The Mitsubishi ASX compact crossover has been updated for 2017 with fresh styling changes as well as the addition of a new value-for-money derivative. Take a look at the details below…
The ASX compact crossover has received a number of styling updates for 2017, now featuring the company’s new Dynamic Shield design language. Mitsubishi has also bolstered the ASX range with the addition of a new 2.0-litre, 6-speed CVT derivative that’s priced just below R400 000.
“We have to address the current affordability needs of our customers. Today’s economy often forces buyers to opt for lower-spec vehicles, but our new ASX 2.0 GL CVT derivative offers the comfort and efficiency of Mitsubishi’s CVT transmission as well as its impressive standard specification in a truly attractive package. When you consider Mitsubishi’s world-class safety ratings, the new ASX 2.0 GL CVT is easily the best sub R400 000 vehicle on the market” says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa.
The ASX is the first model in Mitsubishi’s lineup to feature the new Dynamic Shield design language, which incorporates a much bolder grille design. The design will be carried over to other models such as the new Outlander and Pajero Sport. The ASX also benefits from redesigned seat cushions that offer higher levels of comfort.
Engine Power and Features
A new 2.0-litre CVT derivative joins the ASX range in 2017, priced from R399 900.
There are now five derivatives in the ASX range, all powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine offering 110 kW and 197 Nm of torque. The front-wheel drive ASX is offered with either a CVT or 5-speed manual transmission. Mitsubishi claims 7.5 L/100 km for the manual derivatives and 7.6 L/100 km for derivatives equipped with the CVT.
In terms of safety, the ASX is equipped with 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and ISOFIX child seat mountings. The ASX also carries a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
All ASX GLS derivatives offer LED daytime running lights, hill start assist and electronic active stability control and traction control as standard.
Convenience features include Bluetooth with voice control, cruise control, electric windows, air conditioning, multifunction steering wheel and rear park distance control. Rain-sensing windscreen wipers and automatic headlights are also standard on all models.
GLS and GLX derivatives are equipped with a panoramic glass roof, a full-color touchscreen infotainment system, heated front seats, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and a rear-view camera. A Rockford and Fosgate sound system is also fitted for GLS derivatives.
Mitsubishi ASX – Price in South Africa
2.0 MIVEC GL 5-speed M/T – R364 900
2.0 MIVEC GL 6-speed CVT - R399 900
2.0 MIVEC GLX 5-speed M/T - R399 900
2.0 MIVEC GLS 5-speed M/T RF - R414 900
2.0 MIVEC GLS 6-speed CVT RF - R434 900
The Mitsubishi ASX is sold with a 3-year/100 000 km warranty and a 5-year/90 000 km service plan.
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