Mitsubishi will continue to sell the current version of its ASX small SUV in Australia for the foreseeable future until “the right replacement comes along”.
Talking with The wheelsCEO Sean Westcott said the company currently has no plans to replace the ASX because the current model is selling so well in Australia.
In the 12 months to 2022, 12,753 examples of the ASX were sold locally, placing it third in its segment behind only the MG ZS and Mazda CX-30.
“I can’t give details [for ASX] Other than that it’s still breaking records. It still sits very well. It’s a really popular car in Australia and a very important car for us,” Westcott said.
“We continue to explore multiple and different options around the right one. [replacement] To bring the car to Australia.”
gave Mitsubishi ASX It’s been around for over a decade now, it was first introduced in 2010 and has undergone four facelifts in that time, but sales have long belied the compact SUV’s age.
Apart from offering a lot of metal for the money, the Mitsubishi ASX is clean, easy to drive, rides well and is safe and reliable. It has one of the roomiest cabins in its class.
All ASX models are front-wheel drive. The ASX ES, MR and LS variants get a 110kW 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a CVT auto. The GSR and Exceed versions get a slightly more powerful, 123kW 2.4-litre petrol engine.
Pricing starts at $24,990 for the ES and goes up to $34,740 for the Exceed.
A second-gen Renault Captur-based model was revealed for Europe late last year, but there’s currently no indication that this version is heading to our shores – or at least part-time, anytime soon. As it will be designed exclusively for the left hand. – Drive
Mitsubishi recently adopted Renault’s compact crossover as its “new” ASX for the European market with nothing more than a badge switcheroo.
Regular readers will recognize the new ASX as a rebadged version of the Renault Captur, using the same Alliance CMF-B platform and styling.
Mitsubishi has subtly tipped the ASX’s fascia for the brand’s ‘dynamic shield’ grille design, but it’s hard to miss the similarities between the ASX and the Captur.
In a rare twist, the 2023 ASX is shorter in every dimension than the 12-year-old car it replaces, measuring 4228mm long, 1797mm wide and 1573mm tall, compared to the old model’s 4365mm, 1810mm and 1640mm.
According to Mitsubishi HQ, the upcoming need to renew or replace the ASX with a new generation model makes it so. A prime candidate for reinvention as an EV.
Speaking recently with The wheels In Tokyo, Mitsubishi Motors’ head of electric powertrain development outlined the company’s plan to focus on plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains for its larger cars, while developing smaller vehicles – such as the ASX – in niche markets. It will be offered as a battery electric EV. .