After a 7-year hiatus, Mitsubishi Motors will re-enter the Van market with the new Express van.
Mitsubishi Motors are expanding their product range with the return of a light commercial mid size van to their product line up. The van will utilize the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance and will be based on the Trafic van sourced from Renault, with specifications revised to meet Mitsubishi Motors Australia requirements.
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi are in alliance to build and lead the worldwide market in automotive production. These three companies share common platforms and designs; but are rebadged to suit different targeted customers.
This Alliance was obviously visible in the new release of the new Mitsubishi Express Van in July 2020. This van is fundamentally a Renault Trafic but with the three Diamond badge. The changes between the Renault van and the new Mitsubishi van are very minor cosmetic adjustments. However, there are some different models between Mitsubishi and Renault to keep up the demand of who is planning to buy a new car on both brands and Mitsubishi Express Van doesn’t have all the options available in the Renault Trafic van.
The Mitsubishi Express van has a 1.6L twin-turbo Diesel engine producing 103 kW of power with a six-speed Manual Transmission for the short wheelbase and long wheelbase. There is another variant offered with a 2.0L single-turbo Diesel engine which produces 125 kW of power, mated to a six-speed Automatic Transmission available for both short wheelbase and long wheelbase.
The Mitsubishi Van is made for practicality; with left and right-hand side sliding doors and a rear twin barn door glazed with 90 degrees and 180 degrees stop. The Express Van can hold up to 1,200 kg. Both manual variants have up to 2000 kg braked towing capacity.
The new Van cargo volume varies by around 0.8 cubic meters between the short wheelbase (5.2 cubic meters) and the long-wheelbase (6 cubic meters).
The driver and the two passengers have enough space for comfort with an armrest for the driver. Mitsubishi Express Van has power windows, Bluetooth, and three cup holders. In addition, there is a USB connection and 2 x 12 V sockets.
From the latest car news Don’t expect much in the way of features for the new Express van, as it will lack some of the standard car features in other Mitsubishi models like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the Van has the following features:
– Electric mirrors with heaters
– Hill Start Assist
– Blind spot detector in the mirror
– Rain sensors
– Automatic wipers
– Auto headlamps
– Rear view camera with display in the rear view mirror.
The Mitsubishi Van is available in four colours: White, Grey, Red and Black.
What To Ride had the pricing for the new Mitsubishi Express Van and for sure you knowing Mitsubishi Motors you will secure the best car deals:
– Mitsubishi Express Van GLX 1.6 Diesel Manual Short wheelbase: $41,490 Drive Away
– Mitsubishi Express Van GLX 2.0 Diesel Automatic Short wheelbase: $45,490 Drive Away
– Mitsubishi Express Van GLX 1.6 Diesel Manual Long wheelbase: $43,490 Drive Away
– Mitsubishi Express Van GLX 1.6 Diesel Automatic Long wheelbase: $47,490 Drive Away
What To Ride team provides you with the latest Australian car news wonder how the van customers will perceive the new Mitsubishi Express Van versus its competitors: Renault Trafic, Ford Transit, Hyundai iLoad, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and Toyota Hiace.