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QAC launches Mitsubishi Xpander in Qatar, unveils new versions of Mirage, Attrage

  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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Qatar Automobiles Company (QAC), the authorised general distributor of Mitsubishi Motors in Qatar, on Sunday, launched the all-new Mitsubishi SUV Xpander 2021, along with the new versions of Mirage and Attrage compact cars 2021 models in Qatar.
Launched as part of the expansion plans of Qatar Automobiles Company and Mitsubishi in Qatar, the new cars aim to cope with the rapidly changing demands of both individual and corporate customers.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Nasser Bin Khaled Group Operations Director- Auto Sheikh Faleh bin Nawaf Al Thani said, "Today's launch creates a new milestone in the growth expansion of Qatar Automobiles and Mitsubishi in Qatar. Together, we overcame various challenges and circumstances and continued working hard to serve our customers in the best possible way. Nasser Bin Khaled Group will continue its enduring approach by focusing on sectors that support the Qatari economy's requirements, achieving the National Vision 2030, and contributing to the growth and prosperity of Qatar.”
QAC General Manager Hisham El Sahn, who also spoke on the occasion, said, "Qatar Automobiles continues to provide the best and latest Mitsubishi cars as soon as it is launched globally. We aim to make Qatar one of the first countries to introduce the latest distinctive models in the region. These launches showcase QAC’s strong relationship with Mitsubishi that is primarily built on trust, commitment, significance, and the joint effort to provide the best customer service. Today's launch motivates us to improve our business throughout the year. It approves that our ambitions are continuing according to the two companies' strategic growth visions and as part of Nasser Bin Khaled Group’s plans.”
Held at QAC’s Salwa Road showroom, the launch ceremony was also attended by QAC General Sales Manager Haitham Ebef, QAC Marketing Manager Karim Monir, media representatives and several guests.

Mitsubishi Xpander: Expand Your Possibilities
The Mitsubishi Xpander is a new versatile 7-seat SUV that offers comfort, functionality, quality and value for money. The Mitsubishi Xpander provides the best of both worlds. The interior enjoys plenty of cabin space, storage facilities and smart technologies, and the exterior bold styling does not compromise on high ground clearance, handling stability, and overall driving experience.

Exterior
The front of the Xpander has a futuristic look and features a chrome upper grille, swept-back LED headlights, and daytime running lights and incorporates Mitsubishi Motors' Dynamic Shield signature look that offers greater protection for pedestrians and passengers alike. The LED position lamps are arranged in crystal-like blocks and are positioned higher for better visibility. The L-shaped LED rear combination lamps that extend onto the tailgate and accentuate the strong stance.
The 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels in a two-tone finish, a shark fin antenna, side bumpers flush with the body and the side panels and rear quarter complete the robust and sculpted look.
The Xpander has a 2,775 wheelbase, an overall length of 4,475 mm, a width of 1,750 mm, and height of 1,700 m (Midline)/1,730m (High line).

Interior
The spacious interior of the Xpander is designed to reflect Japanese hospitality "OMOTENASHI" and provides comfort for all seven adult passengers thanks to supportive seating, convenient amenities and high-quality materials.
Noise and vibration in the cabin are effectively absorbed by using special materials, ensuring a supremely quiet experience for the driver and all passengers. The air conditioning system enjoys eight fan adjustment levels in the front and four in the rear as well as four rear roof vents, to keep everyone on board comfortable.
Flexibility in the seating configuration to meet changing needs also allows for easy loading. The second-row armrest can be folded down and the second and third-row seats folded flat to accommodate lengthy loads. Additionally, entertainment and hands-free operation are available via the large 7-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio - SDA that is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing intuitive operation of music, calls, maps and messages for a more enjoyable and safer driving experience.

Features for Convenience
Even with passengers in the third-row seats, luggage space remains sufficient to accommodate four 4-gallon water bottles.
Storage features in the Xpander in addition to the glove box include door pockets, drink holders, seatback pockets, floor console box, passenger seat undertray, and underfloor luggage area.
Smartphone and device charging is accessible to every passenger as each of the three rows has its 12V power supply adjacent to convenient storage space.

Safety
Safety performance is significantly enhanced thanks to Mitsubishi Motors' Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution body or RISE, which efficiently absorbs energy and maintains high cabin integrity in the event of a collision. All four doors are also equipped with a support beam to increase protection by reducing door deformation in the event of a side collision. The Xpander also enjoys a variety of active safety features including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Stop Signal System (ESS), Active Stability Control (ASC) and Hill Start Assist (HAS).

Performance
Power is provided by the spirited and responsive 1.5-litre 16-valve Dual overhead camshaft engine with advanced MIVEC - Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system – making it easy for the Xpander to carry seven adults uphill with ease.
Excellent ground clearance in its class provides confidence on rough or flooded roads, while the reinforced suspension, coupled with high-performance shock absorbers and a rigid and lightweight body, ensure stability and comfort.

Attrage and Mirage
The new 2021 Attrage and Mirage have an advanced dynamic look and feel, reliable safety, and intelligent features that are combined with good fuel economy and genuine quality.
The body is streamlined to slip smoothly through the air. Reduced drag lowers wind noise and CO2 emissions while raising fuel efficiency and high-speed stability.
The tight turning radius contributes to excellent handling and makes driving easy for anyone, at any age. Experience peppy performance and good fuel efficiency that bring joy to every drive. Whether commuting to work, shopping in the city or travelling through the countryside, one will enjoy sporty handling that is exceptionally stable, quick acceleration in response to your command, and agile manoeuvrability that makes parking and sharp turns a breeze.
The new compacts have an advanced, friendly, spacious cabin that's equally impressive as its exterior. Chic fabric trim and high-quality materials for the soft yet supportive seats are complemented with hi-tech meters.
In terms of safety, both compact cars are equipped with ABS and Electronic Brake-force Distribution [EBD] that distributes braking force to all four wheels to enhance braking performance. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System [TPMS] employs sensor-transmitters in the wheels to monitor tyre pressure and illuminates a warning lamp on the combination meter cluster if one or more tyres become significantly underinflated.
Other systems included are Hill Start Assistant, Driver and passenger SRS airbags, Collision safety performance is significantly enhanced by Mitsubishi Motors’ RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body, and Active Stability Control  [ASC] which automatically adjusts engine output and applies braking force at the appropriate wheels to help maintain control and prevent skidding.
ECO mode indicator illuminates whenever you operate the accelerator pedal in an ecofriendly way. It encourages you to develop good driving habits that lower fuel costs and contribute to a cleaner environment for everyone.

Performance
The highly responsive 1.2-liter 3-cylinder MIVEC engine delivers an ample maximum output of 57 kW (78 HP) at 6,000 rpm and practical maximum torque of 100 N·m (10.2 kg-m) at 4,000 rpm. The INVECS-III CVT wide-ratio transmission maintains optimal rpm for high performance and fuel economy. You’ll enjoy smooth acceleration and deceleration, as well as efficiently selected gear ratios in all driving conditions.

Smartphone–link display audio
The Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) with its large 7-inch touch screen lets you intuitively operate music playback and calls with voice actions for a more enjoyable and safer drive. With Apple CarPlayTM or Android Auto TM, one can use audio, messaging, voice calling, and 3rd party navigation apps from your iPhone with CarPlay as well other services such as maps, Siri, Phone, Some supported 3rd party apps

Other features
The Attrage and Mirage compact cars are equipped with a package of features including a USB PORT, CD player with AUX terminal and, a unique type center panel and Trunk lid spoiler (colour-keyed).