Mitsubishi introduces the new ASX, now a hybrid too

    Mitsubishi introduces the new ASX, now a hybrid too

    there The new generation of Mitsubishi ASX It brings a new design and hybrid drives for the first time. The first generation of this model was launched in 2010 and has been constantly updated since then. Now, with this new generation comes a completely revamped car Many points in common with Renault Captur Who did I miss?

    The Japanese B-SUV will arrive at dealerships in some European countries starting from From March 2023. The car is produced at the Renault plant in Valladolid, Spain.

    Design and Interior

    New Mitsubishi ASX Measures 4228 mm long x 1797 mm wide x 1573 mm high. The trunk has one Capacity 332 liters Which can be increased to 401 liters by moving the second row of seats forward. The car falls on CMF-B . platform From the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and, as we mentioned at the beginning, is a model strictly derived from Renault Captur. The similarities with the car of the French brand are obvious (it changes very little), although the Japanese manufacturer has introduced some unique identification elements especially at the front level. This is a very similar process to the one that was done with the Mazda2 Hybrid which is basically a Toyota Yaris of a different brand.

    The interior design also mirrors that of Renault Captur. Speaking of technology, we find digital devices with a 10.25-inch screen (analog devices plus a small 4.2-inch screen for entry-level versions) and a 7 or 9.3-inch touchscreen (depending on setup) infotainment system Who can count on him? Supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Engines and safety

    This new model from the Japanese company will only be offered with gasoline engines. Just like Captur, there will also be hybrid and plug-in versions. The range begins with a one-liter three-cylinder engine capable of delivering 67 kW / 91 hp with a 6-speed manual gearbox. We then have a 103 kW / 140 hp 1.3 Turbo Light Hybrid (also in the 116 kW / 158 hp version) along with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

    The new ASX is also offered with a 105 kW / 143 hp 1.6 full-hybrid engine with a multi-mode gearbox and a 1.3 kWh battery. Finally, we have the 117 kW / 159 hp Plug-in version. The 10.5 kWh battery allows for an autonomy in electric only mode of about 50 km. The car has Eco, Pure, Sport and My Sense driving modes.

    Speaking of safety, the new generation Mitsubishi ASX offers solutions such as emergency braking, lane keeping, rear view camera and parking sensors. In richer settings, the presence of the MI-PILOT system, which combines adaptive cruise control and lane center assist, stands out.

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