The Mitsubishi ASX is an economical 4-wheel-drive automatic with enough good looks, performance, safety and comfort to have stamped its authority on the Australian motoring consciousness.
The five-year/130,000km warranty that accompanies the Mitsubishi ASX confirms the manufacturer’s confidence in this 2.3-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel AWD. This six-speed automatic baby weighs in at 1530kg and measures 4.3m in length, which provides ample interior leg and headroom and more than enough cargo space. It seats four adults comfortably and takes 5-star care of their safety requirements.
Mitsubishi’s unique Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution system is engineered into a single-piece body design. Seven airbags form a protective barrier against injuries from a collision and the kids are secured by the ISOFIX anchors. Stability and traction control systems combined with anti-lock brakes and the ability to lock the centre diff. and change to and from AWD ably assist with vehicle control when things get a little rough. A reverse camera and a set of sensors bring up the rear. Cabin technology does its bit to assist and entertain.
Bluetooth connectivity and USB input and an impressive sound system is controlled via touchscreen. Satellite navigation is easily operated while driving and to add to driver comfort there is a power-adjustable seat. All seats are leather-trimmed and front seat occupants also enjoy heating. With 110kW driving the 17-inch alloy wheels, drivers can either explore the limits of this SUV’s power, or simply switch to cruise control and enjoy the ride and the admiring glances.