Mitsubishi ASX enters compact 4x4 arenaCompact 4x4 is gunning for Kuga and Qashqai

20 January 2010

Mitsubishi ASX compact 4x4 front

Mitsubishi ASX 4x4 arrives in March

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 ASX compact 4x4 rear

Compact 4x4 wants to attract Kuga customers

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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