The Mitsubishi ASX has received a facelift for 2017 and a new 2-litre six-speed CVT derivative, for the lower-spec GL trim, has been added to the range.
The new ASX features a redesigned front grille, which is more prominent than its predecessor and will soon be seen on other models, such as the new Mitsubishi Outlander and the new Pajero Sport.
The interior of the new ASX features redesigned seat cushions “that are fashioned with long-distance passenger comfort as the main priority.”
The 2-litre MIVEC engine that produces 110 kW of power and 197Nm of torque is fitted to all of the ASX crossovers in the range, including the new 2.-litre GL derivative with CVT.
The ASX features a comprehensive safety suite and and boasts a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. In addition to the standard ABS, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assistance (BAS), the GLS derivatives gain electronic active stability and traction control (ASTC) and hill start assist (HSA) as standard. They are also fitted with LED running lights.
Bluetooth with voice control, cruise control, a multi-function steering wheel, electric windows, air conditioning, rear park distance control and automatic lights as standard on all models. GLX and GLS derivatives also offer a full-length panoramic glass roof, keyless operation, a full colour touch-screen infotainment system, heated leather seats in the front, and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, as well as a rear-view camera.
This practical and sumptuous crossover has a decent ground clearance of 195mm and offers 1 193-litres of storage space with the rear seats lowered.
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 ASX is sold with a comprehensive 5-year / 90 000 km service plan and 3-year / 100 000 km manufacturer’s warranty.