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Mitsubishi ASX enters compact 4×4 arena

Compact 4x4 is gunning for Kuga and Qashqai

Mitsubishi ASX compact 4x4 front

Mitsubishi ASX 4×4 arrives in March

The new Mitsubishi ASX has been designed to take advantage of the burgeoning compact 4×4 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 4×4.

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 4×4 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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