The new one is still due in late 2022 Mitsubishi ASX can be ordered, the first models will be delivered to dealers in early 2023. In terms of price, the Japanese should be in the region of its technological brother, which currently starts at 23,150 euros.
The new ASX will be tougher than ever
The front and side air intakes are not only visual, but also functional, directing air from the front to the front and rear wheels. Basically, his body shape is already dated Renault known. There is no logo on the back, making room for a rear camera.
In terms of specifications, the new ASX has fallen significantly short of competing in the compact SUV segment. With a length of 4.29 meters, it is almost 14 centimeters shorter than its predecessor, it has also lost seven centimeters in height and has a three-centimeter shorter wheelbase, which is visible in the interior.
Dimensions at a glance:
• height: 4228 mm (-137 mm to previous)
• Broad: 1797 mm (+27 mm to previous)
• Height: 1573 mm (-67 mm to previous)
• the wheel: 2639 mm (- 31 mm to previous)
• trunk volume: 265 (plug-in) / 422 – 1475 liters (depending on engine)
The new ASX’s smaller dimensions are particularly noticeable in the interior, with tall people quickly gaining legroom and headroom. You should also keep your head on the safe side when entering because of the slightly sloping roofline. And the trunk also had to lose something, now it gives between 265 liters (plug hybrid) and 422 liters (combustion engine).
New infotainment and more assistants
Good details: the dashboard and front door panels are covered with soft-touch surfaces and feel quite smooth, unusual in this class. On the back, these soft-touch features were abandoned and hard plastic was used extensively.
In addition to navigation and other services, the central screen can also be used to control driving modes, there are three of them. Eco mode is responsible for high efficiency, Sport for powerful output. The third driving mode Pure represents purely electric driving and is reserved for plug-in hybrids.
Initially there will be five engines under the hood. The entry is a one-liter three-cylinder with turbocharging and 91 hp (67 kW) and a maximum torque of 160 Nm. Above that is a 1.3-liter four-cylinder, also with forced air intake and 140. hp (103 kW) and 260 Nm. There is also a six-speed manual transmission.
Who is there? 1.3er selects automatic (7-speed DSG), gets 158 hp A few extra horses and ten Newton meters more peak torque.
No diesel and no all-wheel drive variant
In addition, there is a complete hybrid in the program, in which the original 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine reaches 143. hp (105 kW), the plug-in hybrid comes with the same 1.6Naturally aspirated gasoline engine with 160 hp.
A diesel variant of the new ASX is not offered, and the predecessor’s CVT transmission is history. Four-wheel drive is flying out of the program, all engines will come with front-wheel drive. A bit of a shame, but if the price is right in the end, the ASX should be able to hold its own.