Doing great in Vietnam
Mitsubishi Xpander outsells Toyota Avanza by 155x in Vietnam in Jan 2021!
Feb 23, 2021 10:00 AM
There's good sales, and then there's absolutely dominant sales. The latter is an honour the Mitsubishi Xpander proudly wears in Vietnam, thanks to Mitsubishi Motors Vietnam selling 2,793 units of the 7-seater there in January 2021.
According to data published by Vietnamese media, the Xpander grabbed 78.1% market share of all MPVs sold there last month.
It's actually rather jarring to see how none of its competitors could even come close - no other offering could even crack the '300 units sold' mark.
The Suzuki XL7 - also sold in Thailand, could Malaysia be next?
Coming in second place - with a paltry 292 units sold, making up 8.2% market share - is the Suzuki XL7.
Vietnamese-specs Innova is essentially like ours
The Toyota Innova takes third place. Only 247 of those were sold (6.9% market share). In other words, 11.3x lesser than the Xpander.
Peep the brown colour we don't get...and one that customers have to wait eight months for
Rounding off the top five are the Kia Rondo (44 units) and Toyota Avanza (18 units).
What's the Vietnam-spec Xpander like?
It pretty much mirrors ours, powered by a 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder mill making 104 PS and 141 Nm. Apart from the 4-speed automatic transmission, Vietnamese customers also get a 5-speed manual option, depending on variant.
The higher-end AT variant comes with leather interior upholstery, the MT gets fabric only
And of course, it keeps seating for seven, and more storage spaces than you know what to do with. Basically the same things we know and love that made it a winner in wapcar's Car of the Year Awards 2020.
This post has been edited by EnergyAnalyst: Feb 28 2021, 03:50 AM