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2011 Mitsubishi ASX UK Review

May 2010
Filed under: MITSUBISHI Car News | MITSUBISHI Headlines

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This is the right car, at the right time, at the right price and specification. The CO2 reducing technologies will appeal to fleets, user-choosers and retail customers alike " indeed, early customer reaction has been very positive with advance orders already taken.

Mitsubishi is targeting customers who would traditionally buy a C-segment car, such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus, but also people looking to down-size from their SUV or family estate car. With the ASX you really do get the best of every world.


-New Active Sports Crossover (X-over) from Mitsubishi to compete in the expanding crossover marketplace against rivals like Nissans Qashqai
-Highly competitive pricing from £14,999 to £22,049
-UK sales start July 1 2010
-Range largely 2WD (front wheels), with AWC electronically controlled 4WD offered on the 1.8 DiD


-Choice of two Euro V engines:

-1.6 petrol - 115bhp @ 6,000 rpm, 114lb.ft @ 4,000 rpm
-1.8 DiD turbodiesel 147bhp @ 4,000 rpm, 221lb.ft @ 2,000-3,000 rpm -5 Speed manual transmission on the 1.6-litre petrol, 6-speed manual on 1.8 DiD diesel
-AWC electronically controlled 4x4 system offered with 1.8 DiD turbodiesel


-World first passenger car application of variable valve timing with a diesel engine
-Automatic Stop & Go, electric power steering, low rolling resistance tyres, regenerative brakes (Generation Control System), low viscosity oil, LED lighting and weight reduction measures all contribute to the ASXs excellent emissions and economy


-Standard equipment on all includes alloy wheels, air conditioning, Automatic Stop & Go, Active Stability Control and Traction Control, aux-in jack, keyless entry, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, dual stage front side and curtain airbags, drivers knee airbag, tilt and telescopic steering column
-ASX 3 gains fully automatic air conditioning, one touch starting, cruise control, heated seats, privacy glass, audio wheel controls, Bluetooth, leather covered steering wheel and shift knob, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, chrome exterior detailing
-ASX 4 gains leather seats and Kenwood in-car entertainment incorporating iPod control, sat nav and a reversing camera


-Euro NCAP 5-star
-The ASX features Mitsubishis RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) energy dispersion crash safety structure. Further improving safety all ASX come with whiplash reducing seats, up to 7 airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Active Stability Control, traction Control, Hill Start Assist and Emergency Stop signal System
-Pedestrian protection measures including plastic front wings, a double bulge bonnet and energy absorbing front bumper

Performance/technical specifications

Model 0-62 (secs) Top Speed (mph) Power (bhp/rpm) Torque Lb ( Mpg

(Urban/Extra Urban/combined)
CO2 (g/km)
ASX 1.6 Petrol 11.4 113 115/6000 114/4000 36.7/56.5/47.1 135
ASX 1.8 DiD 9.7 124 148/4000 221/2000-3000 42.2/58.9/51.4 145
ASX 1.8 DiD 4x4 10.0 123 147/4000 221/2000-3000 40.9/56.5/49.6 150

Wheelbase (mm): 2670mm
Dimensions L/W/H (mm): 4295 / 1770 / 1625

Track F/R 1525 / 1525
Kerb Weight (kg) 1270 (ASX2); 1290 (ASX3&4 Petrol); 1450 (ASX3&4 Diesel); 1525 (ASX3&4 Diesel 4WD)
Fuel tank capacity (litres): 63 (60 - 4wd)
Front (rear) axle: MacPherson strut (multi link)
Boot capacity seats up/down 442 / 1193 litres
Towing capacity (braked) 1100kg petrol / 1400kg diesel
Service Intervals: Petrol: 12,500/12 Months; Diesel: 9,000/12 months
Warranty: 3-year unlimited mileage, 12 year anti-corrosion perforation and 3- year pan-European roadside, home and accident assistance

Pricing, Insurance Groups, Volumes and Model Mix

Model Ins Group Mix Price
ASX 2 1.6 Petrol 13 15% £14,999
ASX 3 1.6 Petrol 13 36% £16,799
ASX 4 1.6 Petrol 14 4% £18,799
ASX 3 1.8 Diesel 19 27% £18,549
ASX 3 1.8 Diesel 4x4 19 13% £20,049
ASX 4 1.8 Diesel 19 3% £20,549
ASX 4 1.8 Diesel 4x4 20 2% £22,049

Metallic Paint costs £440 including VAT. The List Price includes VAT at 17.5% and the cost of delivery to the dealer's premises, but excludes Government Road Fund Licence and First Registration Fee.

Sales in the first 12 months of full production are expected to be in the range of 3,000 " 5,000 units.

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