Mitsubishi Motors Secures Largest Fleet Sale of XPANDER to Garuda Indonesia
- 400 XPANDER vehicles delivered to Garuda, Indonesia's national airline
- Largest fleet sales delivery by Mitsubishi Motors to date
TOKYO, Dec, 12 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors has concluded the largest fleet sale to date of its XPANDER model, demonstrating the strong demand for the company's award-winning MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) among commercial buyers.
Garuda, Indonesia's national carrier, has taken delivery of more than 400 XPANDER vehicles, which will be used by the airline's staff to support operations at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia.
XPANDER has become one of Mitsubishi Motors' best-selling models since its launch in 2017, with sales of nearly 100,000 units by the end of November 2018. Developed and manufactured in Indonesia, the XPANDER was designed to meet the needs of the fast-growing economies of the ASEAN region.
The XPANDER is a small but roomy MPV that can carry a driver and up to seven passengers in comfort, with plenty of space for luggage. It combines an attractive and comfortable design with the toughness and reliability for which the Mitsubishi brand is renowned. It was named Car of the Year earlier this year by Otomotif, the leading Indonesian tabloid.
From the outset, Mitsubishi Motors recognized that many customers would buy an XPANDER for commercial use. Fleet sales are an important part of XPANDER's success, and the order from Garuda is the largest single contract to date.
"The XPANDER has been a huge success in Indonesia and beyond, appealing to both private and business buyers. We are very pleased that our largest fleet sale to date is with Garuda Indonesia, a leading national company. This builds on the XPANDER's retail success, with more than 100,000 vehicles sold since launch in 2017," said Trevor Mann, COO of Mitsubishi Motors.
The latest batch of 282 XPANDERS were delivered at an event attended by Ari Askhara, CEO of Garuda Indonesia. Among other uses, Garuda's air crew will use XPANDERs carrying the airline's brand as airport shuttles.
About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company launched the i-MiEV - the first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, which was followed by the OUTLANDER PHEV in 2013 - a plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Philippines and Russia. Models, such as the PAJERO SPORT/MONTERO SPORT, TRITON/L200 and OUTLANDER play a major role in achieving its growth. The global sales volume in fiscal year 2017 was 1,101,000 units, and the net sales of Mitsubishi Motors for fiscal year 2017 was 2.19 trillion yen. Mitsubishi Motors is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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