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Mitsubishi’s new Express van range will be available in just one grade, the GLX, but spread across four flavours that encompass manual or automatic, and short- or long-wheelbase versions.
As previously reported, all versions are powered by diesel engines, a twin-turbo 1.6-litre and a single-turbo 2.0-litre unit, with the former paired exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox and the latter mated to dual-clutch automatic transmission with the same number of ratios.
Kicking off the Mitsubishi Express range at $38,490 before on-road costs is the 1.6-litre SWB, while the 2.0-litre version bumps pricing up by $4000 to $42,490.
Similarly, the Express GLX LWB is available in manual 1.6- or auto 2.0-litre form for $40,490 and $44,490 respectively.
Like its Renault Trafic donor vehicle, the 1.6-litre engine in the Mitsubishi Express outputs 103kW/340Nm to the front wheels, while the 2.0-litre engine ups the ante to 125kW/380Nm.
Fuel economy is yet to be revealed, but expect to see manual versions return 6.2 litres per 100km, while the automatic will sip just 7.3L/100km.
Gross vehicle mass ranges from 2960-3070kg, depending on body style and transmission, while the maximum braked towing capacity for the Express is up to 2000kg on certain variants.
SWB versions sport a 5.2 cubic-metre load area volume, while the LWB increases to 6.0 cubic metres.
As standard, the Express is equipped with dual sliding doors, rear barn doors, 16-inch wheels, full-size spare, three-seat bench with driver armrest, fabric interior, daytime running lights, power windows, heated and powered side mirrors, cargo area tie-down points, and a head unit with Bluetooth, USB input and digital radio functionality.
Safety systems include five airbags, roll-over mitigation, emergency brake assist, cruise control, rear parking sensors and hill-start assist.
Stepping up to the automatic version however, adds a reversing camera and front foglamps, as well as automatic wipers, headlights and dimming rearview mirror.
Four exterior colours are available on the Mitsubishi Express – white, red, black and silver.
Like the rest of Mitsubishi's line-up, the Express comes with a five-year/100,000km warranty.
Capped price servicing will also be available on the Express for the first three years/45,000km, which covers three services at $250 each.
Pricing positions the Express $1000 below the equivalent Renault Trafic Premium, which shares the same underpinnings and engines, though the latter is equipped with a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen and a shorter three-year warranty.
|GLX SWB 1.6||manual||$38,490|
|GLX SWB 2.0||automatic||$42,490|
|GLX LWB 1.6||manual||$40,490|
|GLX LWB 2.0||automatic||$44,490|