Images courtesy of Car Advice show a new Mitsubishi ASX prototype undergoing testing ahead of its planned lunch at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October. This Suzuki Vitara and Honda HR-V rival is heavily camouflaged but appears to bear a resemblance to the 2015 XR Concept. Read on for everything we know so far…
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This prototype has a more boxy body than the XR Concept but does appear to sport a similar cross-shaped grille beneath its many layers of camouflage. The two strakes between the headlights will probably be chromed on the finished car while sections of the front bumper will most likely be painted a contrasting black colour.
The new car’s proportions don’t appear to be radically different to the outgoing ASX – its chunky profile features relatively large windows that will help the interior feel as spacious as possible. The new car boasts a more steeply raked rear windscreen than the outgoing model but thick plastic wrapping fitted to the prototype disguise any further details.
No official dates have been confirmed but the new ASX is expected to go on sale in 2018. Customers will be offered a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines as well as a plug-in hybrid PHEV model.
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2018 Mitsubishi ASX price and release date
We don’t expect prices to change much compared to the current model. This means entry-level cars should cost just a little more than £15,000 rising to more then £25,000 for top-spec models. A hybrid model could push this number up, however, to above £30,00 for the plushest examples. It’s predicted to go on sale in 2018.
New Mitsubishi ASX price, specs and release date (updated June 2016)
A new Mitsubishi concept car, called the Ground Tourer, will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 2016 and could hint at what the ASX‘s replacement will look. Only a single teaser image has been released, read on to find out what we know so far…
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From the official image, we can see this new SUV sports blacked-out pillars to make the roof appear to float above the bodywork. Its steeply raked windscreen and elongated lights that extend around the body – in a manner similar to the Range Rover Evoque – give it a stylish silhouette. Less subtle are the large air intakes in the front bumper and exaggerated wheelarches that dominate the lower bodywork.
Alongside this image, Mitsubishi has confirmed its new car will feature similar plug-in hybrid technology to the existing Outlander PHEV and be just as capable in the mud as it will be on the road surface. These claims cannot be verified, however, until the final production-ready model hits the road.
If this concept does reach showrooms wearing an ASX badge, we expect it to be compete with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson. If you can’t wait for it to be launched, check out the great deals on offer using our Mitsubishi ASX configurator, or take a look at a selection of its competitors using our deals pages and helpful car chooser tool.
Mitsubishi ASX price, specs and release date (updated November 2015)
The current generation ASX was introduced in 2010 and currently competes with rivals such as the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4. The new model will have to offer more than just good equipment levels and a roomy interior to remain an attractive proposition in the face of very fierce competition.
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New Mitsubishi ASX styling
No images of the new ASX have been released yet, but we expect it to take inspiration from the XR-PHEV II concept shown at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The recent replacement for the Outlander PHEV features design cues that trace back to this concept and, as a result, we expect the ASX to sport similar exterior styling.
The familiar trapezoidal grille may be lost in favour of the XR-PHEV II chrome-framed collection of faceted lines and complicated angles. Slim headlights mounted high in the bumper would give it a very sporty and distinctly tough front end.
The more radical two-piece rear windscreen and aggressively slanted roof-line of the concept are unlikely to reach production but, we imagine some elements will be translated into a practical five-door form.
New Mitsubishi ASX Interior
Mitsubishi chose to alter very few components when refreshing the Outlander’s interior and we expect similar treatment for the ASX. A large infotainment system will probably still feature prominently on the dashboard and the cabin should remain cleanly designed and uncluttered.
Two of the best features we picked out in our review of the Mitsubishi ASX were generous equipment levels and good interior space. If these themes continue, and Mitsubishi can sort out some of the lower-rent interior plastics, the new car could prove to be a very pleasant place to sit indeed.
New Mitsubishi ASX engines
Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid technology has proved to be incredibly popular and it would seem very likely that an electric drivetrain, similar to the Outlander PHEV, will feature in the ASX’s lineup. It’s been suggested, however, that such technology might not be offered as part of the range at launch, and we may have to wait until late 2016 or early 2017 to see it on sale.
New Mitsubishi price and release date
The new ASX will be revealed at the Los Angeles Motor Show this November and go on sale next year. An entry-level model will probably be offered for around £15,000, similar to both the outgoing model and crucially, many rivals. If Mitsubishi develops a plug-in hybrid model, you can expect it to cost up to £10,000 more than the standard car, as is the case with the larger Outlander PHEV.
If the Government plug-in car grant is extended, pending a review towards the end of 2015, you could save up an additional £5,000 off the price of a new plug-in hybrid ASX.
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