Mitsubishi has officially dropped the veils off the new MPV that will debut at the Indonesia International Auto Show that takes place from August 10 to August 20.
Previously referred to as the Expander, the vehicle's official name has yet to be revealed, but the automaker says that they will make the announcement during the automotive event. Until then, it simply refers to it as the 'Next-Generation MPV'.
Said to combine the "SUV toughness with MPV roominess", it features a bold design that was clearly inspired by the some of the brand's concept cars that debuted over the last few years.
It has LED DRLs mounted on each side of the grille with the headlights are positioned right beneath them. There is nothing dramatic going on on the sides, and the conservative looking rear end does seem to come in contrast with the bold front fascia.
Opening the door will reveal a roomy cabin that can take in up to seven occupants in 3 rows of seats. Nothing else has been announced about the interior, except that it "provides plenty of room and generous head clearance for all passengers", but we can notice a two-tone dashboard, an infotainment system taking center stage, and rotary controls for the climate control.
Powering the new Mitsubishi 'Next-Generation MPV' is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that can be mated to either a manual or an automatic transmission.
The vehicle will hit the assembly lines at the company's new Indonesian factory in the Bekasi Prefecture of the West Java Province, and it will arrive at local dealers this fall.