Friday, 15 November, 2019

Mitsubishi ASX Unveiled With Major Facelift

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Ginger Lawrence | 13 February, 2019, 03:40

Mitsubishi says that the Outlander Sport has sold around 1.32 million units globally since it launched in 2009. The biggest markets are North America, Europe, Australia and China. Considering Mitsubishi is also calling Geneva the home of the Outlander Sport's debut, we'll likely find out more information about U.S. powertrains closer to the show itself, which takes place in early March.

Mitsubishi says that the exterior of the Outlander Sport has gone through a significant overhaul.

First introduced overseas 10 years back, the ASX is feeling its age now, but Mitsubishi is doing all it can to keep the compact SUV fresh until such a time as it can be replaced by an all-new model - presumably one based on the Renault-Nissan compact auto platform through its Alliance ties forged in late 2016. The design concept was "impact and impulse", which is just designer guff. Both two and four-wheel-drive versions are available. The new styling aims to make the hood deeper and project a stronger presence at the front end. Mitsubishi calls the design "Dynamic Shield", demonstrated by the more vertical and horizontal treatment of the grille, as well as the "protective shape" of the front bumper. And the distinctive LED lighting layout, which locates the turn signals and fog lamps at the ends of the bumper, stamps a Mitsubishi brand look on the front end.

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There's also three new colours to choose from - Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange and Oak Brown.

There's been a few tweaks inside, too, with a larger infotainment screen with TomTom navigation available on the top-spec models. It can even display video stored on USB drives while the vehicle is stationary. Real-time traffic information can now be accessed by connecting to the internet using a smartphone.