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Mitsubishi’s 2020 model year ASX makes its first public debut at Geneva motor show
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5 March 2019

Mitsubishi's facelifted ASX compact SUV has received its global unveiling at the Geneva motor show, following an initial reveal last month.

The Mazda CX-3 rival features an overhauled front-end design to bring it into line with the Eclipse Cross SUV, described as the latest evolution of the firm’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ front fascia. 

LED lighting also features front and rear, with milder styling changes at the back including a new skid plate design. Three new colours are also added.

A view of the new ASX’s interior is yet to be released, but Mitsubishi’s main selling point is a redesigned infotainment system. Not only does it feature a larger screen but it also receives TomTom sat-nav with real-time traffic information, and it will eventually come with an app system that conveys information about the car to your smartphone. New safety features include forward collision braking, blind spot assist and rear cross-traffic alert.

The biggest mechanical change is the complete rethink of the ASX’s engine range. The old 2.2-litre diesel unit has been dropped, and for European markets the sole engine choice is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder non-turbo petrol engine. It’s mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a CVT transmission with a ‘sports mode’ that mimics six physical gears.

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12 February 2019

"2.0-litre four-cylinder non-turbo petrol" with a CVT! sales in Europe will continue to disappoint then. 

"with a ‘sports mode’ that mimics six physical gears."  in a base SUV,  sorry sales will dive further.

12 February 2019
xxxx wrote:

"2.0-litre four-cylinder non-turbo petrol" with a CVT! sales in Europe will continue to disappoint then. 

"with a ‘sports mode’ that mimics six physical gears."  in a base SUV,  sorry sales will dive further.

Yes I can't imagine many European markets wanting this.

As now controlled by Nissan perhaps they wanted to put a hybrid system in it but were not allowed by Nissan/Renault, might be harmful to Qashqai or Kadjur sales if it was super low BIK competitor.

I also believe its why Nissan is not building the new X-Trail here now (not Brexit, convenient excuse though) as the X-Trail will feature hybrid a lot, I suspect Nissan want it in Japan with access to Mitsubishi, one of the most successful hybrid builders in the world.. hmm who would have predicted that? haha!

12 February 2019

It was once a best seller here in Norway (small market I know), and although the appeal has lessenend over time, it will most likely still sell well due to it's reliable, practicale and no-nonsense qualaties.

13 February 2019

The ASX is consistently a top 10 seller over here, even this late in the model life.  It's average, but look at the segment in which it competes, and it's much cheaper than equivalent dross from other brands.

12 February 2019

The 1.5 Turbo from the Eclipse Cross would've been better tbh.

12 February 2019

With the 6 Speed Manual.

12 February 2019

It's an incredibly boring design.  The Evoque has taught manufacturers nothing, has it?

12 February 2019

Nearly bought an old one years i wouldnt go near one. Only getting worse - apart from the new grille which seems to be the only improvement.

12 February 2019
Naturally aspirated 2.0 and a CVT. It's like they've looked at Subaru and thought "wow, they're selling loads in the UK, let's do what they do"

12 February 2019
We have a few of these at my work, I think all but one of them have visible rust on the tailgate/rear three-quarters areas. And that was within 4 or 5 years of new.


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