CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- After Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) announced the upcoming launching of the all-new XPander for the local market, its authorized dealer in the region---Carworld Inc. on Tuesday then gave the public the chance to take a first look at the latest crossover-MPV.
During the VIP Preview of the new model, Carworld Inc. President Paul Laus noted that the much-awaited sneak peak is one way to commence the year with great excitement.
“When I heard that MMPC will be launching the all-new Mitsubishi XPander, I was very happy and ecstatic, simply because I know our customers will enjoy another good product coming from the trusted automotive brand,” he said.
“The XPander has gained tremendous success particularly in Thailand during its launching, and it’s still gaining success up to now. This is because of three reasons: the look is good, the drive is exceptional, and the price is excellent,” he added.
He added that the company is very privileged to be one of the select Mitsubishi dealerships nationwide to get a preview of the new “talk of the town”.
MMPC Vehicle Sales Department Jose E. Zaulda Jr., for his part, shared some advance information on the XPander.
Speaking with over a hundred guests consisting of loyal Carworld customers, bank partners and interested buyers, the executive relayed that the all-new XPander reflects Mitsubishi’s desire to expand and enrich people’s perspectives, activities, and lives.
He furthered that the new generation crossover MPV combines a tough and dynamic exterior based on the Montero Sport, with a spacious cabin and utility.
Moreover, he said that the latest 7-seater unit boasts of five unique selling points: Crossover design, roominess, comfort, safety, and “Omotenashi,” which means Japanese hospitality and quality that meet customers’ needs.
Zaulda then announced that all-new XPander will be available in four variants namely GLX M/T, GLX Plus A/T, GLS A/AT, and GLS Sport A/T in five exciting colors: Sterling Silver Metallic, Diamond Balck Mica, Titanium Gray, Quartz White Pearl, and Red Metallic.
He disclosed that while its official launch date has yet to be announced, customers can now make a reservation.
Vicente Galang, a loyal Carworld customer, said that he was really wowed upon seeing the unit.
“It’s beautiful and sexy, and I’m sure my wife will love it. I just bought two Monteros last year, and I think I’ll have to add this to my collection of Mitsubishi cars once available,” he shared.
“I have been a Mitsubishi car owner for so many years now and I can proudly say that it’s really efficient and roadworthy,” he added.
Engr. Marni Castro, a car enthusiast, also shared the same delight after getting a first look at the all-new XPander. But more than its aesthetics, he noted that what really caught his attention was its fuel efficiency and engine performance.
“The 11 kilometer per liter fuel efficiency is really an advantage. For me, it’s one of the unit’s pluses aside from its dynamic design and functionality,” he said.