January 24, 2018– The all-new Mitsubishi XPANDER has taken the Indonesian market by storm after its world premiere at the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) last year. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) is pleased to announce that the Philippines will be the next country to launch this new cross multi-purpose, sport utility vehicle. With the all-new XPANDER’s distinctive styling and features that combine both functionality and an adventurous SUV-like character, the Philippine automotive market have been eagerly waiting for the Philippine debut of this all-new model. Produced in Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s (MMC) new factory in Indonesia, the all-new XPANDER will be introduced in the country in 4 variants – starting from GLX Manual Transmission (MT), GLX Plus Automatic Transmission (AT), GLS AT and top of the line GLS Sport AT.

To commence the year with great excitement, MMPC announces the all-new XPANDER Pre-order. Beginning January 24 until April 30, 2018, MMPC will start accepting reservation for the all-new Xpander. Customers who want to be among the first to drive home the all-new XPANDER can already place their reservation. To pre-order, simply visit the all-new XPANDER special webpage at, register to access the page and fill-out the pre-order form. A reservation fee of only ten thousand pesos P10,000 must be paid in your preferred Mitsubishi Motors dealership to complete the pre-order.

About the all-new XPANDER

The all-new XPANDER is powered by the 1.5L DOHC 16-valve with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control System (MIVEC) engine. It boasts of the best in class interior dimensions for a spacious cabin which can seat comfortably seven adults complemented by a generous luggage space. As for the safety features, the top variant GLS Sport is equipped with Hill Start Assist (HSA), Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) Body, Active Stability Control (ASC), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). The exterior flaunts a unique bumper design embedded headlamps, the Mitsubishi proprietary Dynamic Shield Concept front fascia from the Montero Sport and high ground clearance that give it an SUV characteristic. The all-new XPANDER will be offered in five colors for the GLS Sport and GLS variants: Red Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Sterling Silver Metallic, Quartz White Pearl and Diamond Black Mica while the GLX Plus will be available in Titanium Gray Metallic, Sterling Silver Metallic, Quartz White Pearl and Diamond Black Mica and the GLX MT will be available in Titanium Gray Metallic, Sterling Silver Metallic, Diamond Black Mica. Best value for money is what you expect from the all-new XPANDER with its indicative price tag of PHP 900,000 for GLX MT, PHP 990,000 GLX Plus AT, PHP 1,050,000 for the GLS AT and PHP 1,100,000 for GLS Sport AT.

Pre-order now to be the first to drive home the all-new XPANDER! To know more about the all-new XPANDER, visit

Note: MMPC reserves the right to change specifications and prices without prior notice. Please get in touch with us for clarifications.


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Mitsubishi Motors announces delivery of 26 vehicles to the Davao City Police as part of the Philippine’s economic and social development program.

January 15, 2018 – Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has today announced the delivery of 26 new Mitsubishi Montero Sport units to the Davao City Police,

The delivery of the new vehicles has been marked by a ceremony at the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 11, attended by Philippine President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, Mr. Koji Haneda and Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police Director General, Ronald Dela Rosa.

The vehicles are being supplied as part of an agreement between Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) and Sojitz Corporation under Japan’s Grant Aid program. This aims to contribute to the safety and socioeconomic development in the Philippines, through the provision of local and public counterterrorism and safety-related equipment.

Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, MMPC President and CEO, said:
“As one of the leading car manufacturers in the country, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation is committed to contributing to the Philippines’ socioeconomic development at the same time as promoting public safety. Ambitions which the Montero Sport is uniquely placed to help achieve.”

“We are delighted that the Mitsubishi Montero Sport has been chosen by the Philippine National Police to support its ongoing work to serve and protect communities across the Philippines. We remain confident that it will deliver superior driving performance, safety and durability to match the demands confronting Philippine law enforcement.”

In November 2017, 40 new units of Mitsubishi Montero Sport were also turned over to the Philippine National Police Headquarters in Camp Crame.


From left to right – Davao City Councilor Danilo C. Dayanghirang, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri and DENR Region XI Director Ruth M. Tawantawan, MMPC Vice President Renato S. Lampano, MMPC Senior Vice President Yosuke Nishi and MMPC First Vice President Dante C. Santos
January 16, 2018 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that it has turned over one Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), one i-MiEV electric vehicle and an electric vehicle quick charging station to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office in Davao City.Gracing the event are DENR Region XI Director Ruth M. Tawantawan, Davao City Councilor Danilo C. Dayanghirang, and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) President and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri.The Outlander PHEV, i-MiEV and EV quick charger are part of the donation made by MMC to DENR last June 2017 wherein five units of Outlander PHEV, five units of i-MiEV and four units of EV quick chargers were delivered to DENR Central Office in Quezon City.

“We are happy that our Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV already reached Mindanao, this initiative will not only promote the use of electric vehicles and PHEVs but will also play a significant role in the reduction of carbon emission of vehicles” said Oshikiri.

In a message read by Dayanghirang during the event, Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio commended Mitsubishi Motors for its initiative to push the innovative technology of hybrid and pure electric vehicles in alignment with the government’s campaign to reduce and prevent pollution in the country.

MMC has been at the forefront of electric vehicle development. It can be recalled that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DENR last February regarding a joint study into environmental load reduction using electric vehicle technologies used in two of MMC’s environment-friendly models, the Outlander PHEV and i-MiEV.


