Mitsubishi ASX to be unveiled at Geneva
February 17, 2019
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will unveil its new ASX compact SUV for 2020 at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show early next month.
Since its launch in 2009, 1.32 million ASX models have been sold in around 90 countries, with the biggest markets being North America, Europe, Australia and China. Currently the third-highest selling vehicle offered by the Japanese manufacturer, the ASX is key to the company’s global strategy.
The ASX is designed for the city and beyond, offering wide-ranging versatility that makes it perfect for everything from everyday use to exciting adventures. Its lightweight, compact body combined with an SUV’s commanding driver sight-lines give the car impressive handling and easy drivability.
For European markets, ASX is powered by a 2.0L MIVEC 16-valve engine equipped with either a five-speed manual transmission or the INVECS-III CVT with six-speed Sports Mode. Both two and four-wheel-drive versions are available.
The Mitsubishi ASX also delivers reassurance and safety, with features including the RISE impact safety body and a Forward Collision Mitigation braking system.
From the front, new ASX brings an evolution in Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield front design concept. The bumper embraces the central protective shape from both sides and the squared horizontal and vertical line treatment of the grille and the skid plate under the bumper expresses strength and toughness. The new styling makes the bonnet deeper, adding to the presence projected by the front end. And the distinctive LED lighting layout, which locates the indicators and fog lamps at the ends of the bumper, stamps a Mitsubishi brand look on the front end.
At the back, ASX has LED rear combination lamps (except indicators) in a sharp-looking design that stretches across the width of the car and accentuates the wide stance. The skid plate styling of the underside of the bumper projects a look of strength.
Three new colours are available called Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange and Oak Brown.
Within the car, the Smartphone-link Display Audio has been improved and now offers more advanced connectivity. The size of the display has been increased from seven to eight inches. Videos stored on USB memory sticks can also now be viewed on the SDA screen when the vehicle is stationary. Top trim level models come equipped with a TomTom navigation system and real-time traffic information can now be accessed by connecting to the internet using a smartphone.
Available soon will be an app that utilises speedometer, odometer, warning lamp and other vehicle information. The app will check fuel levels and provide navigation to the nearest filling stations, and will also provide guidance on optimum maintenance and inspection intervals.