Mitsubishi is back in the crossover game with the all-new Xforce, starts at PHP 1.367M

It’s been a while since we saw the three-diamond emblem in the crossover segment. Mitsubishi is currently known for its Xpander MPV, Triton pickup, Montero Sport SUV, and the Mirage G4 sedan. Now they’re adding a new name to their lineup with the all-new Mitsubishi Xforce. 

Riding on the Xpander platform, the Xforce is sized well against its competitors. It’s bigger than the Toyota Yaris Cross, and still a tad larger than the already sizable Honda HR-V. It measures 4,390mm long, 1,810mm wide, 1,660mm tall, has a wheelbase of 2,650mm and a ground clearance of 193mm. 

The Xforce flaunts the latest evolution of the dynamic shield design that debuted in the Xpander. It features a more prominent DRL pattern with the headlights somewhat hidden underneath, while the shield is downplayed via the black grille at the center. This same shape is also present at the back, with the taillights following the DRL pattern and the shield’s contour applied to the tailgate. 

The cabin also sports a modified take on the horizontal design axis first implemented in the Xpander. The Xforce still has a symmetrical front cabin layout, with prominent horizontal lines, but this is broken by the cubby hole on the passenger side, as well as panoramic housing for the two screens. The center console sits high for the shifter, and has ports and another cubby hole underneath. 

The two variants of the Mitsubishi Xforce share a lot of standard features. Among them is the powertrain consisting of the 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine and a CVT, producing 105 PS and 141 Nm of torque. Both get the Push Start Button and 4 Drive Modes as well. They are complemented by the Active Stability and Traction Control, Active Yaw Control, and Hill Start Assist.

LED lighting is present in both models, as well as 18-inch wheels, and power folding side mirrors. The higher trim gets additional rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights. Most interior appointments like the 8-inch Digital Gauge Cluster, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Yamaha 8-speaker Sound System, Center Compartment with Cooling, Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold, and the 12.3-inch touchscreen with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Leather upholstery and a wireless charger are the only two additions once you go for the higher trim. 

It also has little bits of genius. The dashboard has an ‘easy-to-clean’ cloth-like material that definitely makes the Xforce unique. There’s also an additional pocket on the upper back of the front seat for additional storage, while the cargo area’s flooring can be lowered for more space. The touchscreen also features Avionics that measures a lot of performance metrics of the Xforce. 

For safety bits, the Xforce comes with Front and Side Airbags, Rear Camera, and ISOFIX tethers. Go up in variant and you’ll have Curtain Airbags, Rear Sensors, and Advanced Safety Features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lead Car Departure Notification, Blind Spot Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic High Beam, and Tire Pressure Monitoring. 

The Mitsubishi Xforce will start at PHP 1,367,000 for the GLS while the GT will go for PHP 1,581,000. Its official launch is still a week away on July 5. You still have time to arrange your sched so you can see it in the metal and try it out yourself in SM Aura on July 5-7, 2024. 

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