From looks to technology and increased engine power, there’re upgrades galore to this city SUV.

The Mitsubishi ASX, the company’s original and smallest SUV, is all grown up. The model now adopts the latest Dynamic Shield design language with LED headlights and taillights. There is also a fresh rear skid plate finished in silver to give a more rugged appearance, with a similar upgrade to the front bumper to complete the look. LED taillights work with conventional turn indicators in the reconfigured tail lamps, while a new rear fascia and bumper design deletes a lot of chrome work and sharpens the visage.


The 2.0-litre engine gives plenty of power and MIVEC technology allows the engine to combine maximum power output, fuel efficiency, and environmental performance. Torque is 197Nm at 4,200rpm generating a maximum output of 110kW.

The MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspensions make driving on rough roads smooth and comfortable, while the shock absorbers and stabilisers are precision-tuned for responsive handling and sporty, comfortable performance.

On the road, drivers can choose between three driving modes, dictated by driving style and road conditions, for fuel efficiency and outstanding 4WD performance. The engine is teamed with the INVECS-III (Intelligent & Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System) CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), ideally tuned to deliver effortless acceleration from any speed.

The Active Stability Control system uses onboard sensors to analyse the vehicle’s motion and identify lateral wheel slippage. By governing engine output and applying braking power to the appropriate wheels, ASC helps to maintain stability and control. In addition, a gear shift indicator in the multi-information display recommends the best shift timing for current driving conditions.

Safety at its Best

The new Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with plenty of enhanced safety features, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Lane Change Assist (LCA). The available seven-airbag system helps protect every passenger in every seat.

The T-shaped rear combination lamps have a wide and stable look and feel and the brake lights illuminate independently for better visibility. When Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is active, an indicator appears in the combination meter display.

The new ASX is also equipped with Hill Start Assist (HSA) and when sudden braking is detected, the Emergency Stop Signal System helps reduce the chance of a rear collision by automatically flashing hazards to warn the driver behind.


The ASX boasts up to 358 litres of cargo space, even with five occupants on board. The wide tailgate opening and low cargo floor make loading and unloading fuss-free and the back seat can also be used in full-flat or 60:40 split options to transport larger items. The model also now has a panoramic glass roof which, at night, is attractively illuminated with LED lamps. Rugged yet sporty, the roof rails accentuate the flowing roof lines of the ASX.


The new ASX is equipped with state-of-the-art technology features, including an 8-inch display monitor that makes navigation and rear-view camera easier to use.

With Smartphone-Link Display Audio (SDA), you can go where you want, when you want and SDA also helps operate map settings, music playback, and calls all with voice actions for a safer drive. The ASX presents Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems allowing the use of various apps for both driver and passengers. ✤