A few weeks ago, (grainy) images of what appeared to be the facelifted Mitsubishi Xpander made their way to the internet. While we weren't able to get a clear view, the MPV does look like it received some changes.
At the time, Mitsubishi did not release any statement whether the supposed leaks were, in fact, the updated Xpander. But it appears the automaker has decided to make it official.
Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia recently posted a teaser image of the refreshed MPV with the caption 'Ride The Life Adventure'. Despite the picture displaying only a portion of the front end, it's clear that this is the facelifted Xpander.
If we compare the leaked photos to the teaser image Mitsubishi posted, there are some similarities. For starters, both have the same T-shaped headlight design. There's also the longer LED daytime running lights and the slightly larger front grille.
Mitsubishi did not provide images of the Xpander's rear end. But based on what we saw from before, it gets a subtle update that consists of a new bumper with vertical outlets. The taillights appear to be the same, but we won't be surprised if Mitsubishi made some tweaks for the 2022 model.
Under the hood, we can expect the Xpander to continue using a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four. It currently puts out 105 PS with 141 Nm of torque and can be mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission.
Mitsubishi has yet to reveal when they are going to debut the 2022 Xpander. But since they have already released a teaser image, this suggests that a public launch could just be around the corner. Should it be revealed in Indonesia before 2021 ends, we're hoping to get the facelifted MPV sometime early next year.