By Stewart Smith on 2016-11-01 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
New look for
THE latest version of Mitsubishi's ASX crossover is now on sale in the UK with updated styling inside and out.
The new ASX gets a sleek new look courtesy of what Mitsubishi Motors Corporation calls its "Dynamic Shield" design bringing it in line with other models in the range such as the new Outlander and Outlander PHEV.
The front end now appears with bold chromed streaks sitting either side of the grille, shielding the three diamond Mitsubishi mark.
It also comes with a new shark fin antenna, revised seat cushions, new seat upholstery across the range and a new "Lightning Blue" colour option.
The engine range is carried over from the outgoing ASX, with a 117bhp 1.6-litre MIVEC petrol engine driving the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, a 114bhp 1.6-litre DI-D turbo diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox and a 150bhp 2.2-litre DI-D turbo diesel with on-demand four-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission as standard.
The ASX 2 is the entry-point to the ASX range but it offers a high level of standard equipment including 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a USB port with iPhone compatibility, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, multifunction colour instrument display, electric windows front and rear.
Priced at £15,999 for the 1.6 petrol 117bhp, safety gear includes Mitsubishi active stability and traction control, hill start assist and seven airbags as standard.
Move up to the ASX 3 and price for the 1.6 petrol is from £18,349 with the 1.6 turbo diesel from £20,349.
It comes with 18-inch alloys, automatic climate control, keyless entry, cruise control, automatic light and rain sensors, xenon headlamps with washers, DAB radio and Bluetooth music streaming, heated front seats, electric-folding door mirrors and, new for 2017, a reversing camera.
The ASX 4, which is priced from £24,249 for the 4WD, also offersa panoramic glass roof and Mitsubishi's Multi Communication System, which includes a seven-inch HD touch-screen display, satellite navigation, DAB, CD player, SD card compatibility and reversing camera.
The new models will be on the road in January.
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