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Comparing the Interior of the New Xpander Cross and the All New BR-V

 After discussing the exterior design, the next comparison of the New Xpander Cross and the All New BR-V continues to the interior. The two products made by Mitsubishi and Honda compete in a fairly similar segment, namely a low SUV with the ability to seat three rows or seven passengers.

Comparing the Interior of the New Xpander Cross and the All New BR-V

The Luxury Side of the Xpander Cross

This approach to luxury is the common thread for Xpander Cross. Following the update on its twin brother MPV Xpander, the changes to the Xpander Cross are closer to the comfort side and don't forget the premium side of this product.

The dashboard, for example, now uses the latest design, a horizontal axis design that is equipped with soft pad material in several parts. This dashboard design makes the interior look more modern with firm lines and a combination of bright color touches on the AC grille to give a modern impression.

With the status of an update, some of the details of changes to this model are in the meter cluster section with an 8-inch LCD screen and a steering wheel that resembles the Pajero Sport. This steering wheel also features setting buttons on the left and right for audio, cruise control features, telephone connections and menu access. The leather-wrapped steering wheel can also be adjusted with a telescopic tilt for easy driving comfort.

Move to the middle. There is an AC setting with a digital touch with a physical button that makes it easy to operate. This air conditioner also uses a micron filter for cleaner air circulation. For convenience, there is now wireless charging at the bottom of the center console.

Another major concern is the 9-inch touch screen head unit with a floating model. This makes the modern simple impression on the Xpander Cross dashboard even more assertive. In addition, the ability of this head unit is diverse, it can connect with mobile phones via Android Auto and Apple Carplay and displays a 360-degree camera feature that is already installed in the vehicle. Another comfort comes from the use of synthetic leather which has a heat guard feature with two tone black and navy blue coloring. This makes the experience of sitting in the seat comfortable and avoids the heat. Mitsubishi also provides detailed stitching in the center of the seat.

Xpander Cross has established itself as a family vehicle. This is also felt by the abundance of storage space throughout the cabin. Storage space is present behind the first row seats, at the bottom of the trunk, arm rest with cup holders, floor console on the first row armrests, side pockets on the instrument panel aka the passenger and driver knees and don't forget storage in the door trim area as well as the dashboard. Charging is also a perceived convenience. In addition to wireless charging on the center console, there are also USB ports in the first and second rows and a power socket for easy charging.

Mitsubishi also explained the ease of setting up seat configurations in all rows of vehicles. This makes the need for space during driving can be maximized. For example, for luggage, you can fold the second or third row seats.

All New BR-V, SUV Value

Moving on to the latest BR-V. Honda uses three core values in its BR-V interior design approach. The first is a value SUV that comes with a modern interior design with the use of quality materials. This is to show strong character and comfort. Next is the MPV value that comes from the spacious interior and the many utilities for the family vehicle lifestyle. Lastly is driving pleasure. This is obtained from the comfort offered in the interior of the latest BR-V.

The firm design in the cockpit area provides a more private space for the driver which also affects the focus of driving. The center console design is further raised to emphasize the separation between the driver and passenger compartments. This makes the driving experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

Regarding the modern touch, the latest BR-V uses a 4.2-inch TFT screen cluster meter. This screen displays various information such as fuel consumption, trip gauge, outside temperature and clock in a wide screen display. Through this screen, the driver can also set the unit of measurement, keyless access, lighting, door and window operations as well as the Honda Sensing feature in the top variant.

The main concern comes to the 7-inch head unit. This device can provide various features such as radio, audio video, hands free telephone and connection to the user's smartphone. The entertainment side comes from six speakers scattered throughout the cabin. In addition, this head unit is also a place to display the Honda LaneWatch display and rear camera when parking.

The MPV side of the BR-V comes from the abundance of storage or utility space throughout the cabin. There is an armrest console in the center of the first row for driving comfort. There is a storage space to store small items such as wallets and others. A cup holder is present in the center of the console and eight water bottle holders are scattered throughout the cabin. Storage compartments are also present in several pockets behind the front seats.

For the seat configuration, the third seat can be folded 50/50 dive down which creates more luggage space. Luggage space can also be adjusted and increased by moving the board to a lower position. Personal items can be stored at the bottom of the board in the upper position even when the third row seats are used.

The comfort side is given to the leather interior lining that is present on the armrests and door sides. Armrests on the second row seats are also present to provide comfort for rear passengers.

Regarding charging, the latest BR-V provides ports in several places. First in the console area, then in the second row seats and also the third row. All of them can be connected to 12 V devices, not to mention USB A or C ports. The All New BR-V comes in three interior color combinations. There are gray and black for a sporty look, gray and mocha gray for an elegant look. Finally, there are silver and black for a premium and smart look.

That was the brief comparison of the interior of the New Xpander Cross and the All New BR-V. Each of them provides a different approach which of course just depends on the tastes of potential consumers and also the availability of available funds.

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