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Published on September 8th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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Mitsubishi XPANDER Confirmed CKD, on Display in MidValley KL

The upcoming Mitsubishi XPANDER 7-seater crossover is currently on display in Midvalley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur. The car will be on display until the 12th of September 2020 and is already open for customers to register their interest. What’s more, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia today confirmed that the XPANDER would be the third locally-assembled model after the ASX and Outlander. Unlike those two SUVs, the XPANDER will not be assembled with Tan Chong Motors Assembly in Segambut. Rather, it will be made in a new facility in Pekan, Pahang.

This CKD facility in Pekan comes with advanced painting technology including 360-degre ED coating and a robotic spray system.

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Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

MITSUBISHI MOTORS MALAYSIA (MMM) the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, announced that the new Mitsubishi XPANDER will be locally-assembled in Malaysia, following the company’s announcement of launching the seven-seater crossover in Malaysia this year. 

“In January 2014, MMM’s first complete knock-down (CKD) model was the ASX Compact SUV assembled in Tan Chong Motors Assembly in Segambut. Then in September 2017, MMM locally-assembled our second model which was the Outlander seven-seater SUV in the same plant. Now another milestone model for MMM, the new Mitsubishi XPANDER has arrived and will be built to excellence in a new production facility in Pekan, Pahang by Malaysians incorporating Japanese automotive technology,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.  

He added, “The XPANDER is localized to meet the demands of Malaysian customers. It will be priced competitively to cater for families and adventure-seekers who are looking for a more comfortable and practical seven-seater to make their journeys a more pleasant one. Malaysians can expect to place their bookings soon.” 

The plant in Pekan comes with an all-new body welding workshop including new welding equipment. The plant will also come with an advanced painting technology including a 360 degree ED-coating and robotic spray system, to ensure full coverage of corrosive prevention coating and consistent paint finishing on the XPANDER’s body. Last but not least, the XPANDER will also go through an all-new tester line to check for all safety functions including Active Stability Control (ASC) system before its final assembly line.

The new XPANDER is now open for customers to register for interest at Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s official page at https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/ . 

Customers may catch the teaser display of the new XPANDER at Mid Valley Megamall, Centre Court from today until 13 September 2020 from 10.00am until 10.00pm.

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