Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) introduces the new 2015 Mitsubishi ASX or Active Sport Crossover which is now loaded with exciting features for an even more fun and pleasurable drive. The Mitsubishi ASX is an ideal compact crossover which delivers superior performance and offers a class leading and refined interior and exterior. The new ASX measures 4295mm in length, 1770mm in width and 1625mm in height. It is now lighter with curb weight of 1350kg compared to the first generation’s 1365kg weight. The 2015 ASX will only come in two variants, namely the top of the line GSR and GLS, both 2WD and fitted with Continuously Variable Transmission. (CVT)
Engine and Transmission
The 2015 ASX is powered by the 4B11 2.0-liter 16-Valve DOHC MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) gasoline engine. Thanks to the MIVEC technology the ASX is able produce a maximum power of 150 Ps at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque at 197 N-m at 4,200 rpm. The CVT with 6-speed Sportronic mode is now improved to deliver better fuel consumption and acceleration response. The CVT provides an efficient, quiet transmission that eliminates the harshness and power lag of traditional gear changes. For an added thrill and fun factor, a racing inspired paddle-shift system is mounted on to the steering column.
New Panoramic Glass Roof
With the new ASX, you get more features that will definitely exceed your expectations. To add a new and exciting dimension, the GSR gets a new Panoramic Glass Roof with LED Illumination. With this feature, passengers will enjoy view from all directions. Retracting the sunshade reveals a full glass roof panel extending over the front and rear seats. At night, the roof is attractively illuminated with LED lamps.
The new ASX flaunts an attractive and sporty design complementing its compact body. The front mask still carries the sporty and aggressive identity with honeycomb grille to communicate a dynamic and fresher image. The top of the line GSR has a 160-degree super wide range HID headlamps which sends out a broader beam of light, illuminating a much wider section of the road ahead. The ASX GSR exterior includes Fog Lamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps and the GLS variant is equipped with Fog Lamps with chrome accent. For an even energetic look the 17” alloy wheels also get a new design. Both variants are now equipped with a retractable headlamp washer.
Six cool colors are available Sapporo Silver, Sonic Blue, Amazon Red, Virgil Gray, Biscuit White and Carbon Black.
Interior and Utility
Inside the ASX is an all-black dashboard perfecting a sporty and vibrant look. The dashboard is ergonomically placed for the comfort and convenience of both the driver and passengers. Steering wheel position has tilt and telescopic adjustments to fit the driver’s preference. The 3-Spoke Leather Wrapped steering wheel with silver accent has integrated audio remote and cruise control switches. Both variants are now equipped with Engine Start/Stop button. Standard feature of the ASX also includes the LCD Type Multi-Information Display Monitor that can show trip meters, fuel economy and average speed among others. To provide a neat yet sophisticated stance, the GSR variant gets genuine leather seat covers while the GLS variant has high grade fabric seat covers.
Adding more fun factor is the ASX entertainment system which has a 6.5-inch touch screen LCD monitor that can play your favorite DVDs or music from either your iPod or USB stick. It is also equipped with a dealer option user friendly GPS navigation system to allow the driver to easily navigate his way even on unfamiliar roads.
Expect an uncompromised safety with the new ASX. It’s equipped with front dual SRS airbags to ensure safety and protection from direct impact collisions. It also features Mitsubishi Motors’ proprietary Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (R.I.S.E.) Body which ensures the safety of all passengers. The body structure’s crumple zones effectively absorbs and dispense crash energy from all directions, completely protecting the interior cabin.
Aside from the new exciting features another great reason to own the new ASX is that it now comes with a very affordable price tag. As MMPC have fixed the suggested retail prices at P1,248,000 for the GSR and P1,148,000 for the GLS variant, 2015 ASX customers will be treated with introductory outright savings of P50,000 or P1,198,000 for the GSR and P1,098,000 only for the GLS.
Note: MMPC reserves the right to change specifications and prices without prior notice. Please get in touch with us for clarifications.