The Cross version is considered a variant of the Mitsubishi market factors.
After many years of launch, Xpander is still considered a monument to service vehicles even though at the present time there are many new names with more advantages such as cheaper prices, more optimal operation, more equipment More equipment, higher safety features but still cannot surpass this MPV model.
It can be said that the number of Mitsubishi Xpander appearing on the streets is very large. Maybe that’s why the Cross version was born to help individuals and families have more choices for themselves. First launched in 2020, Cross had special impressions but was not strong enough, so the 2023 version was recently introduced with the aim of doing its job better.
The upgraded version of the Xpander Cross is somewhat bulkier than the regular Xpander, the car has a sturdier design thanks to the front of the car being reshaped in a square trend combined with rounded corners. The car still uses LED lights and fog lights but has an additional bumper to help the car look more classy.
On both sides of the car, the most practical is the set of black plastic panels on both sides extending from the front to the rear of the car, making it taller, more imposing, giving a more suv look while also protecting the car against minor collisions. On the roof of the car are two luggage racks that help increase the ability to carry more luggage if traveling with 7 people and are painted in dark colors to create contrast and this is also the current trend.
The wheels use a new design with an increased size of 17 inches, giving it a sportier, taller look. Thanks to increasing the wheel size, the vehicle’s ground clearance is increased by about 225mm. According to reference parameters, the vehicle can easily pass through flooded areas of about 400mm. This is also a huge plus point to create peace of mind for the driver when accidentally passing through flooded spots or accidentally going on bad and bumpy roads without fear of scraping the chassis.
The overall exterior of the car in each location has been added with many new details to make a difference, mainly the underbody panels to increase the protection and better protect the car if there is an unfortunate collision. The tail has also been refined to give it a more monolithic look compared to the previous generation.
In the previous generation, Mitsubishi Xpander and Xpander Cross did very well in exterior design and reasonable pricing, but the interior still had certain minus points. But on this upgraded version Xpander Cross has overcome those details.
Specifically, the steering wheel has been upgraded to be similar to the one used on two elder car models, Triton and Pajero Sport. This change helps the driver have a better grip, especially when steering and does not feel as heavy as the two seniors.
Next, the central screen is placed prominently to make the car more luxurious and comes with an electronic handbrake to help free up interior space to create spaciousness for users. Similarly, the car is also equipped with heat-reflective leather seats to help the car absorb less heat if parked in the sun for a long time.
Because it’s just an upgrade, most of it doesn’t change too much other than adding some equipment for user experience. Even the engine is still similar to the previous version, but to make a difference, the company has added some equipment that is difficult to see with the naked eye.
The suspension system has been fine-tuned by the company to help the Mitsubishi
Unlike the regular Xpander, the Xpander Cross adds the AYC – Active Yaw Control system, according to the manufacturer, this is a cornering support technology, helping to control the vehicle when cornering, steering sharply, and moving on zigzag roads. , slippery and safer.
Accordingly, the AYC system relies on the vehicle’s acceleration and tilt angle when cornering to calculate and apply automatic braking force to the wheels (in the corner), coordinating with ABS brakes and electronic balance, thereby helping The vehicle has an optimal turning radius, better body control to avoid overturning the vehicle or losing control of the steering wheel.
Personal feeling during operation when intentionally cornering at high speed, the driver feels certain that there will be no wheel slippage or vehicle tossing. This is very beneficial when driving on mountain passes or operating on road surfaces with poor grip. However, remember that these are only support systems in bad cases and can still lead to unwanted problems.
Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2023 is still just an upgrade, so performance seems to have little change compared to the previous generation. The car still has a gentle advantage in the first stations and operates well in the speed range of 80 km/h or less.
From the speed range of 80 to 120km/h, it seems that the Xpander Cross is exhausted because after all, the car is only equipped with a 1.5L engine with a performance of more than 100 horsepower, so it is difficult to ask for more. To be more precise, the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is still a very good car on the street. Even though the size is not too big, the manufacturer still equips a 360 camera to help new drivers feel more confident.
But to be fair, Mitsubishi Xpander has done a very good job in spreading brand awareness that is popular with many service vehicle business customers, so it is not easy for the Xpander Cross version to escape that shadow because of its competitors. For a normal person, these two versions have too many similarities in the overall vehicle, and still do not exude their own qualities.
If you don’t care too much about the above issue, the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross can be considered a cheap car at the present time because it is very practical, suitable for the purpose of transporting the whole family without fear of stuffiness. In addition, the hybrid MPV-SUV design helps the car operate better on bad roads. Because this is a family car, we cannot expect a good driving quality like a low-slung car.
With a price from 698 million VND, of course we have many options, but to have a car that is separate from the majority, the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is still considered a rare choice in the segment with all the necessary elements. for family cars.