Mitsubishi unveils new ASX PHEV based on Renault

Mitsubishi unveils new ASX PHEV based on Renault

Mitsubishi has introduced the new ASX for Europe. The new version of the small SUV, which is an offshoot of the Captur that has been produced by Groupe Renault competitor since 2020, is available as a plug-in hybrid, a full hybrid and a mini hybrid.

The plug-in combination is therefore also compatible with the known driver from Captur. The 1.6 liter petrol engine is combined with two electric motors, resulting in a total system output of 116 kW and 300 Nm of torque. The heart of the PHEV drivetrain is a so-called “multi-mode” gearbox.

The 10.5 kWh battery enables an all-electric range of up to 49 km. The ASX is also Mitsubishi’s first model in Europe with a full hybrid vehicle. This also combines a 1.6 liter petrol engine with two electric motors. The battery capacity here is 1.3 kWh.

There are no major changes to the body compared to Renault’s technology sponsors – except for the brand logos, of course. Comparing the logo, Mitsubishi has chosen a slightly different design for the radiator grille. At the back, like Renault (and previously unusual for Mitsubishi), capital letters are now attached instead of the diamond logo.

The new Mitsubishi ASX will be in sales rooms in March 2023. Mitsubishi has not yet announced the price, but the Captur plug-in hybrid is currently available from Renault from 29,900 euros in Techno equipment.