The first generation Mitsubishi ASX was launched in 1991. It was also released by Chrysler as the Eagle Summit Wagon and the Dodge/Plymouth Colt Wagon. It was known as the Mitsubishi Expo LRV In the United States and the Mitsubishi Space Runner in Europe. Its second generation was made available in 1997 offered as a minivan and a vehicle fitted with off-roading features. In 2010, the third generation was introduced in 2010.
In the Philippines, the refreshed Mitsubishi ASX was introduced in 2016. The Xpander could be considered as the successor of the ASX when you look into the local model lineup of Mitsubishi.
The Mitsubishi ASX measures 4,355mm long, 1,810mm wide, and 1,640mm tall. It features the Japanese carmaker’s distinct Dynamic Shield concept on its front fascia. Notable exterior highlights include a wide front grille, a lengthened pair of high-intensity discharge lamps, encased fog lights, wheel arch moldings, a shark fin antenna, and a panoramic glass roof illuminated with LED. To complete its superb road presence, the Mitsubishi ASX wears a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Mitsubishi ASX offers a spacious cabin that can accommodate five fully grown adults. Highlights include the ergonomically-designed black-colored dashboard complete with driving necessities, paddle shifters made in magnesium-alloy, aluminum pedals, and adjustable seats with lumbar support. It also comes with a 348L cargo space that can be extended to 1,193L when the rear seats are folded down.
Technology & Safety Features
For infotainment, the Mitsubishi ASX is fitted with a 6.75-inch touchscreen with GPS navigation, a tire pressure monitoring system, DVD, iPod that can be connected through Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity. Also, a 2-Din single in-dash is available paired with six speakers.
In terms of safety, it is fitted with a generous number of SRS airbags, three-point seatbelts with force limiter, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, reverse sensors and camera, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Mitsubishi ASX utilizes the Mitsubishi GS platform. It is equipped with a MacPherson strut suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil spring at the front and a multi-link with a stabilizer bar and coil spring at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by a 16-inch ventilated disc at the front and a 16-inch drum-in-disc at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi ASX is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine with MIVEC technology. It is paired with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed Sportronic mode guaranteed to produce 150 horsepower with 197 Newton meters of torque.