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) took the challenge of spicing up its game in the Pick-up segment with the introduction of an additional variant, the Strada GLS 2WD. Known for possessing the power and reliability of a traditional pick-up while having car-like comfort and ease of handling, the new Strada makes exploring outdoors more convenient and enjoyable. The Strada GLS 2WD is now equipped with the 4N15 MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) Clean Diesel engine and is available either in 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions.  Last year MMPC introduced the 4N15 MIVEC Clean Diesel equipped Strada GT 4WD variants and was chosen as the Best 4WD pick up in the Truck of the Year Awards of the Car Awards Group, Inc.  Features of the new Strada GLS 2WD variants are as follows:

Engine & Transmission

The new Strada GLS 2WD brings forth a new level of performance as it is equipped now with the 2.4 liter MIVEC Cleand Diesel engne.   The new MIVEC Clean Diesel maximizes power through its Variable Geometry Turbo at the same reducing fuel consumption and emissions with its variable valve timing and lift system, the only one in its kind in a diesel engine.  Power output is rated at 181PS at 3500 rpm and 430 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm.  The new MIVEC Clean Diesel engine keeps the Strada GLS eco-friendly without sacrificing its speed and power which enthusiasts demand in a pick-up.

Complementing the new MIVEC Clean Diesel engine is the new 6-Speed Manual Transmission and 5-Speed INVECS-II Automatic Transmission with Sports Mode. The 6-Speed Manual Transmission lets the driver feel in total control of the vehicle with its wide gear ratio and highly efficient clutch operation. Meanwhile, the 5-Speed Automatic Transmission lets the driver handle the vehicle with ease without sacrificing sportiness with the Sports Mode feature which lets the driver shift up or down with a flick of the lever for sporty, spirited driving.


The Strada GLS 2WD variant is given a New Dark Chrome Grille and a New Design Side Step Plate, giving it a classier look while still upholding its sportiness. The variant is also equipped with Power Side Mirrors in chrome with integrated LED turn signals and power fold function. It also shows off a Foglamp-Integrated Daytime Running Lights and Rear Foglamps. To complete the whole package of sportiness, 17-inch Alloy Wheels are equipped to the new Strada variant.


Complementing the sporty exterior of the Strada GLS 2WD variant, the Black High Grade Fabric Seats give the Strada a high-class look on the inside. The new seats, combined with the class-leading legroom of 1,745mm, make travelling cozy for all occupants with its enhanced leg support, greater side support, stable body-hugging fit and deeper center trim. Also contributing to the roominess of the Strada is the J-Line design. With the J-Line design, the seating position of the second row seats is improved, making the Strada the top in its class when it comes to riding comfort. This variant also sports a 4-Spoke Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel mounted with audio and cruise controls. Magnesium Alloy Paddle Shifters are also equipped to the steering wheel (for GLS A/T variant only).

Safety Features

Aside from the undoubtedly powerful engine and sporty appearance, the Strada GLS 2WD also boasts first-class safety features as it is equipped with Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Mitsubishi Motors’ proprietary RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body Construction. The RISE body structure’s crumple zone ensures the safety of all passengers by effectively absorbing collision force and dispensing crash energy from all directions, thus completely protecting the interior cabin from the impact.

Pricing and Warranty

Maintaining the outstanding value for money proposition, the new Strada GLS 2WD is available at all Mitsubishi Motors authorized dealership at a Net price of Php 1,215,000 for M/T and Php 1,295,000 for A/T.

For a worry free ownership MMPC will backed it up with a three years or 100,000 kilometers warranty whichever comes first.


Note: MMPC reserves the right to change specifications and prices without prior notice.
Please get in touch with us for clarifications.


A third party investigating body tapped by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has released the results of its investigation on the alleged sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) of Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2010-2015 models.  HORIBA MIRA Ltd, an automotive engineering company based in the United Kingdom, has found no technical cause that explains SUA incidents involving sudden unintended acceleration together with perceived inability to stop the vehicle.

MMC, on its own, took the initiative to contract HORIBA MIRA to remove doubts on the road worthiness of Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2010-2015 models.

HORIBA MIRA started its investigation in June 2016 and released its formal findings in September 2016, which states:

“The investigation has found only one plausible root cause for sudden unintended acceleration, and inability to stop the Mitsubishi Montero Sport vehicle. Our hypothesis is that these incidents were caused by the driver mistakenly applying the accelerator, believing that they were pressing the brake pedal.

“Other root cause hypotheses have been excluded because they would require simultaneous, but temporary, malfunction of both the engine control and the vehicle braking system without fault conditions being logged by any vehicle systems and DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Code) being recorded. Since these are independent systems, the possibility of simultaneous failure is extremely low.

“There are other potential causes for undemanded acceleration that have not been ruled out by the investigation, but none of these would affect the braking system. If such a failure occurred, the driver would still have the opportunity to control the vehicle using the brakes or by disengaging the transmission.

A suite of EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) screening tests were performed on a vehicle that had previously been involved in a SUA claim. The results showed that the vehicle is extremely resilient at very high test levels of EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). … No adverse behaviour was observed during testing with levels corresponding to EU regulations and ISO standards.”

With the third party investigation now complete, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) once again assures the public that the previous generation Montero Sport model (2010-2015) is neither defective nor unsafe to use.

MMPC President and CEO Mr. Yoshiaki Kato commented: “We are very much pleased on the outcome of the results of HORIBA MIRA investigation.  The methodical evaluation conducted by HORIBA MIRA, which found no irregularities in the function and design of vehicle, is an affirmation of our earlier statement that there is nothing wrong with the Montero Sport causing SUA.  We hope that the results of the investigation, will finally put an end to the SUA issue on the Montero Sport.’’

MMPC turned over the complete results of HORIBA MIRA evaluation report to DTI for study and reference.  The public may also access the full report of HORIBA MIRA here