Planning to see the all-new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross at the Palm Drive Activity Center in Glorietta 2? We have some bad news for you as the automaker has canceled the mall display.

Scheduled to be on display starting today until March 15, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) decided to cancel it altogether due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. MMPC added that they regard the safety of their customers and the general public with utmost importance.

Originally, the company was set to reveal the new seven-seater in a grand launching event in the said mall. But after the Department of Health (DOH) declared a State of Public Health Emergency last March 9 due to the spread of COVID-19, they decided to cancel the launch event itself. It was then followed by the aforementioned cancellation of the Xpander Cross’ mall display.

Mitsubishi PH cancels Xpander Cross mall display due to COVID-19 image

Launched by MMPC yesterday, the Xpander Cross replaces the GLS Sport as the nameplate’s newest top-of-the-line variant. It’s longer and taller than a typical Xpander, and has better ground clearance at 225mm (+20mm than standard).

It’s also equipped with additional features like LED headlights and foglights, new-design 17-inch alloy wheels, wheel arch moldings and side body garnish, functional roof rails. The interior gets a bit of an upgrade as well courtesy of new two-tone leather seats, and black-brown accents on the dashboard.

Under the hood, the Xpander Cross is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with MIVEC. Like the standard MPV, the Xpander Cross puts ourt 105 PS and 141 Nm of torque. The sole transmission option for the Xpander Cross is a four-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the suspension has been upgraded in order for the seven-seater to traverse challenging terrains.

The 2020 Xpander Cross is already on sale with a retail price of PhP 1,255,000.