Following the arrival of the new Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has launched its new Compact SUV Range strategy aligning its compact sport utility vehicles on a variety of value points.
“The latest addition to the range, the Eclipse Cross, is a cross-over that fits neatly in a Compact SUV sandwich with the ASX at the bottom and the Outlander on top,” says Campbell. “From a price point of view, our Compact SUV range is quite comprehensive in terms of covering the needs of our customers.”
As standard the ASX comes with a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with 110kW and 197Nm on tap. It can be mated to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed CVT gearbox.
The ASX comes with advanced passive and active safety technology and is equipped with 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. The result is improved safety for all occupants, regardless of impact direction.
Enhancing the ASX’s safety performance, both models are fully equipped with Side Impact Protection Bars, a Collapsible Steering Column, Brake Pedal Recession Protection and Whiplash Injury Reduction Seats.
Other ASX highlights include the boot space (normally 442 litres) that can easily be transformed into an enormous 1193 litres, simply by folding the seats forward. The multi-function steering wheel offers complete control over the built-in Bluetooth and Voice Recognition systems as well as cruise control, while both models also boast 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.
ASX ES M/T R359 995
ASX ES CVT R379 995.