Image: Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023
First launched in 2017, starting from Indonesia and then spreading to 70 countries and territories around the globe. By 2021, global sales have reached 100,000 vehicles per year, accounting for 11.9% of sales and being the top 3 best-selling models of the company.
In the Vietnam market, this model has maintained the top 1 position in the MPV segment for 4 years since its launch. Cumulative sales so far have reached more than 65,000 vehicles, equivalent to 1,500 units per month. Particularly in 2022, there are 4 months of domestic sales exceeding 2,000 cars/month and participating in the top 3 best-selling cars of the year, and winning many prestigious awards, such as "Car of 2022" in the MPV segment - by VnExpress newspaper. awarded and "Department car 2022 for drivers" - voted by CCA.
Image: Side view of Mitsubishi Xpander Cross
All the above statistics are from Mitsubishi Xpander - a name that is no longer strange to domestic consumers. So what factors contribute to such a stable performance of Mitsubishi Xpander in the Vietnamese market and more broadly the international market? - You can immediately look at the mid-life upgrade of the Xpander Cross 2023 version that was revealed today to get the clearest answer and see this as a formidable opponent with all-around power.
Image: Front of Xpander Cross
The most visible change on this facelift version of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 is that the overall length has increased by 95mm to 4,595mm - equivalent to the current Xpander - becoming the longest model in the MPV 7 segment. cheap place. Meanwhile, the wheelbase as well as the ground clearance remain at 2,775mm and 225mm.
Image: Xpander Cross
Next, similar to the update launched not long ago brother Xpander, the design of Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 has also been upgraded with a new T-Shape full LED lighting system both in the front as well as in the front. behind; increase the aesthetics and enhance the identity of the vehicle.
The entire front and rear bumpers; fog light area; wheel cavity panels and side skirts have also been redesigned to be more streamlined, contributing to the appearance of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 becoming more solid, muscular, and stronger.
The "bright spot" present in the body of the car must include the new design legs: Although it still owns a 17-inch size, the wheels have been updated with a 5-spoke double-spoke design with straight lines. brings a modern and aggressive atmosphere to the car.
Image: Xpander Cross steering wheel
Along with that, the upper roof rack has also been changed to black paint, to synchronize with the new two-tone design of the all-new two-tone black orange version.
Image: Behind the Xpander Cross
And yet, users will be completely surprised by a 7-seat MPV model priced at 700 million that is equipped with a 360-degree panoramic camera system including 2 cams mounted on both sides of the mirror and 2 other cams mounted on the grid. the front radiator as well as the rear trunk door. This segment-leading safety equipment is an extremely valuable and practical upgrade.
Image: Xpander Cross
Looking at the overall exterior design, Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 will give users a sense of certainty and bunker. The level of perfection of each detail has significantly improved, noticeably sharper than its predecessor.
Image: Close-up of the Xpander Cross steering wheel
Stepping into the interior, users may be overwhelmed by the high-class atmosphere that Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 brings: the Horizontal Axis design language helps the cabin become neater, more scientific, and also more advanced. In particular, the car not only stops at "visual" but also convinces users with the "feel" of touch.
Specifically, the interior of the Xpander Cross 2023 is wrapped in two-tone leather: black and navy blue with eye-catching stitching. The seats use materials that reduce heat absorption - very useful when parking for a long time in the sun. Panels on the dashboard and door panels use glossy black and matte black carbon fiber imitation materials, making the finishing quality of the cabin far superior to the common ground of MPV models of the same price range.
Hình ảnh: Đồng hồ Xpander Cross
The steering wheel of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 is "reworked" from the two seniors Pajero Sport and Triton - famous offroad models - helping to bring the feeling of a compact, solid steering wheel to the driver.
Image: Xpander Cross screen
The parameter meter behind the steering wheel has also been upgraded by Mitsubishi to an 8-inch screen, with many different display interfaces to help car owners monitor operating information most intuitively and conveniently.
In the center of the dashboard, the central screen system has been upgraded in size from 7 inches to 9 inches and still integrates Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity standards. Along with that, standard Type-C, USB, and 12V charging ports have also been fully equipped for all three rows of seats to ensure convenience for all passengers on board.
And one more convenient piece of equipment that cannot be ignored, is, the electronic handbrake system along with the Auto Hold automatic brake hold mode is also present on this update of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross.
The automatic air conditioning system has also been upgraded with a digital adjustment mechanism instead of a knob. In particular, the Max Cool mode button has also been added - like the new Mitsubishi Xpander - to help passengers adjust the air conditioner quickly and conveniently on hot summer days.
Along with that, Mitsubishi has been very listening and knows how to please consumers when adding the Xpander Cross 2023 a central armrest and up to 45 storage compartments arranged everywhere around the interior compartment, increasing convenience. for the passengers.
Still, the Mivec 1.5L engine block combined with a 4-speed automatic transmission under the bonnet, for a capacity of 104 hp and 141 Nm of torque; but Mitsubishi has added many things to make the performance of the Xpander Cross 2023 more outstanding than the previous generation.
First of all, the suspension system, including a larger diameter fork, helps to increase the ability to suppress vibrations when the vehicle crosses bad terrain or reduce horizontal shake - increasing the stability of the body frame when Into the corner. This is paramount for a car with a slightly high ground clearance like the Xpander Cross.
Next is the "secret weapon" first introduced to the Vietnamese market by the company - AYC feature - Active Yaw Control: This active cornering control system will record the steering angle and rotational speed of each wheel. vehicle to recognize when the vehicle is likely to roll and slide out of the desired motion trajectory.
From there, the system will apply the brakes to brake the front wheel inside the corner and increase the traction force for the vehicle, leading to minimizing the loss of friction and returning the vehicle to the optimal cornering trajectory. According to the manufacturer, AYC is capable of interfering up to 1,000 times/second; make sure the car is difficult to be thrown around the corner and it will overturn or "curl the corner" causing an accident.
In addition, Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 also owns other operational utility upgrades, such as an automatic lighting system that can adjust the projection angle; or the wiper system has also been equipped with automatic sensors.
Thus, Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 is still a model aimed at family users who need a spacious space of 7 people, equipped with increasingly advanced utilities, beautiful design, and a high level of finishing; while retaining strengths such as durability, economy, and versatile operation.
With this upgrade, it can be seen that Mitsubishi Xpander in general, and Xpander Cross, in particular, is still an optimal choice, the most comprehensive in the segment, and deserves the top 1 best-selling MPV position. Not only because this is a model that outperforms its competitors, but also because it has surpassed itself, and upgraded to become better than its predecessor.