Mitsubishi ASX: The Urban 4×4 Subcompact SUV

 

Mitsubishi ASX: The Urban 4x4 Subcompact SUV

The Mitsubishi ASX or otherwise known as the Mitsubishi Active Sports Crossover is the Japanese automotive giant’s latest entry in the Compact Crossover SUV market. The Mitsubishi ASX is also known as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sports and traces its roots to the humble Mitsubishi RVR which was a compact MPV first introduced in 1991.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Overview

 

The Mitsubishi ASX traces its origins from the humble Mitsubishi RVR or was also known as the Mitsubishi Space Runner in other markets. The model was first introduced in 1991 in a 4-door wagon MPV layout designed primarily to carry families safely and efficiently from point A to point B. The  Mitsubishi RVR was first equipped with a 16 valve Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) turbo gasoline engine with 4 cylinders that is capable which was capable of producing 168 base horsepower which is then fixed to a 5-speed manual transmission and 4-speed automatic transmission.

Fast forward to 2020, the Mitsubishi RVR has been renamed as the Mitsubishi ASX and transformed from being an MPV to a fully-capable compact crossover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the Mitsubishi ASX is offered in only one variant; the GLX but customers can choose between 2-Wheel Drive Models and 4 Wheel Drive Models.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Exterior

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The Mitsubishi ASX features a sporty exterior more alike to its sedan cousin the Mitsubishi Lancer. It has a higher ride height compared to the Lancer making it perfect for light-offroading. It’s tiered front grille and the styled bumper together with the integrated headlights complement its sporty appearance. The Mitsubishi ASX is styled for adventure with its large foglamps and daytime running lights allowing it to easily navigate terrain even with low lighting. The side profile of the Mitsubishi ASX is sleek and aerodynamic with its sloping roofline that then flows into a modern rear bumper with integrated rear-combination lights for increased safety.

Front bumper skid plate comes standard for both 2wd and 4wd models with wheel arch mouldings. LED daytime running lamps, front and rear lamps.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Interior

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The Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with the latest technology in the automotive world to improve comfort and convenience, especially for long drives. The interior design of the Mitsubishi ASX  has been meticulously designed to deliver unparalleled comfort even when driving in uneven terrain. The front driver seat is manual sliding with a height adjuster. The rear seats are 60:40 split and folding for easy storage when you need the extra storage for long drives. Both the 2wd and 4wd models have illuminated glove box and floor console box with center armrest and removable tray. They are also equipped with a central door locking system with keyless entry. Power windows also come standard with both models.

 

The entertainment system of the Mitsubishi ASX is fully capable of providing the best in class entertainment for the whole car with its  4-speaker system with audio accommodation kit. The driver cockpit is equipped with electric power steering with tilt and telescopic-adjustable steering column. It is also equipped with high-contrast back-lit tachometer with a large liquid crystal multi-information display.

 

Mitsubishi Engine Performance

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The Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with a powerful and efficient 2.0 liter Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) MIVEC ECI-multi-engine with 16 valves that can generate 150 PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 20.1 kg.m at 4,200 rpm. The engine is attached to an INVECS-III Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters.

 

Customers can choose between 2 wheel drive models that are perfect for casual city driving and long-drives. The 4 wheel-drive option is perfect for casual offroaders and is great for weekend excursions in the desert.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Saftey Features

 

The Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with the latest passive and active safety features designed to minimize the risk of severe injury in the event of a collision. The safety features also help improve vehicle stability when driving. The Active Stability Control (ASC) that improves the driving performance of the vehicle even in bad driving conditions and poor weather. All models of the Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with Anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution with brake assist. The Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with Hill Start Assist System (HA)

 

The vehicle is also equipped with standard safety features like SRS airbags for driver and front passenger. It is also equipped with front-seat side curtain and driver’s knee SRS airbags. They are also equipped with standard front 3-point ELR seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters. The Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with engine immobilizer and security alarm.

 

Our Verdict

 

The Mitsubishi ASX is the best compact SUV for urban driving and for a weekend excursion outside the city. It has a powerful and efficient engine with its Continuously Variable Transmission  (CVT). The compact SUV is also a versatile vehicle perfect for small families and if you need extra luggage the rear seats can be folded to accommodate more cargo. Hire a Mitsubishi ASX with eZhire with affordable rates. Take advantage of the amazing Mitsubishi ASX by renting it on your next trip to Dubai.

 

 

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