Facelifted Mitsubishi ASX crossover goes on sale

Mitsubishi’s revised ASX crossover has launched in the UK, bringing updated styling and simplified trim levels.

Mitsubishi ASX on car drive

Mitsubishi’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ language brings the ASX in line with the Outlander and Outlander PHEV

Priced from £15,999, the new model gains a new-look front-end bearing the ‘Dynamic Shield’ styling seen on the Outlander and Outlander PHEV. As well a new grille and bumper, the model also gains a shark-fin antenna and a new ‘Lightning Blue’ colour option. Interior changes cover revised seat cushions and new seat upholstery across the range.

Variant names in the new ASX range have also been changed, returning to the ASX 2, ASX 3, ASX 4 and ASX 5 format to provide a more simplified system. Entry-level equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity; a USB port with iPhone compatibility, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and electric windows front and rear. Standard safety equipment includes Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC), Hill Start Assist and seven airbags.

Engine range is carried over and comprises a 115bhp 1.6-litre petrol with a five-speed manual gearbox, a 112bhp 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox and a 147bhp 2.2-litre turbo diesel. The latter comes with on-demand four-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission as standard, while four-wheel drive is also offered for the 1.6-litre diesel.

The most frugal model is the 1.6-litre diesel in front-wheel drive, which offers CO2 emission of 119g/km and an official combined fuel economy figure of 61.4mpg, with 4WD versions rated at 132g/km and 56.5mpg. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is rated at 135g/km and 48.7mpg, while the 2.2-litre turbo diesel has emissions of 152g/km and returns 48.7mpg.

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Natalie Middleton

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