Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines: Review, Price, Interior, Specs & More

Feb 10, 2018
Analyze the Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Philippines through our in-depth review on Philkotse.com in terms of price, specs, interior, exterior, performance and more.

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 angular front

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

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 angular front

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.

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 side view

The outer is a perfect blend of stylishness and practicality

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 wheel

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.

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 angular rear

Up top is a new shark fin antenna

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 panoramic glass roof

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.

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 interior

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.

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 seating

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.

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 engine

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.

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 airbags

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.

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 Prices in the Philippines
Model  Price
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 2018 Specs in the Philippines
  Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 GSR Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 GLS
General Specification
Length (mm) 4,355
Width (mm) 1,810
Height (mm) 1,640
Wheelbase (mm) 2,670
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
Safety Features
SRS Airbags Dual Stage (Driver & Passenger)  
Seatbealts (Front)
  • 3 pt. ELR w/ Pretensioner
  • Force Limiter
  • Adjustable Anchor x 2
Seatbealts (Rear) 3 pt. ELR x 3
Anti-lock Braking System Yes, w/ EBD
Tether Anchors Yes
Reverse Sensors Yes (Dealer Option) No
Reverse Camera Yes (Dealer Option)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Yes (Dealer Option)
Interior
Seat Material Leather Black High Grade Fabric
Infotainment System
  • 2-Din Single In-dash
  • DVD
  • MP3, WMA, MPEG4 Player
  • Tuner
  • iPod-ready
  • Aux-in
  • USB port
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6.75-inch LCD Touch Screen
  • 6 Speakers (Including 2 tweeters)
Navigation Ready Yes
Antenna Fin-type
Power Steering Electronic-type with Anti-Backlash System (ABLS)
Steering Wheel 3-Spoke Leather Wrapped
Audio Controls Yes (Dealer Option)
Cruise Controls Yes
Tilt Adjustment Yes
Telescopic Adjustment Yes

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.

Mitsubishi ASX 2018 on the road

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.

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