Mitsubishi ASX – CarMag.co.za

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Mitsubishi ASX

Since taking of Mitsubishi from Mercedes-Benz in Associated Motor Holdings has been striving to increase the viability as well as visibility. As the SUV/crossover segment is one of the fastest in the local market, it makes sense to focus there it currently accounts for 10 per cent of the market!

Since introduction in more than 1 500 of ASXs have found buyers. models have sold to local buyers. Now the has introduced a subtly updated

New exterior look

Boasting frontal styling, with accents, new foglamp surrounds and a rear end with contrasting apron, the changes are subtle and best highlighted when next to the slightly older

Slight interior changes

the changes include standard connectivity for one’s mobile remote audio controls on the wheel and hands-free operation of the via steering wheel buttons. with USB connection points the features are standard across the Drivers of higher specification and GLX) models have the of cruise control.

The ASX is one of the more crossover in this segment, and its isn#8217;t quite as big as the likes of the ix35#8242;s or Kia Sportage#8217;s, but it is also not Rear legroom is sufficient for use.

All models, even the GL, are equipped with an electrically driver’s chair, rear control (GLS includes view camera), HID headlamps washers, air-conditioning and electrically mirrors. GL models have seats while the GLS and GLX have upholstery. The higher spec boast climate control, roofs and auto headlamps and

On the safety front there is that the ASX leaves out; systems include seven (driver, passenger, seat, curtains, driver knee), ABS EBD and brake assist, side-impact beams, a collapsible steering and whiplash reduction seats. and above this, GLS models ASC (Active Stability Control) traction control and hill assist.

One powertrain

As before, buyers don’t have to about engine options as is only one available.

The 2,0-litre multi-valve unit has variable valve timing known as MIVEC (Mitsubishi Valve Timing Electronic

Power is rated at 110 kW and is developed at 6 000 Peak torque of 197 N.m is produced at a 4 200 r/min. Mitsubishi claims a to 100 km/h acceleration time of 9,6 and a top speed of 196 km/h.

Up in the rarefied of the Highveld the engine feels lethargic, not helped by that torque delivery. One really to flatten the gas pedal to make Then again, this is not a hot and the typical driver is likely to a more leisurely approach to

But, much like its counterparts, Mitsubishi has yet to embrace force-fed engines, which a nice, fat wedge of torque down the rev-range, which is where most crossover are driven.

Perhaps an additional will help to exploit the torque a bit better. As it stands, a five-speed manual gearbox is on the GL and GLX models. The GLS flagship features a Variable Transmission (CVT) a choice of fully automatic or shifting.

Mitsubishi ASX

Cosseting ride

One of the most endearing traits is its quality, something that to have been improved our original road test of 2011. One wonders if the influence of and Citroen (development partners in the platform between ASX, and C4 Aircross) in this department won the over. It tends to soak up road undulations easily bothering the occupants.

 More severe road are dealt with easily a good degree of compliance but the suspension settles down

The small SUV category may be fast-growing but it is very competitive. All the major compete in this segment, the little Suzuki Jimny to the twins, iX35 and Sportage to funky options such as Juke and Qashqai. The ASX doesn#8217;t set the standard in this segment but with it a host of standard and competitive pricing which help sway a few more in favour of the Tri-Star.

Interestingly, it has been one of the most cars on this website its original launch in 2011, strong market interest in its charms.

Model . Mitsubishi ASX GLX

 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol

 110 kW at 6 000 r/min

Torque: N.m at 4200 r/min

0-100  9,6 seconds

Fuel  7,5 L/100 km

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