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GIIAS 2016: Mitsubishi XM Concept makes global debut

GIIAS 2016: Mitsubishi XM Concept makes global debut image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Mitsubishi | posted August 15, 2016 11:29

Mitsubishi reveals details of upcoming MPV-Crossover hybrid

Mitsubishi will soon be rolling out a new production MPV after the automaker unveiled the XM MPV-Crossover concept several weeks ago. Officially revealed at the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS), the automaker sheds light on new details of the concept, along with its interior design.

From the name itself, the XM concept combines the functionality of a crossover and the cabin space of a MPV. Mitsubishi also stated that the XM concept is relatively wider than most MPVs to provide better interior space for all seven occupants. The concept vehicle also features a higher ride height compared to other MPVs.

The rear quarter of the Mitsubishi XM concept

In terms of design, the front fascia is dominated by Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield Design, along with aggressive headlights, black grill and large foglights. The rear, on the other hand features L-shaped LED taillights, a distinct tailgate and a roof-mounted spoiler.

Inside, the XM concept features a predominantly white interior that is contrasted by splashes of metal accents and black-gray cabin trim. Also seen inside the XM concept are the following: touchscreen infotainment system, 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control, digital instrumental panel and the glass roof.

Inside the 2016 Mitsubishi XM concept

Mitsubishi did not reveal its powertrain but they did say that it has generous ground clearance and underguard protection. This will allow the XM concept to tackle unpaved roads and the harsh elements added Mitsubishi.

The white seats and glass roof inside the 2016 Mitsubishi XM concept

The production version of the XM concept is expected to arrive sometime in late 2017.