Mitsubishi ASX Unveiled With Major Facelift

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The ASX is a compact SUV designed for the city, offering wide-ranging versatility that makes it flawless for everything from everyday use to exciting adventures.

The design concept is "Impact and Impulse".

The old 2.2-litre diesel unit has been dropped, and for European markets the sole engine choice is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder non-turbo petrol engine. The current model can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive, with just a CVT on all-wheel drive models, and an available manual on front-driver versions. The new styling aims to make the hood deeper and project a stronger presence at the front end.

Gone is the not-so-hot nose of yore, and in its place is a sleeker, sharper front end that relies on the newer design language seen on the Eclipse Cross and Outlander.

The bumper embraces the central protective shape from both sides and the squared horizontal and vertical line treatment of the grille and the skid plate under the bumper expresses strength and toughness.

Outlander Sport buyers get LED rear combination lamps, except turn signals, that stretch across the entire rear of the vehicle. There are also new colours called Sunshine Orange, Red Diamond and Oak Brown.

A mysterious electric SUV isn't the only vehicle Mitsubishi is bringing to the Geneva Motor Show.

Cabin changes have been kept to a minimum, but there is at least a new touchscreen infotainment system featuring a larger screen (up from 17.8cm to 20.3cm in size) and enhanced connectivity, including satnav with real-time traffic information. It can even display video stored on USB drives while the vehicle is stationary.

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