www.autofun.co.th—The Mitsubishi Xpander[Mitsubishi Xpander ราคา] is a seven-seater compact MPV designed and manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors in Indonesia. there is plenty of space for luggage on board. It offers a number of features in all variants, making it competitive in the MPV segment. The Mitsubishi Xpander is powered by a 1499 cc mill that produces a maximum power of 103 hp. It is available in six different colours – Red Metallic, Diamond Black Mica, Titanium Grey Metallic, Dark Bronze Metallic, Quartz White Pearl and Sterling Silver Metallic. The following are the pros and cons of the Mitsubishi Xpander.
Pros of the Mitsubishi Xpander:
- Largest size in its class: the Mitsubishi Xpander is the largest in its class. It is up to 28.5 cm long and 9 cm wider than the Toyota Avanza. Measurement is also a plus for this vehicle. It looks bigger than other MPVs, which show more personal and luggage can be put in the storage compartment. With 205mm of ground clearance and a weight of 1780kg, it is suitable for city driving and for rural driving.
- Cool, comfortable seats: the seats are semi-doored, thick and soft, unlike the flat or thin Mobolio seats of mainstream MPVs. Again, you have plenty of room to move around in the first two seats. In the second row, you’ll feel how much head and legroom is available.
- Sport suspension: stable but stays comfortable, hardens when the road is flat, as well as being padded on uneven roads. In addition, it helps to separate you and your vehicle from the road at high speeds. The suspension helps to make your driving experience even smoother.
- Spacious cabin and luxurious interior: With its largest dimensions, the Expander has the most spacious cabin. Even the second row of seats can slide to either side. The interior is luxurious, with a modern dashboard design that gives the impression of spaciousness. It is also supported by a luxurious touchscreen console.
- good fuel consumption: FWD (front-wheel drive) cars are theoretically more efficient than RWD (rear-wheel drive) cars like the Avanza, as many RWD components have no power transfer.
- Better driving performance in bad weather: The Mitsubishi Xpander with front-wheel drive is better suited to difficult terrain and adverse weather conditions. This is because in rear-wheel drive, it is the rear wheels that propel the car forward. With front-wheel drive, the front wheels pull the vehicle forward, which is much easier. As the drive axle is located on top of the front, it adds weight and the heavy duty front design helps them to get a better grip.
- A pleasing exterior design: for fans of dynamic shielding design without a mainstream light layout, the Mitsubishi Xpander is the one for you.
- Safety is good enough: the Mitsubishi Xpander is equipped with dual SRS (Supplementary Restraint System) airbags, an additional safety measure designed to provide protection over and above that offered by seat belts in the event of an accident.
- High range: The Mitsubishi Xpander can travel longer distances because it is front-wheel drive and therefore lighter than rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The axle assembly and transmission are not separated, saving weight in addition to a simpler design and fewer parts.
- Bluetooth phone steering switch: instead of jamming a song on the radio, your phone starts ringing. You don’t need to search for your phone, just press the button to switch stations and answer calls using the newly installed steering wheel controls.
Cons of the Mitsubishi Xpander
- Front-wheel drive: Although front-wheel drive is cheaper to manufacture, it is expensive to maintain. It is also difficult to handle torque steer in front-wheel drive cars with high power drive.
- has a 4-speed automatic transmission: when you reach a certain speed, the automatic transmission shifts gears. The Xpander uses a 4-speed, although there is a temporary 5-speed automatic transmission with an extra gear.
- Handling problems and speed limits: you won’t find sports cars or any car travelling at speed with front wheel drive.
- Expensive: the top version of the Xpander is unaffordable for low income earners due to its price.
- Official Mitsubishi workshop network: Mitsubishi’s network and dealers are not as well known as Toyota’s.
- Has an old-fashioned powertrain: engine performance is very similar to that of the engine that powered the old Lancer in 2003, an older engine with lower capacity.
- Use of mid-range technology: dual-zone air conditioning is manual, the start engine button is not impressive and the screen display needs work.
- Inappropriate seven-seat design: the Xpander follows the design of a seven-seat crossover MPV. Surprisingly, its figures are almost identical to those of the 5-seater Toyota Vios.
- More fragile: the Xpander, being front-wheel drive, is fragile due to the isokinetic universal joints and half-shafts.
- the highest type is automatic: for manual car lovers you are not in luck, as for the highest type of Xpander it is only automatic.