2020 Mitsubishi ASX/Outlander Sport Reveals Comprehensive Makeover (Live Pics)

Mitsubishi has unveiled its significantly updated ASX compact SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.

Mind you, it’s not an all-new model but yet another facelift for the SUV that’s also known as RVR in Asia and Outlander Sport in North America.

In all fairness, though, it’s the most comprehensive one so far since its launch in 2009 and brings it in line with some of Mitsubishi’s newest products such as the Eclipse Cross.

The front end sees the bulk of updates, receiving Mitsubishi’s “Dynamic Shield” front design concept. It features a prominent grille, new headlights that are very similar to those of the Eclipse Cross, a distinctive LED cluster incorporating the turn signals and fog lamps, as well as a new bumper that integrates a skid plate.

Changes at the rear consist of new LED taillights as well as a new bumper featuring a skid plate for a more rugged look. Other exterior updates include the addition of three new colors: Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange, and Oak Brown.

Inside, the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX sees improvements to the Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) infotainment system that now features a larger 8-inch touchscreen, TomTom navigation system on top trim level models, as well as an app that will check fuel remaining and provide navigation to the nearest fuel stations, plus guidance on optimum maintenance and inspection intervals.

In Europe, the 2020 ASX will offer a 2.0-liter MIVEC four-cylinder gasoline engine linked to either a five-speed manual transmission or the INVECS 3-III CVT with 6-speed Sports Mode, as well as front- and all-wheel-drive versions. No specs were released but we assume it’s the same engine offered in the Outlander for European markets. In the larger SUV, the naturally aspirated unit delivers 150 PS (148 hp) and 195 Nm (144 lb-ft) of torque.

The same engine is already offered as standard in the U.S. market 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport so it’s safe to say the 2020 model will keep it. Expect the 168hp 2.4-liter unit from the range-topping GT grade to carry on as well.


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Photo credits: Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink for Carscoops | Mitsubishi

  • Knotmyrealname

    Mitsubishi sure like getting their money’s worth out of a car don’t they?

    • Liam Paul

      they dont have no money to make a new one

      • Mike anonymous

        Maybe they would have money if they invested their resources into making one, single, very nice vehicle, that was a real production version of one of the concepts they built. (basically to the point where it’s a concept that you can drive). Then use income generated from that to grow.


        The concept above actually uses a lot of technology that you can use in/for a production ready vehicle. Maybe build something to go up against the Kia Telluride. The Design talent is there, just go ahead and actually build it.

      • Knotmyrealname

        probably ‘coz they keep re-hashing old cars.

  • Liam Paul

    the outside is rally a good update for just a refresh but that interior , wow it is so old looking, They should have came up with a new interior

  • Gustavo Adriano

    I really want know what’s the problem with Mitsubishi doesn’t like to improve it’s interiores. They are a shame…

    • Seats & a steering wheel

      It’s a face lift not all new, there is only so much you can do in a face-lift. Given its purpose and price point the interior looks fine.

      • Gustavo Adriano

        I disagree totally with you. Here in Brazil we had the Fiat Palio, this car had four (I said 4!!) facelifits, each one with a completetely different interior design, this during long 14 years (yes the base was the same). We, also, have the Volkswagen Gol (a cheap car that runs in line since 80’s), when the car changed in 1995 to a more modern and round like design, the same base was utilized until 2012, with a lot of modifications, in and out of the car. If you live in Europe maybe you remeber the VW Fox, this car also keeps been build here in Brazil, had a lot of modifications too. So, Mitsubishi, sorry but, shame on you.

        • Dennis Scipio

          They’re waiting to share a platform with the Renault-Nissan Common Module Platform which at the earliest won’t happen until next year. That’s why it’s taking so long for a New Redesign.

  • Christian

    Mitsubishi IS SOOO DEAD HERE IN eu… tHE FACT THAT THEY STILL SELL it with an old N/A engine…. WOW. I mean, Suzuki Vitera have Turbo engines now…

    • ZYGIUS

      Old engine is not a bad engine, new turbo engines runs a way shorter period

    • Seats & a steering wheel

      ..but in other parts of the world like Asia-Pac they sell well. The update looks great and the car will most likely be priced incredibly well, feature packed with a good warranty. These are solid reliable cars that go about the job of family duties with little fuss. Would rather this than some over priced Euro with expensive maintenance, expensive parts and reliability that means you ditch it after the warranty.

      • Matt

        The ASX would need to be reliable, it has almost no other redeeming features. It’s just an unrefined appliance that’s now on its 32nd facelift.

      • Christian

        who gives a damn about Asia anyway…

  • Matt

    The most facelifted car in history?

    • Gustavo Adriano

      No, you have to know about the Volkswagen Gol and the Fiat Palio, here in Brazil…

      • Matt

        Yes true… forgot about those models.

