Mitsubishi has given its evergreen ASX a substantial facelift for 2020. The new model features a new front end, improved styling, as well as an enhanced interior and mechanics.
The newly designed frontal exterior includes a new bonnet, LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) as well as LED fog lamps with integrated turning signals, a redesigned radiator grille and a brand-new front bumper face.
At the rear the new ASX receives a new lighting package as well – LED brake lights, LED taillights, LED reverse lights and integrated turning signals in the one-piece cluster.
Seen from the side, the new 2020 model boasts a variety of new features, including new 18-inch alloy wheels, while seen from the rear, the bumper was redesigned to complement the refreshed design of the front bumper.
The enhanced interior includes a variety of new features in the centre of the front console housing the cabin controls, including Mitsubishi’s improved new Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) with a new 8-inch WVGA display and touch controls as well as USB power supply for your mobile phone. The SDA also includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The new ASX benefits from a new grain for the black leather upholstery throughout.
The extended list of features includes electric power steering with a tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column, the multi-function leather steering wheel connected to the new SDA as well as cruise control, fully automatic air-conditioning and electric windows front and rear.
The ASX uses the latest version of its 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, developing 110kW and 197Nm of torque.
The ASX is now also available with a six-step CVT for improved performance, fuel efficiency and added a new “Ds” position for the Sport Mode gear shift control, which maintains sport mode even after a stop, providing the driver with improved driving pleasure and comfort. The ASX is also available in a 5-speed manual transmission.
On the safety front, the ASX now boasts Hill Start Assist (HSA) and ASTC – an important safety feature in rain and on gravel roads whilst manoeuvring.
Apart from additional features, the new ASX retains its advanced passive and active safety technology, including a 7-airbag system for increased safety for every seat. The advanced RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body Construction is an all-direction collision safety design.
Other ASX highlights includes its multi-function steering wheel which offers complete control over the built-in new Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) with Bluetooth, CarPlay and Voice Recognition systems as well as cruise control. The new ASX also boasts a Keyless Operating System with a unique Smart Key that works within a 70 cm radius from the vehicle for easy locking and unlocking. Once inside, the driver can start the engine with the touch of a button.
The ASX is covered by Mitsubishi Motors’ Manufacturer’s Warranty of 3 years or 100 000km, a 5-year / 90 000 km Service Plan and a
5-year / unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance. Service intervals are scheduled at every 15 000 km or once a year.
ASX 5-speed M/T R379 995
ASX 6-speed A/T CVT R399 995