The Mitsubishi Xpander is proof we’re in the era of modern MPVs

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by Drei Laurel | Apr 10, 2020

Let’s be honest: MPVs are all about utility. These vehicles’ main focus is to get as many people around in as comfortable a manner, while staying within a workable budget. As straightforward as that formula sounds, though, it doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for refinement.

Take the Mitsubishi Xpander, for example. It rides at a relatively high 205mm, can seat up to seven individuals, comes with ceiling-mounted A/C vents, and has a rugged exterior design—arguably the most rugged in the entire segment ,if we’re being honest. Oh, and it runs on a dependable 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of 103hp and 141Nm of torque.

Sounds practical, yes? But no-frills? Not at all. At the same time, it’s pretty stable, eye-catching, and makes up for an interior full of hard plastics with a thoughtful and practical cabin design. It also comes with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a push-to-start ignition if you go for the top-of-the-line GLS variant.

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