Yesterday, Mitsubishi officially revealed the 2022 Xpander. Not only did the MPV receive an updated look inside and out, but Mitsubishi also replaced the four-speed automatic with a CVT, upgraded its suspension to deliver better riding comfort, and added extra ride height.
But some of you might be wondering, will the Xpander Cross be receiving an update as well? According to Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia, it already has.
Also making its official reveal in Indonesia is the 2022 Xpander Cross. But unlike the standard MPV, which received a noticeable facelift, this particular model looks the same as before. Because rather than changing up the exterior, the automaker focused on improving the Cross' cabin.
Like the facelift Xpander, it comes with a new dashboard that features straight lines and rectangular air vents. Instead of a beige interior, the Xpander Cross has a black-blue theme that can be seen on the door panels, front and rear armrests, and dashboard panel. The leather seats also get the black-blue finish but come with a Heat Guard to protect them from the heat.
Other changes to the 2022 Xpander Cross include an electronic parking brake (EPB) with auto-hold, a new LCD for the automatic climate control, a second-row armrest with integrated cupholders, USB charging ports for the rear passengers, and a larger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Under the hood, the Xpander Cross continues to be powered by a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four. However, the four-speed automatic has been replaced with a new CVT. Mitsubishi says the new transmission will help deliver a smoother and more refined driving experience.
The 2022 Xpander Cross, along with the standard Xpander, will be made available first in Indonesia, with other ASEAN markets to follow suit. Hopefully, both versions of the MPV will make their way to the Philippines early next year.