The new 2017 Mitsubishi ASX, which stands for Active Sport Crossover, is Mitsubishi Motors Philippines’s answer to the demand of a more compact and agile crossover SUV. It has a sculpted fender flares and deep lines around the body that projects distinct aggressiveness.
Inside is a 5-passenger cabin covered in high-quality fabric, or genuine leather for the GSR variant. At the helm is a 6.5-inch touch screen that features navigation, while the back of the steering wheel sports white-lit gauges for high visibility in the dark. Other features include automatic climate control, cruise control and engine start/stop button.
In the Philippines, the new ASX is powered by a 2.0L MIVEC engine that maximizes power by measuring the optimal valve timing per rev changes. It is attached to an INVECS-III CVT 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportronic Mode, able to do the gear changes manually via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. Safety measures include rear parking sensors, immobilizer with alarm, ABS with brake assist, brake override, and airbags.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) recently unveiled the latest version of the Outlander Sport for 2016. Known locally as the ASX, this updated model showcases Mitsubishi’s new “Dynamic Shield” front fascia seen in the latest Montero Sport. But there’s more to it than just a pretty face.