Bangkok 2024: Mitsubishi Xpander HEV facelift – Honda e:HEV-style hybrid with 116 PS, 255 Nm e-motor


Bangkok 2024: Mitsubishi Xpander HEV facelift – Honda e:HEV-style hybrid with 116 PS, 255 Nm e-motor

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross HEV

The Mitsubishi Xpander has been round for some time, however in February, the MPV obtained a new hybrid electrical automobile (HEV) possibility in Thailand. This model made its first public debut on the 2024 Bangkok Worldwide Motor Present (BIMS) and we obtained a more in-depth take a look at it – each in normal and Xpander Cross types.

Clearly, the most important change is below the bonnet, the place you’ll discover an electrical motor that does the heavy lifting in powering the automotive. It produces 116 PS and 255 Nm of torque and is juiced by a lithium-ion battery and an Atkinson-cycle model of the 1.6 litre 4A92 MIVEC naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine. The latter produces 95 PS at 5,100 rpm and 134 Nm at 4,500 rpm.

Mitsubishi’s new e:Movement hybrid system works in a similar way to Honda’s e:HEV system. More often than not, the automotive is pushed by the electrical motor, with the engine solely serving to generate electrical energy. At increased speeds, the engine can clutch in to energy the automotive extra effectively, aiding the electrical motor.

Bangkok 2024: Mitsubishi Xpander HEV facelift – Honda e:HEV-style hybrid with 116 PS, 255 Nm e-motor

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross HEV

This, along with Mitsubishi’s first ever electrical water pump, permits for a claimed 10% discount in gas consumption (on the NEDC cycle) in comparison with the petrol mannequin, rising as much as 34% in metropolis driving.

To be able to maximise the hybrid system’s effectiveness, the Xpander HEV options three drive modes, together with a standard mode, a cost mode that presumably engages the engine extra to maintain the battery topped up, in addition to a full-electric mode.

There are 4 further drive modes for particular situations – Moist, Gravel, Tarmac and Mud. The automotive additionally options Mitsubishi’s famed Lively Yaw Management (AYC) torque vectoring, though in contrast to the trick differential of Lancer Evolutions of outdated, this one features by braking the wheel with the least grip.

Mitsubishi Xpander HEV

Based mostly on the facelifted Xpander, the HEV mannequin continues to function that automotive’s up to date seems, together with new T-shaped decrease headlights, a extra intricate Dynamic Defend grille design and a beefier skid plate. On the rear, the T graphic is repeated within the redesigned taillights, whereas the rear bumper is all new with vertical reflectors and a wider skid plate. There’s additionally a brand new turbine design for the 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels.

The HEV will also be had as an Xpander Cross, replete with numerous black physique cladding, chunky entrance and rear skid plates, roof rails and distinctive two-tone alloys. Each HEV fashions are differentiated by means of the HEV badges on the entrance and rear, a Hybrid EV badge on the entrance doorways and blue accents on the vanguard of the entrance bumper and the wheels.

Inside, the HEV advantages from a brand new eight-inch digital instrument show, a three-spoke steering wheel from the brand new third-generation Triton, a stubby digital gear selector and an digital parking brake with auto brake maintain.

Bangkok 2024: Mitsubishi Xpander HEV facelift – Honda e:HEV-style hybrid with 116 PS, 255 Nm e-motor

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross HEV

That is paired with the enhancements launched with the facelift, together with a brand new horizontal dashboard design, a freestanding nine-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and digital air-con controls (nonetheless single-zone). Each the Xpander and Xpander Cross include two-tone interiors, with the accent color being brown and blue respectively.

As earlier than, the Xpander HEV is a seven-seater, outfitted with artificial leather-based upholstery with warmth rejection know-how, entrance and third-row 12-volt sockets and second-row USB-A and USB-C ports. The hybrid drive battery is situated below the entrance seats, so passenger and baggage room needs to be equivalent to the usual Xpander.

Mitsubishi Xpander HEV

Different bits of normal package embrace keyless entry, push-button begin, tilt and telescopic steering adjustment, auto lights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and 6 audio system. Sadly, you continue to solely get two airbags and stability management, and the Xpander nonetheless can’t be had with driver assists comparable to autonomous emergency braking.

Costs for the Xpander HEV are 933,000 baht (RM121,100) for the usual mannequin and 961,000 baht (RM124,700) for the Xpander Cross HEV. These symbolize will increase of 21,000 baht (RM2,700) and 15,000 baht (RM1,900) respectively over the equal Xpander GT and Xpander Cross petrol fashions.

GALLERY: Mitsubishi Xpander HEV at BIMS 2024

GALLERY: Mitsubishi Xpander Cross HEV at BIMS 2024

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