The Mitsubishi Express left the Australian market in 2013 but now for the 2020 model year it’s back – though thanks to its use of the Renault Traffic platform, it looks quite familiar.
The Mitsubishi Express will officially go on sale on the 6th of July with a starting price of $38,490 (plus on-road costs). While this is nearly $9,000 more than when the Express was last sold locally, it buys a significantly more modern product with a much longer standard equipment list.
Available in a single GLX grade and built in France, all Express models locally include features such as air conditioning, DAB digital radio, halogen headlights with daytime running lights, 16-inch steel wheels, 180-degree rear barn doors, cruise control with a speed limiter, power windows and mirrors and remote central locking.
Automatic variants add automatic headlights and wipers, front fog lights and an auto-dimming rear view mirror with a reversing camera.
The Express will offer two drivetrains in Australia: a twin-turbo 103kW/340Nm 1.6-litre diesel or a larger 125kW/380Nm single turbo 2.0-litre unit. The smaller unit is only available with a six-speed manual; the larger a six-speed dual-clutch auto. These drivetrains are identical to the Renault.
2020 Mitsubishi Express pricing kicks off at $38,490 for the manual SWB model – the auto adds $2,000, as does the longer wheelbase. $44,490 is the pricing for a LWB auto.A first for the Express is that it will be offered as standard with dual-sliding doors to enhance flexibility and functionality. This wasn’t available on the previous model and is currently an optional extra on a lot of other mid-size vans.
The Mitsubishi Express will be offered with a five-year/100,000km warranty and three years/ 45,000km of capped price servicing with intervals at either 15,000km or 12 months. The cost of servicing the Express for the first three years is $750.
2020 Mitsubishi Express pricing (plus on-road costs)
SWB manual: $38,490
LWB manual: $40,390
SWB auto: $42,490
LWB auto: $44,490