Mitsubishi’s revised 2017 ASX crossover will hit UK dealerships starting November 1st.
The refreshed ASX boasts Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Shield” visual identity, as well as a shark-fin antenna, revised seat cushions, new seat upholstery across the range and a new “Lightning Blue” exterior color.
The range itself has also been changed as far as what the versions are called as Mitsubishi have returned to the straightforward ASX 2, ASX 3, ASX 4 and ASX 5 format to go with the updated trim levels.
As for engines, they have been carried over from the outgoing model. This means that customers will still be able to choose between the 117 HP 1.6-liter MIVEC petrol, the 114 HP 1.6-liter DI-D diesel and the 150 HP 2.2-liter DI-D diesel engines.
With the ASX 2 being the entry-point to the ASX range, it’s comforting to know that Mitsubishi is still offering a high level of standard equipment which includes 16″ alloys, front fog lamps, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port with iPhone compatibility, leather-trimmed steering wheel, multifunction color instrument display, electric windows front & rear, rear privacy glass and arm rests for front & rear occupants. Standard safety gear includes Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control, Hill Start Assist and seven airbags.
Moving further up in the range is the ASX 3 which for £18,349 (1.6 petrol) and £20,349 (1.6 diesel) adds two-tone 18″ alloys, black wheel-arch garnishes, automatic climate control, keyless entry & operation, cruise control, automatic light and rain sensors, xenon headlights with washers, DAB radio and Bluetooth music streaming, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, heated front seats, electric-folded door mirrors and a reversing camera which is new on 2017MY versions.
The ASX 4 features four-wheel drive as standard and is available with the 1.6 diesel and 2.2-liter diesel automatic. Other standard features include leather upholstery, black roof rails, an aluminum pedal kit (new for 2017), panoramic glass roof and the Mitsubishi Multi Communication System. Pricing starts at £24,249 for the 1.6-liter diesel 4WD model and £25,649 for the 2.2-liter diesel automatic 4WD.
Finally, the ASX 5 is supposed to be the premium edition of the ASX, due in January 2017. The seats are covered in rich Nappa leather (choice of three colors), while features such as the heated rear seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat, twin rear USB charging ports, LED interior lighting and front-door entry guards are standard.
The Mitsubishi ASX 5 1.6 turbo diesel 4WD will retail from £26,949, while the 2.2-liter diesel model will cost upwards of £28,349.