Currently reading: Geneva motor show 2010: Mitsubishi ASX SUV
Five-seater on sale in UK this summer
Autocar
News
1 min read
2 March 2010

This is the Mitsubishi ASX compact crossover, a Nissan Qashqai and Hyundai iX35 rival which whas been unveiled at the Geneva motor show.

The ASX is European-spec version of the all-new Japanese RVR. The five-seater is slated to go on sale in Japan from February 2010 and the UK this summer.

Mitsubishi ASX pics

At 4300mm long it’s slightly shorter than a Qashqai or a Focus. It’s based on the same platform as the Lancer, and should be available with four-wheel drive.

The best-selling engine is expected to be an all-new Euro 5-compliant 1.8-litre turbocharged direct-injection diesel with stop-start technology, which will be linked to a six-speed gearbox.

The ASX was originally show as the cX concept in 2008, but the production car is far more conventional than the show car. Nevertheless, it retains some of the concept’s detailing, such as the sharp crease running from the front wings into the rear doors.

The ASX is part of the firm’s plan to move away from the image of a manufacturer of big SUVs as it repositions itself as a maker of smaller, more efficient cars.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.ukSee all the latest Mitsubishi reviews, news and video

Advertisement
Advertisement

Find an Autocar review

Join the debate

Comments
11
Add a comment…
Freelance journo 22 January 2010

Re: Mitsubishi ASX SUV revealed

Steven A, you so obviously work for Mitsubishi that it's embarrassing. And I don't have an "Agenda", I don't even know what that car is. Didn't Hillman make it?

Jon Hardcastle 20 January 2010

Re: Mitsubishi ASX SUV revealed

The only thing stopping this car from being lost in a crowd is the new wide mouthed grill on the front. This new corporate front end works much better on the Lancer than it does here. The rest of the car is unassuming.

deepheatthemovie 20 January 2010

Re: Mitsubishi ASX SUV revealed

Steven A wrote:
Firstly unlike some others here I will remain objective and unbias in my comments.

Steven A wrote:
The current "jet fighter" nose design is the new family look and I personally like it, its both agressive and stunning.
Steven A wrote:
infact I dont even own a Mitsubishi and furthermore world wide journalists and owners agree that the engineering and over products are brilliant.
Steven A wrote:
Geez even Jeremy Clarkson has been impressed and thats saying something. For anyone making rediculous statements that Mitsubishi has lost the plot must have an agenda.
Steven A wrote:
Mitsubishi has been creating innovative new vehicles and will continue to do so and I also look forward to the new i-Miev mass production electric vehicle that the world cant wait to get their hands on, in fact thousands of order's have already been placed.
Steven A wrote:
Thanks to all for making worthwhile contributions here and GO MITSUBISHI!.

Objective and unbiased? OK then.


Find an Autocar car review