The Mitsubishi Xforce is a new compact SUV that is set to compete with models like the Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
- It measures 4,390mm in length and 1,810mm in width, making it slightly larger than its rivals and the Mitsubishi ASX. It also has a class-leading ground clearance of 222mm.
- The Xforce is built in Indonesia and is destined for markets such as South Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.
- It is powered by a normally aspirated 1.5-liter petrol engine that produces 77kW and 141Nm of torque.
- Power is sent to the front wheels through a CVT gearbox, and the Xforce offers four drive modes: Normal, Wet, Gravel, and Mud. It features Active Yaw Control to improve traction and controllability.
- The cabin of the Xforce features a wide-screen display with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster. The central screen has a multi-widget design and pays homage to earlier Pajero models.
- It comes with a premium eight-speaker sound system developed in collaboration with Yamaha, offering four sound settings.
- The Xforce provides ample storage options, including drink holders that can accommodate up to 21 600ml bottles, various phone storage spaces, a wireless charger, and USB ports in the front and back seating rows.
- Mitsubishi Motors President Takao Kato stated that the Xforce was developed to meet the requirements of drivers in the ASEAN region and has undergone tuning in the region’s road environment.
- The Mitsubishi Xforce made its world debut at the Indonesia International Auto Show, and specific details for the South African market will be released closer to its launch.