Mitsubishi’s New ASX to make World Debut at Geneva

Published on 18th February 2019 at 13:47
Mitsubishi ASX Front View
Mitsubishi ASX Rear View

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC), will use the upcoming Geneva Motor Show to launch its new 2020 model ASX to the world. Since its launch in 2009, the ASX has sold around 1.32 million units overall in around 90 countries. The biggest markets are North America, Europe, Australia and China. Currently the third-highest selling vehicle offered by MMC, the exterior design has undergone a major overhaul.

The ASX is a compact SUV designed for the city and will come with a lightweight, compact body, to compliment the benefits of its SUV driving position.

For European markets, ASX is powered by a 2.0L MIVEC 16-valve engine mated to either a five-speed manual transmission, or the INVECS-III CVT with 6-speed Sports Mode. Both two and four-wheel-drive versions are available.

The ASX also comes with features that include the RISE impact safety body and a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) braking system.

The new ASX brings an evolution in MMC’s DYNAMIC SHIELD front design concept. The bumper, the grille and the skid plate under the bumper have all been upgraded. Distinctive LED lighting locating the indicators and fog lamps at the ends of the bumper, stamps a Mitsubishi brand look on the front end.

At the rear the ASX uses LED combination lamps (except indicators) in a sharp-looking design that stretches across the width of the car and accentuates the wide stance. The skid plate styling of the underside of the bumper projects a look of strength.

The ASX is now available in vivid, intensely brilliant Red Diamond, sporty and energetic Sunshine Orange, and sleek, refined Oak Brown.

The Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) has been improved, and now offers more advanced connectability. The size of the display has been increased from seven to eight inches. Videos stored on USB memory sticks can also now be viewed on the SDA screen, only when the vehicle is stopped.

Top trim level models come equipped with a Tom Tom navigation system. Real-time traffic information can now be accessed by connecting to the internet using a smartphone.

Available soon will be an app that utilises speedometer, odometer, warning lamp and other vehicle information. The app will check fuel remaining and provide navigation to the nearest fuel stations, and will provide guidance on optimum maintenance and inspection intervals.