It’s exceedingly hot under the noonday sun, out here surrounded by towering stacks of shipping containers at Mitsubishi Motors PH’s new stockyard. In the six years since the Japanese automaker moved into its new South Luzon production facility, it has expanded quite a bit. Behind the new stamping plant, hidden behind rows and rows of brand-new G4 sedans, down streets that wind around and between warehouses and utility sheds, the company’s latest addition provides a discreet location in which to shoot today’s subject.
While we’d much rather be doing this on a winding mountain road, Mitsubishi is eager to keep its new car under wraps until the official introduction. A valid concern, given the car has been eliciting sidelong glances and excited questions since the tarp came off inside the factory this morning. Because there is nothing on the road quite like the Xpander Cross, Mitsubishi’s all-new seven-seat crossover-MPV.