Mitsubishi ASX 2023 Model Unveiled In Europe
This new Mitsubishi ASX might be offered in ASEAN if there is regional assembly being planned.
The ASX (also called RVR or Outlander Sport in some markets) is a compact SUV and one of Mitsubishi Motors’ core models which was introduced to Europe in 2010. In case you didn’t know this, ASX stands for ‘Active Smart Crossover’ and was probably Malaysia’s first compact SUV.
Now comes a third generation ASX, yes the second generation (Eclipse) never made it Malaysia, but it did do rather well in Singapore.
Based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-B platform, the new ASX is a compact SUV supplied by Renault and developed specifically for the European market.
The model will be manufactured at Renault’s Valladolid plant in Spain and will be in Mitsubishi Motors’ showrooms in select European markets from March 2023.
The new ASX features a flowing silhouette from the front to the rear, and the character line which rises toward the rear combines with the floating roof to give the vehicle a dynamic styling that expresses its agile driving.
An element of Mitsubishi Motors’ Dynamic Shield design concept is added to the front face, with a robust grille staging the iconic three-diamond logo. Further, sleek body sides and wide shoulders emphasize the powerfulness of the vehicle as it firmly grips the ground.
This new generation ASX features a wide range of powertrain options to match today’s varying needs in Europe (ASEAN markets not included).
Topping the line-up will be the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model with a 1.6-liter petrol engine, two electric motors (an alternator-starter and a main motor), an automatic, multi-mode gearbox, and a 10.5 kWh battery.
The full hybrid (HEV) model is comprised of a 1.6-liter petrol engine with two electric motors, an automatic, multi-mode gearbox, and a 1.3 kWh battery. The mild hybrid model combines a 1.3-liter direct injection turbo with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed double-clutch automatic transmission (7DCT), and the entry model is available with a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.
Inside, a spacious cargo area and sliding rear bench enhance convenience for users. A Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) is located at the center of the instrument panel, and the Multi-Sense system controlled via the SDA allows the driver to select the drive mode that best suits their preference.
In addition, advanced driver assistance systems such as MI-PILOT single-lane driver assistance technology for highways, which integrates Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Centering Assist (LCA), are available to support safe driving.