Mitsubishi has unveiled the all-new Xforce, a compact SUV with its sights set on the South East Asia market, as well as Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Local availability is still unknown at this time.
The new model closely resembles that of the XFC Concept which we saw last year, with much of the Xforce’s exterior and interior design remaining faithful to its inspiration.
Up front is a set of L-shaped LED daytime running lights, a motif that is mirrored at the rear, and some rather staunch-looking rear arches. The Xforce measures 4390mm in length, 1810mm wide, 1660mm, and has a wheelbase of 2650mm.
Underpinning the model is a set of 18-inch wheels, which bolster its 222mm ground clearance for when the going gets rough. While it may not be an off-roader, it does have a “best in class” 21 degree approach and a 30.5 degree departure angle.
Inside, there’s seating for five, an 8-inch digital driver’s display, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen that features smartphone connectivity, a drink cooler, and a wireless phone charger.
Just one powertrain is available, that being a 1.5-litre four-cylinder making 77kW and 141Nm of torque, with power being sent to the front wheels via a CVT transmission.
The driver can select from four different drive modes, including a new-to-Mitsubishi ‘Wet’ setting that is said to improve cornering and stability in rainy conditions.
Production of the Mitsubishi Xforce will take place in Indonesia before it’s launched likely sometime later this year. However, it isn’t known whether Mitsubishi New Zealand will offer the model here just yet.