Here’s a small comparison between India-bound Mitsubishi XPander Cross and Suzuki XL7.
The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi introduced several products in India, but all the vehicles failed to grab a good market share because of their weak dealership network and poor aftersales. Right now, the automaker is not offering any BS6-compliant product in the market. Recent reports suggest that the automaker has plans to resume their operations in India. They have plans to launch an all-new MPV in our market named as Xpander and it has been spied several times while getting tested. Here’s a recent YouTube video, which shows a comparison between Mitsubishi Xpander and Suzuki XL7, which is the 7-seat version of the Maruti XL6 that is sold in the Indian market.
This video has been uploaded by a YouTube channel named as AutoDeal.com.ph. Suzuki XL6 is retailed in the Indian market via Nexa dealership network, and the Suzuki XL7 is the 7-seater version of the XL6, which is sold in the international markets. The Mitsubishi Xpander you see here is the Cross version of the MPV. The Xpander Cross is the beefed-up version of the regular Xpander MPV, which was snapped while testing in India. It offers rugged-looking cladding, bigger wheels and extra ground clearance than the regular model. Dimensionally, Mitsubishi Xpander and Xpander Cross are the same. As compared to Xpander Cross, the Suzuki XL7 gets smaller wheels and less ground clearance.
Other than this, both cars have more or less similar kind of road presence. As the automaker has plans to introduce the Xpander in our market, so today we’ll talk about the Mitsubishi SUV here. If the regular version of Xpander will launch in India, then it’ll rival with the likes of Maruti Ertiga. Moreover, it is not a new product by the carmaker as the MPV is already being sold in other foreign markets. Talking about Xpander Cross, it comes loaded with features like a multi-function steering wheel with tilt and telescopic function, cruise control, touchscreen infotainment screen and much more. Like XL7, the Mitsubishi MPV will derive power from a 1.5-litre NA, gasoline mill.