Unlike the previous ASX, the new model is essentially a Renault Captur with a large Mitsubishi logo on the front. However, this is not seen negatively, as the new Captur is an excellent car in its class.

The past few years have been challenging for the Japanese brand, which has lacked the funds to develop a new car from scratch. Outside Denmark, there is also a new Colt based on the current Renault Clio, and we have yet to receive the new Outlander Hybrid in Europe – Mitsubishi itself does not know when it will arrive.

All about Mitsubishi ASX

The current ASX was introduced just a year ago, making this facelift the quickest for a European car. The updates include a design identical to its twin sister from Renault. The front grille of the ASX is significantly different from that of the Captur, with a larger opening and a more seamless design extending to the grille, all in glossy black. No significant changes have been made to the sides. The most noticeable changes at the rear are the Mitsubishi text and a blacked-out lower bumper.

Mitsubishi ASX
Image: Mitsubishi

The cabin of the 2024 ASX has received a Mitsubishi badge and some new graphics, but that’s about it. It has the same 10.4” infotainment screen as the Captur but lacks Renault’s new 10.25” digital instrument cluster and instead has a smaller 7” screen. Key standard features include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, driver attention monitoring, emergency lane-keeping assist, and intelligent speed assistance. Selected versions also come with an 8-year warranty.

Mitsubishi ASX
Image: Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi has yet to announce the official engine lineup for Denmark, but it is known that it will come with a 1.0-liter turbo three-cylinder engine producing 90 hp and 160 Nm. A mild-hybrid 1.3 DI-T is also offered, delivering 140 hp and 260 Nm with a six-speed manual gearbox, while this powertrain is boosted to 160 hp and 270 Nm with a seven-speed automatic gearbox. Mitsubishi also offers a 1.6-liter hybrid with two electric motors and a 1.2 kWh battery, producing 143 hp.

Engine lineup:
Petrol and Hybrid
1.0 TCe 90 hp and 160 Nm
1.3 TCe 140 hp and 260 Nm
1.6 DI-T Hybrid (1.2 kWh) 160 hp and 270 Nm

The question remains whether this is enough to save Mitsubishi’s sales in Europe?.


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