Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines: A brilliant high-riding crossover
The Mitsubishi ASX was locally introduced for the first time in 2007 as a stylish crossover SUV. At that time, the ASX emerged as a likeable front-runner in the compact crossover segment. These days, although it's been overshadowed by dominant latecomers, the ASX has still been proving that it will not be left behind by the launch of a facelift version back in last year.
Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines: A brilliant high-riding crossover in the market
With an appealing look, efficient engine and performance, the Mitsubishi ASX promises to continue stirring the local car market in the years ahead. In this Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines review, we will find out together all factors that have made the refreshed ASX preferred in its class.
A closer look at the refreshed Mitsubishi ASX
1. Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines: Exterior
The 2018 ASX can attract the huge amount of eyes towards it
The all-new Mitsubishi ASX is available in two variants in the Philippines market: the GLS and GSR. The 2018 ASX can attract the huge amount of eyes towards it. Yes, the outer is a perfect blend of stylishness and practicality. Taking a quick look at the front fascia, you can easily realize Mitsubishi’s renowned Dynamic Shield Concept. Due to a height of 1,627 mm, the front grille flanked by HID headlights is stretched to fit that the overall proportions.
The outer is a perfect blend of stylishness and practicality
The side is prominent with new bigger set of bi-tone 18-inch alloy
The side is prominent with new bigger set of bi-tone 18-inch alloy wheels mated to new wheel arc mouldings while up top is a new shark fin antenna. Notably, the top-of-the-line ASX GSR is spoiled with a panoramic glass roof with LED illumination.
Up top is a new shark fin antenna
The top-of-the-line ASX GSR is spoiled with a panoramic glass roof with LED illumination
2. Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Interior
The Mitsubishi ASX 2018 interior is not class-leading but it still makes you thirst for.
For 2018, a larger 6.75-inch touchscreen display currently places on the all-black dashboard, which supports DVD, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), iPod, USB and even GPS navigation.
The Mitsubishi ASX interior is not class-leading but it still makes you thirst for
Magnesium alloy paddle shifters comes as standard on both variants. However, the base GLS is just fitted with black fabric seats while the higher-end trim is coddled with black leather ones. Red stitching highlights those seats and the cabin as well. Furthermore, the GRS likewise comes with garish aluminum pedals which are reminiscent of a street-racer.
Passengers can also park comfortably inside thanks to a great amount of head- and legroom
With reference to comfort, the driver’s seat has got good range of adjustment and lumbar support to keep you relaxed in long drive. Beyond that, the steering wheel with comfortable posture also well fulfills its duty. Passengers can also park comfortably inside thanks to a great amount of head- and legroom. Regretfully, individual sliding seats are absent from this vehicle.
With seats down, the cargo space will increase from 348 L to a massive 1193 L.
3. Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
Both trims run the same Euro 4-compliant 2.0-liter in-line-four 16-valve DOHC (4B11) with MIVEC as the pre-facelift version for better performance and fuel efficiency. This engine can muster a maximum output of 150 hp and a peak torque of 197 Nm at 4,200 rpm. Working in tandem with a 6-speed CVT allows the engine to make practicable driving with smooth gearshifts.
The new ASX packs an Euro 4-compliant 2.0L in-line 4 16-valve DOHC (4B11) with MIVEC
Thanks to this powerhouse, the ASX can easy get by both city and highway roads. The MIVEC used in the 4B11 mill offers a great combination of high fuel efficiency, max power output together with a high level of environmental performance. As for fuel consumption, the vehicle manages a decent 11km/L in mixed driving and traffic conditions.
Meanwhile, the improved INVECS – III CVT in the crossover provides you with new driving experience: an automatic gearbox that takes in road imperfections and power lag of conventional gear changes now exudes of being more efficient and responsive. As well as that, it monitors road and driving conditions to automatically control observe behavior and timing, then creating an intelligent profile which anticipates your every ride.
Plus, there is also a Sports Mode. This drive mode allows you to enjoy the racing feel of changing gears with a six-step shift control and simultaneously, boosts the convenience of an automatic gearbox.
4. Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines: Safety & Security
With a view to making safety and protection of driver and occupants, the Mitsubishi ASX 2018 model is embedded with airbags system for driver and front passenger. The Hill Start Assist is useful for off-road purpose while Stability Control System keeps traction in slippery road condition.
The 2018 ASX is embedded with airbags system for driver and front passenger
The dynamic braking system is also solid and protective with disc brakes for front and rear wheels. Empowering that braking system is ABS with EBD technology.
Last but not least, suspension system is also upgraded for better performance and safety.
5. Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Prices in the Philippines
In the Philippines, the Mitsubishi ASX can be had from ₱1,215,000 for the entry-level ASX 2.0 GLS. If you want to the top-end 2.0 GSR, pay for another ₱110,000.
|2018 Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 GSR||₱1,325,000|
|2018 Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 GLS||₱1,215,000|
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6. Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Specs in the Philippines
|Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 GSR||Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 GLS|
|Tread (Front/Rear) (mm)||1,545 / 1,545|
|Curb Weight (kg)||1,350|
|Gross Weight (kg)||1,970|
|Seating Capacity (Persons)||5|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||63|
|Minimum Turning Radius (m)||5.3|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Engine Type||2.0L 4-cylinder DOHC 16 valves gasoline engine (4B11) with MIVEC technology|
|Fuel System||Electronic Controlled Multi-Point Injection (ECI-Multi)|
|Max Power||150 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||197 Nm @ 4,200 rpm|
|Transmission Type||INVECS - III CVT with 6-speed Sports Mode|
|Magnesium Alloy Paddle Shifters||Yes|
|Suspension & Brakes|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring and Stabilizer Bar|
|Rear Suspension||Multi-link with Coil Spring and Stabilizer Bar|
|Front Brake||16-inch Ventilated Disc|
|Rear Brake||16-inch Drum-in-Disc|
|Tires & Wheels|
|Tires||225 / 55 R18|
|Wheels||18-inch x 7.0J Alloy|
|SRS Airbags||Dual Stage (Driver & Passenger)|
|Seatbealts (Rear)||3 pt. ELR x 3|
|Anti-lock Braking System||Yes, w/ EBD|
|Reverse Sensors||Yes (Dealer Option)||No|
|Reverse Camera||Yes (Dealer Option)|
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)||Yes (Dealer Option)|
|Seat Material||Leather||Black High Grade Fabric|
|Power Steering||Electronic-type with Anti-Backlash System (ABLS)|
|Steering Wheel||3-Spoke Leather Wrapped|
|Audio Controls||Yes (Dealer Option)|
7. Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines: Verdict
Before the refreshed ASX, the big question for us is why we did not see more ASXs on the road. But for now, it comes as no surprise when the Mitsubishi ASX 2018 is getting a huge market share. Good-looking, comfortable, practically safe and affordable to run all make the crossover from Mitsubishi much-publicized.
Good-looking, comfortable, practically safe and affordable to run all make the crossover from Mitsubishi much-publicized
In the end, hopefully our Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines Review has made you better apprehend the hot-seller of Mitsubishi. To learn more about other sought-after vehicles in the Philippine market, please click here where a series of our in-depth review will definitely help.