Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has introduced the facelifted Mitsubishi ASX. It’s basically a minor cosmetic job, with changes led by a new front grille design and the inclusion of a panoramic glass roof. Additionally, the vehicle now incorporates auto rain and light sensors, GPS navigation with Bluetooth/iPod connectivity as standard features.
The ASX – which debuted in 2010 – was last upgraded for the 2012 model year, adding new 17-inch alloy wheels, a smart key/push-start ignition system, auto-retractable side mirrors and revised leather seats when it came about in January 2012.
Still no changes to the running gear, with the 4B11 2.0 litre MIVEC four-banger still turning out the same output numbers, these being 150 PS at 6,000 rpm and 197 Nm at 4,200 rpm. Also present, the INVECS-III CVT transmission with six-step sports mode.
A range of three optional accessories packages has been made available for the car, each individually specifiable. The first package adds in a front corner extension with DRLs, front and rear under covers, a side wind deflector and a large rear spoiler, and goes for RM4,599.
The second package consists of a rear bumper plate, chrome-plated door mirror covers, a tailgate protector and scuff plates, and is priced at RM1,799. As for the third package, a new shift knob, side tray lid, rear cargo luggage mat and luggage net will set you back RM899.
Four exterior colours – White Pearl, Titanium Grey, Black Mica and Red Metallic – are available for the facelifted ASX, which is priced at RM139,981 (on-the-road, without insurance).
Published: Monday, May 27, 2013