AutoIndustriya.com / AutoIndustriya.com | April 13, 2018 14:18
Xpander is a hit for Mitsubishi in the Philippines, first releases to start in May
If you're wondering how the Mitsubishi Xpander is performing on the sales charts, unsurprisingly it's doing very well.
The Xpander is fast becoming a very successful model for Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, garnering over 2000 orders since they announced the opening of the order books earlier this year. The market response to the Xpander shows the great demand for seven seat models in the Philippine auto market.
Despite the great interest in the vehicle, no units of the Xpander have yet been released due in large part to the great demand for the Xpander in Indonesia, where it was developed and made by Mitsubishi Krama Yudha in Bekasi. Since it was launched at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in 2017, domestic sales for the Xpander have now exceeded 60,000 units. The reception for the Xpander was so good in Indonesia that it was awarded as the car of the year there.
With a 160,000 unit capacity per year split over a few models (including the Pajero Sport/Montero Sport), the Mitsubishi Motors factory in Indonesia will also have to export models for Thailand and for the Philippines.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines wants to start releasing Xpander units to customers starting in May which, by all indications, the supply of units from Mitsubishi's factory in Indonesia is expected to have stabilized.