Mitsubishi UK announced pricing and specs of the 12MY ASX compact crossover, as the first batch arrive in the old country.
The ASX is based on the same platform as Lancer Evolution X, so it should do things rather well when the going gets rough. But it has one big downer and that’s the engine.
It has a 116PS 1.8-litre DiD diesel engine which is more at home in a food blender than this rather sizable car. In theory, it should be able to do 54.3mpg and 136g/km CO2, but in the real world you have to rev the nuts off it to go anywhere, and that hurts the economy. That’s always a problem with small diesel engines.
The other choice is a 1.6-litre petrol engine with 47.1mpg and 139 g/km.
The ASX promises a high level of safety for its occupants as it comes with ABS anti-lock braking, Active Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist an Emergency Stop Signal System and 7 airbags, all as standard.
|ASX2 1.6 Petrol
|ASX3 1.6 Petrol
|ASX4 1.6 Petrol
|ASX3 1.8 Diesel
|ASX4 Black 1.6 Petrol
|ASX3 1.8 Diesel 4WD
|ASX4 1.8 Diesel
|ASX4 Black 1.8 Diesel
|ASX4 1.8 Diesel 4WD
|ASX4 Black 1.8 Diesel 4WD