Apart from the more common Mitsubishi Pajero we all know and love, the Mitsubishi ASX is slowly become a household name. Launched in 2010, the ASX is a mere decade old and still has a lot to offer. It has been through three changes with the latest one being launched this current year. Let’s see how far along the ASX has come and what we can expect later from this compact SUV.
When the ASX was launched in 2010, it was designed to follow in the footsteps of its much larger sibling, the Mitsubishi outlander. The vehicle was meant to be compact and an affordable option for a small family looking for a vehicle that could cater to their everyday needs, and at the same time be multifunctional.
The ASX is a multiple purpose vehicle that eliminates the need to have more than one vehicle.
The ASX came out in a period of time when “Compact” SUV’s (not to be confused with crossovers) started to put a foot hold in the compact SUV space. At that time, if you wanted a spacious vehicle for the family your options were either a grand sedan or you had to make due with a trailer.
The compact SUV segment has offered something very different and unique in the automotive space.
Think about it this way. If you buy land and want more real estate, you build up. If you apply the same formula to a motor vehicle and want to keep the dimension relatively compact but want to offer more “real estate”, take what already exist and jack it up.
In the case of the Mitsubishi ASX, It was done inversely but still achieved the same result. The ASX keeps improving and gets better as time goes by. Its innovative technology gets refined and carried over into the next generation giving it a touch of heritage and stays true its humble beginnings.
The 2017 Mitsubishi ASX Dimensions are as follows.
Height – 1625mm
Width – 1770mm
Length – 4295mm
Ground clearance – 195mm
Wheelbase – 2670mm
The 2020 Mitsubishi ASX Dimensions are as follows.
Height – 1640mm
Width – 1810mm
Length – 4365mm
Ground clearance – 205mm
Wheelbase – 2670mm
The Mitsubishi ASX has surely grown up with a slight increase in its dimensions all except for the wheelbase which still remains the same.
The ASX comes well equipped with features that are optional on its German Competitors.
The ASX offers great value for money in its segment. The ASX 2.0 GLS come standard equipped with a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, multifunction steering wheel with audio controls, automatic windows all around for driver and all passengers, a reverse camera, infotainment system, electrical adjustable driver’s seat, and many more features.
The ASX is offered with one powertrain either in Manual or Automatic. The engine delivers 110kw of power enough to cruise on the highway with ease. Its light steering is great for driving around town and its high ground clearance can help you tackle city obstacles with ease.
Rear parking sensors are fitted to the rear of the car to help navigate your way through tight parking spaces, insuring you do not scratch the beautiful paint off your car.
If there is anything you can take away, it’s that the Mitsubishi ASX is a great compact SUV offering a lot of value for the money. If anything, it is almost a steel for what you can get it for. This one featured is a 2017 model full house going for an asking price of less than R230,000 with 84,000km on the mileage.
A brand new model will set you back for around R5,050pm with 0 deposit.
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