Biggest Facelift Yet For Ageing ASX


They've only gone and updated the Mitsubishi ASX - again.

Mitsubishi has done the unthinkable and revealed a facelifted of its ASX crossover, only two months after releasing a Limited Edition version locally late last year.

The ASX occupies a curious position in Mitsubishi’s product portfolio. Despite the shared platform - which also originally underpinned Peugeot’s 4008 and Citroen’s C4 Aircross – being nearly a decade old, the ASX remains credibly popular in certain global markets.

When Mitsubishi’s sales were totaled for last year, ASX tallied as its third most popular product. So, what’s new about this latest ASX, due for its official debut at the Geneva auto who in early March? The styling is now closer to the latest Triton bakkie and Pajero Sport, with shiny grille details and inserts around the headlamps dominating the ASX’s front aspect. A pseudo skidplate underscores the redesigned front bumper.

ASX’s illumination is now powered by improved LEDs both front and rear, whilst there is greater overall colour coding harmonising the seven available hues.

The only notable change inside this refreshed ASX concerns its infotainment interface, which grows from 7- to 8-inches while retaining convergence with the popular Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Smartphone mirroring functions whilst on the move. Sophisticated TomTom navigation with real-time traffic awareness will be factory fitted to the higher grades of these new ASXs.

We'll have more details when the vehicle is officially unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

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