Mitsubishi ASX enters compact 4x4 arenaCompact 4x4 is gunning for Kuga and Qashqai
20 January 2010
The new Mitsubishi ASX has been designed to take advantage of the burgeoning compact 4x4 market occupied by the likes of the and .
It will make its European debut at the Geneva Motor in March and will be marketed as a cheaper, smaller alternative to the Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4.
ASX gets diesel engine
The tidy and compact design certainly looks more resolved than its bigger brother the Outlander, which was a joint development venture between Mitsubishi and Peugeot-Citroen. The ASX takes some styling cues from the , which is likely to find favour with buyers.
Mitsubishi says the most popular version of the new ASX will use an all-new 1.8 litre turbocharged diesel engine, which will fully comply with the current Euro 5 emissions standards.
No official fuel figures have yet been released, but Mitsubishi is keen to point out the standard six-speed manual gearbox will come fitted with stop-start technology.
We'll be reporting live from the Geneva Motor Show in March, and will bring you our full first impressions and some exclusive video of the Mitsubishi ASX then.
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