Mitsubishi has unveiled the ASX, a compact crossover with ICE, hybrid, and PHEV options. The only discernible change between the new model and the Renault Captur is to the front grille decorations. The Renault Captur's wheels are even the same. The CMF-B platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance underpins the ASX.
The vehicle's grille features bracket-shaped trim on the front, and the headlights have a sophisticated design with running lights in the shape of hooks below the main bulbs. The crossover is available in six colors, while higher-level models have a black roof option.
The new ASX has the following dimensions: 4,228 mm long, 1,797 mm broad, and 1,573 mm tall. This addition allows the cargo area volume to increase from 332 liters to 401 liters.
The interior of the ASX can appear significantly different depending on the trim level. Customers have the option of purchasing a sophisticated 10.25 digital driver display with 3D navigation and full customization.
An analog instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch screen is included in the base model's interior. Additionally, the range-topping model comes with a 10.25-inch digital instrument display or a 7.0-inch version. A 9.3-inch display with a portrait arrangement is an improvement that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These can wirelessly connect to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Drivers may select their driving mode from this as well as manage entertainment features and the ambient lighting, which has eight different color options for the people within.
Fans of the French vehicle will recognize the engine choices that Mitsubishi has ripped off from Renault. A 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine with 90 horsepower is the base model in the lineup.
The next engine is a 1.3-liter gasoline turbocharged engine with 12-volt mild-hybrid technology and two power outputs. The powerplant is available with either a 155-horsepower, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or 138-horsepower, six-speed manual transmission.
Thanks to a 1.6-liter gas engine with two electric motors and an automated multimode gearbox, the ASX is also the first full hybrid Mitsubishi being offered in Europe. This engine has 141 horsepower.
The 1.6-liter plug-in hybrid powerplant completes the range. The 10.5 kWh battery and two electric motors together allow the ASX to travel up to 49 kilometers on energy alone. The engine can generate 157 horsepower.
Additionally, the 2023 ASX has a number of cutting-edge safety features. These include active lane maintaining, traffic sign recognition, and a standard rear-end collision warning system with emergency braking aid, pedestrian, and bike identification. There are other features including active lane tracking, speed warning, adaptive cruise control, and high-beam assistance.
The top-tier versions also come with MI-PILOT, which combines active lane centering and adaptive cruise control.
Beginning in March 2023, the new 2023 Mitsubishi ASX will be sold in Germany and a few other European countries where the brand is still present. The car won't be offered for sale in the UK.
Mitsubishi has not yet disclosed the new ASX's price. Ahead of the crossover's launch, anticipate the arrival of those specifics.