Mitsubishi XM Concept Previews Toyota Avanza Rival

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Mitsubishi introduced its latest concept at 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) named XM. The concept car previews the upcoming MPV that sets to rival Daihatsu Xenia, Honda BR-V, Honda Mobilio, Suzuki Ertiga, and Toyota Avanza. Interestingly, the Japanese carmaker combines the flexibility of MPV and the toughness of SUV just like its current model, Delica.

XM itself stands for ‘X’ means crossover and ‘M’ means MPV. At a glance, its exterior design reminds us of eX Concept that made its debut at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show last year. The MPV concept using latest Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design language. Up front, there are thin LED headlights, vertical LED fog lights on the front bumper, chromed-grille, and chromed bold-line on the front bumper. At the side, we can see wide wheel arches and sculpted line to add tough look for the concept car. Moreover, Mitusbishi’s designers add floating D-pillar to follow latest trend in car industry. And at the rear, the trapezoidal LED taillights are placed in D-pillar.

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Inside, white and silver accent are dominating the cabin. The interior design looks good, even though there will be a major change when it will be produced. A three-spoke steering wheel, circular instrument panel, transmission shifter, and LCD screen probably will be redesigned. Mitsubishi said that XM is 7-seater MPV and promised all passenger can feel comfort during the trip, even you sit in the third row.

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There’s no information about what’s under the hood. But Mitsubishi mentions that the production version of XM will sit on an all-new platform, will be a Front-Wheel-Drive, and will be powered by a 1.5 liter petrol engine. The production form of the concept car is said to be released in 2017.

Text: Andhika Pradityo

Photos: Andhika Pradityo

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