The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross gets a blacked-out exterior for a stealthy look

If Batman had to stick to a budget
by Drei Laurel | 4 days ago
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Hey, MPVs can look cool, too—at least relative to a car buyer’s budget. One surefire way to give the family auto a sleeker vibe? Give it the blacked-out treatment.

In Indonesia, Mitsubishi has done exactly this. The Japanese carmaker has given its hot-selling seven-seaters, the Xpander and Xpander Cross, darker appearances courtesy of a new Black Edition releases.

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Frankly, the stealthier appearance really suits the vehicles. The choice of color plays nicely with their beefy front-ends and sharp angles to provide a more subdued vibe. The wheels are blacked-out, and the same goes for the side mirror housings, grille, roof rails, and roof rails. We can imagine Batman wouldn’t mind checking these out at a dealership if Wayne Enterprises ever fell on hard times.

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The theme carries over to the interior, too. You’ll find black leather and dark soft-touch material, and in the entertainment department, Black Edition units get a new Rockford Fosgate speaker setup paired with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

No enhancements under the hood, though. These still come equipped with the standard 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of 104hp and 141Nm of torque.

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The Mitsubishi Xpander and Xpander Cross Black Editions start at 273,900,000 Indonesian rupiah (P920,000) and 312,650,000  (around P1 million), respectively. If you’re looking to stand out even just a bit from standard MPV fare, this might be worth it. Would you like to see this darker appearance made available in the Philippine market as well?

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