Xpander is a multifunctional vehicle. But the latest rumors are about something else. 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander may be on its way to US dealerships – as an SUV! Well, this is just speculation and there are no sources that confirm it.
First of all, Mitsubishi is not a big player in the US market. On the other hand, the Japanese manufacturer wants to expand. There are several options after the huge success of Outlander. Now it’s time to test the midsize SUV class. 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander is just one of many rumors about it. But let’s see what we know about MPV.
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2023 Mitsubishi Xpander New model, common platform with Nissan Livina
Mitsubishi has entered into a partnership with another Japanese auto giant. The Nissan Livina is a vintage MPV that was introduced in 2007. The second generation replaced it in 2019 and Mitsubishi launched a new car at the same time. The Livina is not a non-American sister to the Nissan Quest, North America’s very own minivan. Well, it’s been around since 2016. The MPV isn’t very popular in the world’s largest market and is losing the battle to SUVs.
That is why we are confident that the 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander will not become a minibus. On the other hand, the automaker needs to upgrade the lineup. Outlander did a great job and became a very popular compact crossover. However, Mitsubishi lacks coverage which is why many buyers are looking elsewhere. Compared to the competition, the Outlander is technically no worse option. But when it comes to maintenance, it can become a problem if you don’t have dealers near you.
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Measures
Determining the make of the 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander is the key to the discussion. The company is serious but there are rumors and other options as well. A larger SUV is likely to appear from Europe and Asia – the famous Pajero. It will be a battle between the legendary name in the new market, against the completely new model.
The Outlander is a compact crossover and the second most popular segment on the market is the mid-size SUV segment. So it is likely that Mitsubishi will decide to go in that direction. However, the competition is also the toughest. The company is said to get expertise from abroad, with Pajero being one of the most popular models.
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander specifications
It would be surprising to see what lies under the hood of the 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander. The mid-size SUV needs something bigger than the models in the US. Outlander is powered by a four bowl mill. The Xpander MPV is powered by a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder. There are a few interesting V6 options an SUV could use, such as 3.0, 3.5 or even 3.8 liters.
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Moreover, the Xpander could be a hybrid SUV. Once again, Outlander has opened up the world to the rest of Mitsubishi’s PHEV configuration. In addition, cooperation with Nissan could lead to electric SUVs. And finally, the car can come out with a different name, or even with the name MPV.
2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Release Date
We’ll have to be patient with company updates. But time is running out, and many other mid-size SUVs are already taking a slice of the pie. Some notable models include Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, and Chevy Traverse. The minivan category is not crowded with a few vehicles still available in the dying segment.