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Three engines, many models. for new Mitsu ASX

  • Latest RHD Mitsubishi ASX out in Europe
  • Refreshed looks in line with Outlander
  • Three engines with AWD optional
2017 MITSUBISHI ASX: Four ranges, new cabin and external trim, diesel and petrol and AWD.
2017 MITSUBISHI ASX: Four ranges, new cabin and external trim, diesel and petrol and AWD.

LONDON, England – The revised Mitsubishi ASX crossover is ready to make an entrance into Mitsubishi showrooms across the UK from November 1 2016.

The design of the Mitsubishi ASX gets a sleek new look courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s (MMC) new “Dynamic Shield” visual identity, refreshing the vehicle and bringing it in line with other models in the range such as the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander PHEV.

2017 MITSUBISHI ASX: Four ranges, new cabin and external trim, diesel and petrol and AWD.
2017 MITSUBISHI ASX: Four ranges, new cabin and external trim, diesel and petrol and AWD.

The “Dynamic Shield” symbolises functionality and reassuring safety with bold chromed streaks sitting either side of the grille, shielding the three diamond mark.

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The updated ASX not only welcomes the introduction of MMC’s “Dynamic Shield”, there is also a shark-fin antenna, revised seat cushions, new seat upholstery across the range and a new “Lightning Blue” colour option. And model names in the

2017 MITSUBISHI ASX: Four ranges, new cabin and external trim, diesel and petrol and AWD.
2017 MITSUBISHI ASX: Four ranges, new cabin and external trim, diesel and petrol and AWD.

the new ASX range have also been changed, returning to the straightforward ASX 2, ASX 3, ASX 4 and ASX 5 format; there have been changes to the trim levels, too.

The “versatile and efficient” engine range has been carried over from the outgoing ASX:

  • 88kW/154Nm 1.6 MIVEC petrol engine driving the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox
  • 85kW/270Nm 1.6 DI-D turbodiesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox (front-wheel drive on ASX 3 / on-demand four-wheel drive on ASX 4)
  • 112kW/260Nm 2.2-litre DI-D turbodiesel with on-demand all-wheel drive and a six-speed autobox.

In terms of fuel economy, the 1.6 turbodiesel with front-wheel drive is capable of 4.62 litres/100km on the official combined fuel economy cycle, 4WD versions 5.02/100, the 1.6 petrol and 2.2 turbo are each rated for 5.84/100.

2017 MITSUBISHI ASX: Four ranges, new cabin and external trim, diesel and petrol and AWD.
2017 MITSUBISHI ASX: Four ranges, new cabin and external trim, diesel and petrol and AWD.

Here’s what each model offers, according to Mitsubishi…

The ASX range for 2017

ASX 2: Entry model, with 16″ alloy wheel rims, front foul-weather lights, aircon, Bluetooth, USB port with iPhone compatibility, leather-trimmed steering-wheel; multi-function colour instrument display, power windows front and rear, rear privacy glass and arm supports front and rear.

Crash-mitigation/protection items include stability and traction control, hill-start assistance and seven crash bags.

UK list price equivalent to R272 000 (Nov 2016, all conversions for approximate guidance only in SA).

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ASX 3: Adds two-tone 18″ alloy wheels rims, black wheel-arch trim, auto aircon, keyless entry/operation, cruise control; auto lights and wipers, xenon super-HID ‘wide vision’ headlights (with washers), DAB radio and Bluetooth music streaming, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heatable front seats; power external and a reversing camera.

UK list prices: From the equivalent of about R346 000.

ASX 4: Adds standard all-wheel drive; option for 1.6 and 2.2 turbodiesels. Each adds leather upholstery, black roof rails, aluminium pedals, glass roof and a comms system which includes a 19cm HD touch-screen, satnav, DAB radio, CD player, SD card reader and reversing camera.

UK list prices: 1.6 turbodiesel Outlander 4×4 from the equivalent of R412 000, ASX 4 2.2 turbo diesel auto 4×4 from R436 000.

ASX 5: This model similar in concept to the Mitsubishi Outlander GX5 and Shogun SG5 with Nappa leather upholstery available in a choice of three colours – red, cream or grey – and a premium mat set. All seats are heatable, the driver’s also with power adjustment; two rear USB sockets, diode cabin lights and sill guards.

UK list prices: ASX 5 1.6 turbodiesel 4×4 from R458 000, top-of-the-range ASX 5 2.2 turbo auto 4×4 R482 000.

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