WITH summer just around the corner and road trips in the horizon, the all-new Mitsubishi Xpander comes to Cebu at an opportune time with its exceptional fuel efficiency, spacious interiors and comprehensive set of safety features.
The latest model of Mitsubishi’s well-favored multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) makes a fantastic comeback with an updated look and noteworthy features that make this vehicle appropriate for Cebuanos who love to travel with family and big groups. Apart from that, let’s find out what makes the Xpander click in Cebu.
1. Looks good in an evolving metropolis
With Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield Design, the Xpander is strapping at a glance, with a strong fascia and set of headlamps. The stylish Xpander fits perfectly in Cebu, a metropolis that’s not just going through an urban transformation with handsome new buildings, but is positioning itself as a regional design capital. However, this MPV’s strengths are far more than just in its looks.
2. Perfect for Cebu’s traffic
With a 22.9 kilometers-per-liter gas consumption ratio, the Xpander is no gas guzzler, hence it was awarded Best-in-Class based on Fuel Eco Run by the Automobile Association of the Philippines. Behind this outstanding fuel efficiency is a 1.5 liter DOHC engine with the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) System. All this translates to significant fuel savings amid the heavy congestion that has become more common in Cebu’s streets.
3. Comfy rides for tightly knit groups
The Xpander has a seven-passenger capacity, so big families or the barkada can fit comfortably, whether it’s a quick drive to the mall or a road trip down the beautiful south. The 2,840 mm of interior space makes sure there’s room for everybody, and the flat-folding seats enable bulky items like luggage or even bikes to fit.
4. Takes on road challenges
The Xpander is designed to take on tough challenges, particularly the kind that drivers encounter in Cebu, from reckless drivers to poor road conditions. That means you can create memories and go on adventures with ease of mind as everyone can count on a safe journey with the Xpander’s safety features: dual SRS airbags, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Active Stability Control (ASC), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), and the Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) Body, which protects the passengers from impact during collisions.
5. Designed for the wet season
You might not feel it now that the El Niño has descended on Cebu, but wait till the rains arrive. And it is during rainy season that MPVs like the Xpander stand tall above other vehicles. When navigating shallow waters, the Xpander can easily traverse a flooded street with its 205 mm ground clearance.
6. More choices for a diverse community
Cebu embraces diversity. And it’s just fitting that the Xpander is available in five colors: Sterling Silver Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Titanium Gray, Quartz White Pearl, and Red Metallic. Variants are the GLX MT, GLX Plus AT, GLS AT, GLS Sport AT (with 4-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission). And the price range is perfect for money-smart Cebuanos: from an affordable P1 million to a reasonable P1.175 million. The choice is yours. (Christian B. Quilo)