The EXPRESS badge returns for Mitsubishi, bringing more choice for commercial customers

2020 Mitsubishi Express 3 profile

 In what was a lucky piece of timing, Mitsubishi launched their new Express Van in July this year, amongst increased demand for delivery vans as a result of Covid-19.

Essentially a rebadged Renault Traffic, the Express is quite a stylish offer with a choice of both short and long wheelbase, two engines and manual or DCT automatic transmissions.

I tested the LWB 2.0L Auto version with the 6 speed DCT automatic and found it to be an economical yet zippy combination. The long wheelbase, large load volume and a bit over a tonne payload is exceptionally practical.

Practicality comes from twin side sliding doors, wide opening rear barn doors, rear step as well as a low load height and long floor length.

The driver’s seat is surprisingly comfortable and the cabin is spacious. Despite having cupholders they don’t hold water bottles though.

Its missing a centre screen and the reversing camera is in the rear view mirror. I would have thought that professional drivers would need a touch screen as well as advanced connectivity.

Priced from $38, 500 through to $44,500 plus the usual costs they are definitely worth a look.

Im Rob Fraser

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.