New Mitsubishi Express 2020 pricing and spec detailed: Toyota HiAce-rivalling van arriving in July

Mitsubishi’s new Express van range will be available in just one grade, the GLX, but spread across four flavours that encompass manual or automatic, and short- or long-wheelbase versions.

As previously reported, all versions are powered by diesel engines, a twin-turbo 1.6-litre and a single-turbo 2.0-litre unit, with the former paired exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox and the latter mated to dual-clutch automatic transmission with the same number of ratios.

Kicking off the Mitsubishi Express range at $38,490 before on-road costs is the 1.6-litre SWB, while the 2.0-litre version bumps pricing up by $4000 to $42,490.

Similarly, the Express GLX LWB is available in manual 1.6- or auto 2.0-litre form for $40,490 and $44,490 respectively.

Like its Renault Trafic donor vehicle, the 1.6-litre engine in the Mitsubishi Express outputs 103kW/340Nm to the front wheels, while the 2.0-litre engine ups the ante to 125kW/380Nm.

Fuel economy is yet to be revealed, but expect to see manual versions return 6.2 litres per 100km, while the automatic will sip just 7.3L/100km.

Gross vehicle mass ranges from 2960-3070kg, depending on body style and transmission, while the maximum braked towing capacity for the Express is up to 2000kg on certain variants.

SWB versions sport a 5.2 cubic-metre load area volume, while the LWB increases to 6.0 cubic metres.

As standard, the Express is equipped with dual sliding doors, rear barn doors, 16-inch wheels, full-size spare, three-seat bench with driver armrest, fabric interior, daytime running lights, power windows, heated and powered side mirrors, cargo area tie-down points, and a head unit with Bluetooth, USB input and digital radio functionality.

Safety systems include five airbags, roll-over mitigation, emergency brake assist, cruise control, rear parking sensors and hill-start assist.

Stepping up to the automatic version however, adds a reversing camera and front foglamps, as well as automatic wipers, headlights and dimming rearview mirror.

Four exterior colours are available on the Mitsubishi Express – white, red, black and silver.

Like the rest of Mitsubishi’s line-up, the Express comes with a five-year/100,000km warranty.

Capped price servicing will also be available on the Express for the first three years/45,000km, which covers three services at $250 each.

Pricing positions the Express $1000 below the equivalent Renault Trafic Premium, which shares the same underpinnings and engines, though the latter is equipped with a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen and a shorter three-year warranty.

2020 Mitsubishi Express pricing before on-road costs

GLX SWB 1.6 manual $38,490
GLX SWB 2.0 automatic $42,490
GLX LWB 1.6 manual $40,490
GLX LWB 2.0 automatic $44,490