Mitsubishi to Launch 1.6-liter ASX in China
Just like the Chinese Qashqai, Mitsubishi might offer the 1.6-liter ASX with a manual transmission, China Car Times writes, but the Japanese carmaker is also looking into ways to introduce a 1.8-liter configuration with automatic unit.
Mitsubishi is trying to launch the ASX in most large markets around the world, as it now plays the key crossover role in the whole range. The company also debuted the car Down Under earlier this year, thus becoming the first diesel engined passenger vehicle sold by Mitsubishi in Australia.
“The all-new ASX will provide a logical bridge between our popular Lancer and Outlander line-ups, and ensure all our Mitsubishi customers have an even greater range of vehicles to choose from,” Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) president and chief executive officer, Masahiko Takahashi said in a release earlier this year when the company officially introduced the newly-launched ASX in Australia.
“Significantly, the ASX will enable us to compete in the new, fast-growing two-wheel drive compact SUV market segment, and allow us to attract new customers to the Mitsubishi brand,” he added.