First previewed as the XM Concept, Mitsubishi’s new seven-seat MPV is an answer for the likes of Honda BR-V, Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Avanza and will make its global debut at Indonesian Motor Show on 10th August 2017.
The yet-to-be-named Mitsubishi (rumored to be called as Expander) also has sufficient ground clearance to tackle poor road conditions to make it an alternative to the Honda BR-V.
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Mitsubishi says its latest model has class-leading dimensions including 4,475mm length, 1,750mm width, 1,700mm height and 205mm ground clearance. The BR-V’s dimensions are 4,453mm, 1,735mm, 1,666mm and 201mm accordingly.
Mitsubishi says there will be a 1.5-litre petrol engine with MIVEC variable valve-timing control, although it hasn’t revealed any power or torque figures yet. The rival BR-V is powered by 117hp 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to CVT transmission.
Although the new Mitsubishi seven-seater has been aimed primarily for Indonesia where it will be made, however since Mitsubishi is now tied-up with Nissan, it’s likely that the latter brand will get its own version to be sold in various markets as a Nissan executive once told a group of Asia-Pacific journalists of this plan which would help boost economies of scale for both brands.
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