Mitsubishi ASX 2019 review

Mitsubishi ASX front three quarter

Ageing ASX is spruced up with new front end and better technology, but can it cut it in such a competitive segment?

It’s hard to ignore the Mitsubishi ASX’s perennial problem: outstanding rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca. The ASX is an aged car – first launched in 2010 and with numerous facelifts since – so it’s no surprise that it’s time for another reinvention to keep up with dramatically newer cars. Why no all-new ASX yet? Word is that Mitsubishi has held off launching a new model until it can fully utilise the platforms and technology provided by its alliance with Renault-Nissan, formed in 2017. Then there’s the recently launched Eclipse Cross. Confusingly, it’s also a Qashqai rival, but the plan is that a next-gen ASX will be more compact than today’s, bringing it inline with the Nissan Juke. For now, the ASX and Eclipse Cross are competing in a similar space, albeit with the ASX being slightly smaller and cheaper.  This latest ASX facelift includes a new front end, bringing the design in line with the revised L200, extra safety systems such as a low-speed braking system and updated infotainment, increasing the screen from seven to eight inches as well as offering TomTom nav and real-time traffic information.The engine line-up is also simplified with just one option, a 148bhp 2.0-litre petrol with five-speed manual or CVT and two- or four-wheel drive. 

Source: Autocar Online

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