It looks like the Mitsubishi Xpander is about to get an update for the 2022 model year.
Aside from what is supposedly the all-new Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi's popular MPV was also spotted in Indonesia with what appears to be a redesigned look. According to Autonetmagz, the photos you see here were taken during an upcoming Xpander commercial.
While the photos might be grainy, we do see some big changes on the Xpander. For starters, it comes with a new set of wheels that feature blade-like spokes. Though it's a bit harder to tell, there are also changes to the front fascia. The headlights appear to have a T-shaped design, while the LED daytime running lights are longer than before.
We don't see much of the grille, but we won't be surprised if it was also revised to match the restyled headlights/DRLs. Last but not least, there appears to be a new rear bumper with vertical cutouts, giving it a sportier look.
Pictures of the interior were not available at the time of posting. However, we can expect it to have some updated features here and there. Some of these may include a new touchscreen infotainment system, redesigned aircon vents, new seat upholstery, and maybe even additional USB charging ports.
Under the hood, the facelifted Xpander will carry over the 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine. Currently, it makes 105 PS with 141 Nm of torque and is available with either a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual gearbox.
With 2021 nearly coming to a close, Mitsubish could close the year with a bang by revealing the facelifted Xpander. Should that be the case, let's hope that Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) introduce the updated MPV by the end of the year or in early 2022