Mitsubishi South Africa has added another derivative to its ASX line-up and although the exterior remains unchanged - since the car was upgraded early in January, the 2014 model gains changes to the interior, comes with extra equipment and revised prices.
The ASX, which was introduced to the SA market in September 2011 has already sold more than 3 500 units locally, with global sales in more than 100 countries already exceeding 380 000 units.
More value-added features over its predecessorThe five models are the GL, GLX, a new derivative, the GLS with five-speed manual gearbox and Rockford audio system, GLS with CVT and GLS with CVT with a Rockford Fosgate sound system. The range is further available in a wide choice of colours: Cool Silver Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, Red Metallic, Titanium Grey and White Pearl.
The models also have a dark titanium colour centre panel, an upgraded audio system with four speakers and two tweeters on the GL and GLX models as standard. There’s an optional Rockford Fosgate system on GLS derivatives which incorporates a 500W subwoofer plus nine speakers. In addition the GLX models get a multimedia touchscreen, rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, a full glass roof, auto aircon, leather and heatable seats, indicators in the side mirrors and 17-inch alloy rims. The GLS offers HID headlamps (on CVT models), Active Stability Control and Electronic Traction Control.
PowertrainThe powertrain is also one other thing that hasn’t changed. The 2014 Mitsubishi ASX is still equipped with the same 2.0-litre petrol engine, with a choice of five-speed manual or six-step continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel consumption is also still claimed at 7.5-litres/100km.
SafetyStandard safety features include seven airbags, Mitsubishi Dakar developed Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell, ABS brakes with electronic brake distribution (EBD), cruise control which is controllable from the steering wheel, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, automatic lighting control according to the ambient light and brake assist (BAS) with Isofix fittings for child seats.
2014 Mitsubishi ASX PriceMitsubishi ASX GL Manual – R284 900
Mitsubishi ASX GLX Manual – R309 900
Mitsubishi ASX GLS Manual Rockford Fosgate – R322 900
Mitsubishi ASX GLS CVT – R339 900
Mitsubishi ASX GLS CVT Rockford Fosgate – R349 900
The 2014 Mitsubishi ASX is covered by a 3-year/100 000km warranty and comes with a 5-year/90 000km service plan, with service intervals every 15 000km.