Standing for ‘Active Sports Crossover’, the ASX bridges the gap between Mitsubishi’s conventional passenger cars and its rugged off‐roaders. Practicality and versatility are keys to the appeal of the ASX. With a wheelbase to match the Outlander, passenger space is generous, with the flexible seating inside giving the ASX real versatility for customers looking for a practical, enjoyable car.
There are 5 trims available in the range from the ASX 2 up to the ASX 5. Bluetooth hands-free phone kit - Seven airbags - Air conditioning - Mitsubishi Active Stability & Traction Control (M-ASTC) - Alarm system with keyless entry - Hill start assist (HSA) - Electric windows and heated folding door mirrors - Tyre pressure monitoring system - Front fog lights with blub type daytime running lights - Privacy glass - Chrome window beltline - Shark fin antenna - Low washer fluid warning light all come as standard on the ASX. The ASX 5 comes with Premium Nappa leather interior - Premium quality mat set - Heated rear seats - Twin rear USB charging port - Front and rear blue LED mood lighting - LED interior lights - Front door entry guards - Aluminium sports pedals - Integrated LED DRL and LED front fog lamps. The nose gets Mitsubishi’s latest ‘dynamic shield’ design treatment, with body-coloured tabs extending inwards from the headlights to mimic impact protection, bordering a broader, blacked-out grille treatment. There's also a new colour available - Lightning Blue
There is a new premium feel to the interior and a panoramic roof is available on some models ASX 4 and above. The rear seating has been upgraded to improve passenger comfort and there are some piano black upgrades to the steering wheel.
The ASX provides passengers with a spacious cabin along with comfortable seating to relax and enjoy their journeys. Adjustable heated leather seats are included in the ASX 5 model to enhance passenger relaxation during the Mitsubishi driving experience. The interior has been fashioned in a suave black trim which adds an elegant dimension and contrast to the resourceful ASX.
The ASX offers drivers a choice of 3 engines to select from, these include the; 1.6 Petrol, 1.6 Diesel and 2.2 Diesel options with stop start and 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive options.
There's a 115bhp 1.6-litre petrol mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, which is front-wheel drive only and returns 48.7mpg and 135g/km.
The 112bhp 1.6-litre diesel is the most economical in terms economy figures as it returns up to 61.4mpg and emissions of 119g/km in two-wheel drive form, while the four-wheel drive version returns 56.5mpg and 132g/km.
There's also a 148hp 2.2-litre diesel engine with four-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic gearbox with economy figures of 48.7mpg and 152g/km.
The Mitsubishi ASX takes safety very seriously and is an integral part of the cars design. The vehicle was rewarded for its meticulous approach to safety by receiving the highest rating from EURO NCAP, a 5 star rating. Every ASX model comes equipped with seven airbags which allows all passengers to remain safe and secure in the event of an accident.
Additionally the ASX model has a built in Active Stability Control which automatically controls the brakes and engine output to correct the vehicle and prevent aquaplaning. The car is also aided with an intelligent Traction Control system that prevents the cars wheels from spinning in adverse weather conditions like heavy snow. Another impressive safety feature is the Brake Override System which gives priority over to braking when the accelerator and brake pedals are accidentally pressed at the same time. There is also an Emergency Stop Signal System included within the cars ECU which automatically switches on the vehicles hazard lights when heavy braking is applied, to warn motorists behind the driver.
The ASX has a 4WD System that provides enhanced grip whilst in extreme weather conditions like snow or heavy rain and aids the driver when tackling rough terrains. The 4WD system also offers greater strength in a towing situation.