New Mitsubishi ASX debuts in Europe

By CARSIFU | 21 September 2022

Looks similar to the Renault Captur, doesn't it? That's because the new ASX for Europe is based on the Captur.

TOKYO: Mitsubishi Motors' subsidiary in Europe, has premiered the new generation ASX for the European market at an online event.

ASX (RVR or Outlander Sport in some markets), a compact SUV, is one of Mitsubishi' core models which was introduced to Europe in 2010.

Based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-B platform, the new ASX is a compact SUV supplied by Renault and developed specifically for the European market.

The model, based on the Captur, will be manufactured at Renault's Valladolid plant in Spain and will be in Mitsubishi Motors' showrooms in select European markets from March 2023.


The new ASX features a flowing silhouette from the front to the rear, and the character line which rises toward the rear combines with the floating roof to give the vehicle a dynamic styling.

An element of Mitsubishi' Dynamic Shield design concept is added to the front face, with a robust grille staging the iconic three-diamond logo. The SUV also features sleek side panels and wide shoulders.

The new generation ASX features a wide range of powertrain options to match today's varying needs in Europe.

Topping the line-up will be the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, two electric motors (an alternator-starter and a main motor), an automatic, multi-mode gearbox, and a 10.5kWh battery.


The full hybrid (HEV) model comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors, an automatic, multi-mode gearbox, and a 1.3kWh battery.

The mild hybrid model combines a 1.3-litre direct injection turbo with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed double-clutch automatic transmission (7DCT), and the entry model is available with a 1.0-litre turbocharged gasoline engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.

Inside, a spacious cargo area and sliding rear bench enhance convenience for users.


A Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) is located at the centre of the instrument panel, and the Multi-Sense system controlled via the SDA allows the driver to select the drive mode that best suits their preference.

In addition, advanced driver assistance systems such as MI-PILOT single-lane driver assistance technology for highways, which integrates Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Centering Assist (LCA), are available to support safe driving.