New Mitsubishi ASX Goes Down Under
“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,” MMAL’s president and chief executive officer, Masahiko Takahashi said in a release.
“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.
As a two-wheel drive, the ASX 2WD will come with a 110kW/197Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine coupled with either five-speed manual gearbox or a continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The mid range ASX 4WD comes with 110kW/300Nm 1.8-litre turbodiesel engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, resulting in a fuel consumption of just 5.9 l/100km and CO2 emissions of only 154 g/km.
According to Mitsubishi, the 2.0-litre petrol engine with CVT and the 1.8-litre diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission are offered as standard on both the ASX 4WD variant and the top of the range ASX Aspire.
Masahiko Takahashi is very optimistic about the future of the new ASX on the Australian market. “The design blueprint for the original Concept-cX was to combine the best attributes of both passenger vehicles and SUVs, and the Mitsubishi designers have nailed it. And our customers agree. The ASX has received terrific reviews from both Japanese and European media, and the initial sales response has been fantastic,” he said.