Feast your eyes on the all-new Mitsubishi ASX Compact SUV set to for launch in 2020. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil the 2020 model ASX at the Geneva International Motor Show held March 5th-17th.
As expected from such a quality brand, Mitsubishi Motors has sold 1.32 million ASX models across 90 countries since it first launched in 2009. Much has happened since then with new looks, features and upgraded performance. The 2020 Mitsubishi ASX is no different and shows a facelift worth its weight in gold.
While North America, Europe, Australia, and China are by far the biggest markets for Mitsubishi, MMC believes that the new ASX will be vital to their global strategy. As it stands, the ASX is currently the third-highest selling vehicle offered by MMC and the new launch will hopefully take it further.
New Look Mitsubishi ASX
From first glance, you can tell that the exterior has undergone a major facelift in line with the design philosophy of “robust and ingenious.” In fact, it expresses MMC’s global tagline, “Drive your Ambition.” It has clearly adopted Mitsubishi’s latest Dynamic Shield front design styling which means the ASX mimics aspects of the Eclipse Cross.
New LED headlights and taillights form part of the 2020 model with a distinctive layout. The indicators and fog lamps are located at the ends of the bumper, a squared grille and stylishly silver finished skid plate reflect strength and durability. The front end truly highlights the Mitsubishi brand giving it the recognition it deserves and also makes it appear more rugged.
At the rear, the Mitsubishi ASX features LED combination lamps in an edgy design that stretches across the entire width of the car. It certainly underlines the wide stance while the skid plate styling at the rear also projecting robustness. In addition to the standard colours, they’ve added a few new options in Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange and Oak Brown.
A Look Inside The 2020 Mitsubishi ASX
Inside the cabin, one of the first things to note is the touchscreen for the infotainment system. It has increased from seven to eight inches and on the higher-spec models, you also get TomTom navigation with real-time traffic updates.
The Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) has also seen a few improvements which now offers advanced connectivity. Another neat feature is that you can view videos stored on a USB stick on the SDA screen but only when the vehicle is stopped.
Rumour has it that Mitsubishi will soon add a smartphone app that displays the odometer, speedometer and warning lamp among other important information. The app will check the remaining fuel level and provide navigation suggestions to the nearest petrol station. Additionally, the mobile app will also provide guidance on optimum vehicle maintenance and inspection intervals.
Engine Specs And Availability
For the European market, the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter petrol engine and a five-speed manual gearbox. For an additional price, you can fit a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with a sports mode resembling six physical gears.
While there is very limited information available about the engine spec, it could be similar to the Outlander with 148 bhp and 195 Nm of torque. At the moment, there is no confirmation whether a diesel version will be available but all should be revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The South African public will also have to wait in anticipation to see if the new Mitsubishi ASX will be available locally. As always, we strive to bring you all the latest motoring news from around the world so keep an eye on our blog for additional updates or visit our current Mitsubishi ASX page for more information.