Mitsubishi’s rebadged version of the Renault Trafic van is coming into the 2021 model year unchanged in both price and specs.
Starting at $38,490 before on-road costs, the 2021 Mitsubishi Express range tops out at $44,490 before on-road costs.
It’s available in two different body types and with two different engines depending on the transmission.
The Mitsubishi Express badge returned for 2020 on the van you see here, after being retired in 2013.
- 2021 Mitsubishi Express GLX SWB Manual: $38,490
- 2021 Mitsubishi Express GLX LWB Manual: $40,490
- 2021 Mitsubishi Express GLX SWB Auto: $42,490
- 2021 Mitsubishi Express GLX LWB Auto: $44,490
All prices exclude on-road costs.
Two engine options are available in the Express, starting off with a twin-turbo 1.6-litre diesel mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It makes 103kW of power and 340Nm of torque and is sent through the front wheels.
A single-turbo 2.0-litre diesel is also available. It’s exclusively mated to a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels, and makes 125kW of power and 380Nm of torque.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Express 1.6-litre uses a claimed 6.2L/100km on the claimed combined cycle, whereas the 2.0-litre uses a claimed 8.3L/100km.
The short wheelbase model measures 4999mm long, 1956mm wide and 1971mm tall, with a 3098mm wheelbase. Load space capacity is 5.2m3.
The longer wheelbase model measures 5399mm long, with a 3498mm wheelbase. It measures the same width and height as the former. Load space capacity is 6.0m3.
The payload for the SWB manual is 1150kg, the SWB auto is 1115kg, LWB manual is 1200kg, and the LWB auto is 1150kg.
All models have a braked towing capacity of 2000kg.
Setting it apart from its Trafic sibling, Mitsubishi offers the Express with a 10-year/200,000km warranty and 10 years of capped-price servicing for owners who service within the Mitsubishi dealer network.
Owners who service outside the network get a five-year, 100,000km warranty.
Servicing is required every 15,000km or 12 months. Capped-price services for the first 10 visits to the dealer are below.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Express is the first car to receive a zero-star ANCAP rating.
It does not feature autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, or rear cross-traffic alert.
It received a score of 55 per cent for adult occupant protection, 40 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and seven per cent for safety assist.
Child occupant protection was not applicable to this vehicle.
It only receives a rear-view camera on the automatic versions.
Standard on the GLX 1.6L manual are:
- 16-inch steel wheels
- Rear barn doors
- Twin sliding side doors
- Phone docking system
- Cruise control
- Daytime Running Lights
- Hill Start
Stepping up to the GLX 2.0L Auto brings:
- Rear-view camera integrated into the rear mirror
- Automatic wipers
- Automatic headlights
- Front fog lights