The 2022 Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 LS offers loads of value for money and feels solid on the road. This latest exterior design tweaks and spec upgrades make it a compelling choice in a bustling SUV segment. You can only have it with a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine, a tried-and-tested power plant that’s powerful and frugal if you keep the revs under 3000rpm. Quite a few customers took this new entry-level ES version with a five-speed manual gearbox for a test drive and were highly impressed at how Mitsubishi has refined the model. This latest exterior styling of the ASX is stunning. It boasts the familiar bold grille and headlamp design language that you’ll see in the Triton and Pajero Sport.
We at CMH Mitsubishi Midrand can confidently say it is practically built for the family. At 4295 mm in length, 1770 mm wide, 1625 mm high and with a wheelbase of 2670 mm, the Mitsubishi ASX offers ample space on the inside without being cumbersome to drive. It also comes with a good ground clearance of 195 mm, giving you the ability to take on gravel roads without fear of bashing its belly on the ground. It is standard that the healthy ride height also makes it a pleasure driving around town, as you can glide over speed bumps and through minor imperfections in the road with more confidence than you can in a sedan. Customers that have come to Demo the ASX at our CMH Mitsubishi Midrand Dealership – have immediately liked the trunk space on offer at 406 litres, which you can also expand to 1206 litres if you fold the rear seatbacks flat. It’s an ideal cargo volume for sports equipment, kids’ school bags and gear, drones, camera equipment, and shopping. If you have a couple of kids, you will find its practical character appealing. It has this honest, no-frills feel to it. Also, easy to load and unload the child seat, as the vehicle comes standard to ISOFIX mounting points. It has more than enough features to ensure you feel comfortable and confident from the driver’s seat.
The ASX 2.0 LS has things you need as it comes with standard-fit LED headlamps that work beautifully to illuminate the road at night. The LED daytime running lights also give it a nice premium look despite its budget-oriented price point. In fact, LED rear taillights also come standard on the ES version of the ASX – something you pay extra for in some premium cars. Also, you can also upgrade the ES model’s head unit to one that accommodates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The speaker package is also respectable because you won’t need to upgrade on an aftermarket level if you enjoy thumping music in your car. This 2.0LS also boast other extras such as electric windows and mirrors, three airbags, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, hill start assist, active stability and traction control systems, and cruise control, keyless entry, and engine start in the ES. Manual Aircon works well, and there’s a USB port for charging devices. The Mitsubishi ASX range comes with only one engine choice – a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol four-cylinder that produces 110kW of power at 6000rm and 197 Nm of torque at 4200rpm. The ES Models offer enough pick-up from low revs to keep up with traffic and you can quickly shift through the gears from a standstill, keeping the revs under 3000rpm for maximum fuel efficiency. It also lets you achieve 8 litres per 100km in a combined cycle after 200 kilometres of assessment. You get to feel the petrol motor breathing harmoniously to deliver performance and enjoy driving the ASX in a sporty manner. If you want to spend less than R400 000 on something with robust build quality and technology that will work well past its warranty expiration, this is a car for you – It certainly has what you need for a reasonable price of R371 995, and it comes with a three-year or 100 000km mechanical warranty and a three-year or 60 000km Service Plan.