Mitsubishi Motors 13MY ASX Range - the City-Sized SUV
SYDNEY – July 2, 2013: Mitsubishi Motors popular city-sized SUV, 13MY ASX line-up, was released in late 2012, with a fresh new look and improved CVT engine. Sporting a reshaped front with softer lines, re-designed grille and an updated rear bumper, the refreshed ASX range now comes in a new variant, the ASX 4WD diesel automatic.
The ASX 2WD and ASX 2WD Aspire are powered by the fuel-efficient 2.0-litre engine that drives the front wheels through a choice of either five-speed manual gearbox or CVT and provides maximum outputs of 110kW of power and 197Nm of tourque. The 2WD ASX returns competitive fuel consumption figures of 7.9-litres per 100 kilometres in the CVT and 7.7-litres per 100 kilometres in the manual transmission.
The ASX’s refined Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) provides a smoother, improved drive experience. Achieved through an adjusted relationship between throttle pedal opening and torque output, the new generation CVT delivers improved engine performance and acceleration.
Continuing as part of the 13MY range, with one of the best in class for fuel efficiency, using just 5.7-litres per 100 kilometres, the ASX 4WD Aspire six-speed manual is powered by a 1.8-litre turbo diesel engine. The CO2 emissions for this model are also low at 149 grams per kilometre. This economical performance is achieved via the variable valve timed diesel engine which features Mitsubishi's MIVEC system, providing maximum outputs of 110kW of power and 300Nm of torque.
The new ASX 4WD diesel automatic sports Mitsubishi’s 2.2L four-cylinder turbo-charged intercooled diesel engine, mated to a six-speed transmission with Sport Mode. It delivers power of 110kW @ 3,500 rpm, 360Nm of torque @ 1,500 - 2,750rpm and returning a prudent 5.8l/100km combined fuel economy.
Already highly specified from a safety viewpoint with a five-star ANCAP rating, the ASX range utilises Mitsubishi’s acclaimed RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) structure, ASTC (Active Stability Control with Traction Control), Hill Start Control system, ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, and seven airbags, including driver and passenger front, side and curtain, and driver knee airbag as standard.
To complement the ASX’s refreshed exterior look, numerous interior and functionality upgrades were made across the range including increased towing capacities of 1,300kg on petrol models and 1,400kg on diesel models.
Inside the cabin, chrome accents on the A/C dials and combination cluster meter give the interior a boost while the new sleeker steering wheel features easier to use controls.
The audio system in the ASX 2WD features CD and iPod compatibility while the new generation audio display, available on 2WD and 4WD Aspire models, features a 6.1-inch full colour touch panel and rear-view camera with parking reference lines.
The ASX 2WD receives improved seat trim, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth hands-free system. The Bluetooth hands-free system with steering wheel and voice controls boosts convenience, making it easier and safer to make phone calls on the road.
The ASX 2WD Aspire receives extra features above the ASX 2WD including 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tip, front fog lamps and exterior chrome accents. Inside it gains leather seat trim with heated front seats and power driver’s seat along with leather-look door trim and privacy glass. Fitted with rain-sensing wipers and dusk-sensing headlamps make journeys in adverse conditions a little easier while the Smart Key system with one-touch start enhances the daily drive. The 2WD Aspire comes standard with reverse sensors and reverse camera to assist driver awareness and visibility.
Top of the range ASX 4WD Aspire builds on the two-wheel drive model’s specifications with the addition of panoramic roof as standard and an easier to use 4x4 button selector to switch between drive modes. The ASX 4WD diesel automatic Aspire gains Mitsubishi Multi Communications System (MMCS) as standard while other Aspire variants can option it.
The ASX line-up is available in a range of colours including Starlight, Ironbark, White, Cool Silver, Black, Red and Titanium.
Mitsubishi offers a five year / 130,000 km new vehicle warranty, five year Roadside Assist and Capped Price Servicing for the first four years or 60,000 km of ownership on all new vehicles.