. However, the refreshed version is slightly longer than its predecessor.

    The new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross measures 4,595 millimeters (mm) long, 1,790mm wide, and 1,750mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,775 and a minimum ground clearance of 225mm.

    As for the previous version, it has an overall length of 4,500mm, width of 1,800mm, and  height of 1,750mm. Its wheelbase is 2,775mm and ground clearance, 225mm.

    Notable changes to the MPV’s fore include the new black honeycomb grille, the T-shaped LED headlamps, and the new front fog lamps. To its side are new 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels, blacked-out wheel arches, and new claddings with chrome trims. The rear also mimics the newly-designed faux skid plates found at the MPV’s front end.

    New Mitsubishi Xpander CrossNew Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

    Retained were the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross’ iconic Dynamic Shield front fascia, its chrome side mirrors, and its aggressive-looking L-shaped taillamps.

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    Overall, the exterior of the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross looks more modern.


    Inside, the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross echoes the contemporary look of its exterior. Interior appointments include a four-spoke multi-functional leather steering wheel, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a center console similar to the Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

    New Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

    As for the old Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, it had a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, a similarly-sized infotainment unit, and a center console that had plenty of analog knobs.

    Xpander Cross

    In general, we love the interior of the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross. Thanks to its mix of blue leather, gloss black appliques, and hard plastic appointments, it exudes a more elegant vibe compared to the old model.


    Powering the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. On paper, this setup makes 103 horsepower and 141Nm of torque.

    New Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

    This powertrain system is a carryover from the nameplate's old version.


    In terms of safety, the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross comes with a suite of airbags and seatbelts, active stability control, active traction control, active yaw control, hill start assist, ISOFIX tethers, and a reverse camera.

    Likewise, the old MPV is fitted with similar safety features including an anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, and an emergency stop signal.


    While the upgrades that were given to the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross are mainly cosmetic, it still received minor mechanical updates like a sport utility vehicle-like suspension system.

    On that note, the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross further cements the nameplate’s position in the local MPV segment.

    New Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

    The new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is priced from P1.328 million to P1.358 million.

    For a more detailed review of Mitsubishi’s latest MPV offering, check out this video from Carmudi Philippines Managing Editor Ruben Manahan IV.

    Photos from Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation, Ruben Manahan IV

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