The first detailed information about the new generation Mitsubishi ASX has recently appeared. We remind: the compact Mitsubishi ASX SUV was released in 2010 and has since received several significant updates that have significantly changed its appearance. At the same time, it got numerous competitors, even from “relatives”. For example, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross looks more attractive and modern, while actually “playing” in a similar class with the ASX model.
So, the developers of the Mitsubishi ASX faced the challenge not just to update the car again, to completely change its position. The first “teasers” of the new Mitsubishi ASX have already promised us an interesting design: crossover coupe style, sloping roof, front with narrow stripes, and inflated wheel arches.
But now some information about the technical equipment of the car has been added to the general outlines of the design. First, the new generation Mitsubishi ASX SUV will receive traditional and hybrid gasoline engines. The base will be a 91-horsepower 1-liter “three” with a turbine that will work exclusively in conjunction with the ICPS. If you want to get an automated gearbox, you have to choose a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine (140-160 hp), which can be supplemented by a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch transmission.
In addition, the new model promises a 145-horsepower hybrid based on the atmospheric 1.6-liter engine. It is still unknown whether this will be a conventional hybrid (HEV) or a hybrid with the possibility of recharging (PHEV). However, if the latter, you can count on a battery of about 10 kWh and 50-60 km of power reserve on electricity.
Secondly, the new Mitsubishi ASX will probably be built on the CMF-B platform. This means that the car will be smaller in size and will most likely have only front-wheel drive. But it also means that the new Mitsubishi ASX will have many safety systems: line control, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. Given Mitsubishi’s partnership, it looks like the new generation of ASX will be based on cars Nissan Juke and Renault Captur: identical platform, petrol 1- and 1.3-liter engines, availability of hybrid versions…
However, this will not be a 100% “clone”, but rather the use of common technologies. However, more detailed information will appear later when the car debuts in its serial version. It is expected that this will happen this fall. We hope to meet the new Mitsubishi ASX in a peaceful and prosperous Ukraine!