    • Christian

      Only the 3rd facelift…

      • Six_Tymes

        and this is using a 10+ year old chassis

      • Matt

        No this must be the 5th refresh of this car.

    • no25

      Nah, US Toyota Land Cruiser

  • Christian

    I don’t think that the 2,4 gonna come back…Why not use the new 1,5 Turbo ?

  • StrangerGP

    Lol, Mitsubishi can’t even introduce a brand new crossover to boost their sales. I mean look how the new Vitara is selling.

  • Toss

    but why to add chrome to fake exhaust? why to use that rear headlight? it’s for breaking or just for nothing? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15a71a55408717590e38e81a9c3da4d07eacae9c2e265cdd726b2e38b116cd26.jpg

    • KalorienTierchen

      That rear headlight is a fog lamp.

      • Knotmyrealname

        Wow, where is he from?

    • Mike anonymous

      To be honest I don’t care much about fake exhaust pipes. So long as they are visually pleasing and actually add to the vehicles deign, then I am ok with them.

      The additions make it more visually pleasing.


    i thought asx is dead since eclipse cross came

  • Six_Tymes

    and rides on a 10 year old platform. if this was 3 inches wider it would look much better. its too narrow. this needs a new chassis

  • Sybill Julian

    front and rear doesn’t connect at all

  • erly5

    This must be the 3rd facelift. Surely an all-new model is long overdue?

  • Dennis Scipio

    There’s always room for Improvement?

  • FlameWater

    Meanwhile the Grand Lancer is still only sold in select parts of Asia

  • Bo Hanan

    WTF is going on over at Mitsubishi?!
    -No lancer (EVO?)
    -No sportscars
    -No Montero
    -No quality
    -No desirability….

  • Michael Lamont Bugs Buny

    it is good that Japanese Mitsubishi Japanese manufacturer Japan has removed the old diesel engine that was offered on the Mitsubishi Asx third generation crossover 4×4 compact before the current old current redesign I refer to the old second falcelift to receive and what the third redesign of the new ” rejuvenation ” anyway, I bet that the next generation of the compact 4×4 Mitsubishi Asx ” compact SUV, the fourth generation that will arrive in 2022, will probably benefit from another new engine, on gasoline but hybrid hybrid technology and the future Mitsubishi Asx 4 compact SUV that will probably arrive late at the end of 2021 or early 2022 I believe I bet the next generation of the compact 4×4 Japanese crossover Mitsubishi AS X ” fourth will actually be the Mitsubishi EX hybrid compact SUV version expected soon to enter production at the end of 2021 or early 2022

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    WTF are they doing!!!! It’s a 10 year old car!!!!

    YES the front and back is ALOT BETTER!!!!! but the interior is showing its age!!!!!

    Are Mitsubishi holding out so from 2021 they will have alliance platforms tech engines etc so they can have an all new lineup of cars????

  • sidewaysspin

    Change the horrible steering wheel!

  • 31/12/2999

    Mitsubishi ASX 3.0 version…

  • TheBelltower

    The update to the plastic bits is hideous. Why is Mitsubishi even still around?

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    Looks great outside! Considering it’s age but the interior is awful! And no android auto or CarPlay bad move Mitsubishi

    • Matt

      The taillights look terrible though, they just don’t work at all.

  • Rj Mansfield

    This was the Eclipse Cross. Look at how slanted the back window is and compare it to the production version of the Cross.

  • charlotteharry57

    This thing was in need of a replacement YEARS ago. Let’s see if post-Ghosn Nissan cares about Mitsu any more than he didn’t.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    This is embarrassing for Mitsubishi.

    Everything about this is hideous and dated. Those fake exhaust finishers look like an afterthought, as does the rear fog lamp. Couldn’t they have tried harder to integrate it better into the rear fascia? Good lord this whole thing is awful.

    Nothing about it is worth the money. It is so far behind the rest of the class there’s no point in buying it.

  • DM

    The interior looks like it will break just from touching it. The only reason I assume people will buy it is price.

  • Alduin

    WTF is wrong with Mitsubishi? They must have an idiot running the company. No Montero,Endeavor or Pajero! They’d be killing it in sales if they brought all those back.

    • Bash

      Thank you for your comment really. I wish I can give you more likes.

    • Dennis Scipio

      Montero and Pajero are the same model, but different name, you do realize that, right?

      • Alduin

        Yes Pajero was for other markets. A Pajero Evolution would be a shorter wheel base Montero.

  • Scott K

    If you don’t invest money in your cars people won’t invest money in them either.

  • Bash

    Mitsubishi is boring and a shame for the whole car industry.

  • Matthew Raworth

    It looks pretty decent, and the people who will buy it won’t even know that it’s a 10+ year old model. It does everything it needs to. Mitsubishi are probably just trying to save money to bring out a new model soon?

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    Why no apple car play

  • Paul

    The new Outlander Sport isn’t outlandish at all. Rather mundane and I still don’t like it.

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