Monday, April 3, 2017
2017 Mitsubishi ASX Now Available in the Philippines
It may not have made it to the Manila International Auto Show last weekend, but Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) is wasting no time in introducing to the market the refreshed ASX. The “Active Sport Crossover” sees an array of exterior and interior upgrades for both the GLS and GSR variants.
The 2017 ASX is immediately distinguishable with its Dynamic Shield Concept front-end. The new face expresses power and protection while also evoking more sophistication. Apart from the new design, the ASX also has new wheel arch moldings, new 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, and a shark fin type antenna. The range-topping GSR flaunts a panoramic glass roof with LED illumination and Super Wide Range HID headlamps with retractable headlamp washers.
Completely built-up (CBU) from Japan, the ASX is loaded to provide comfort and convenience for everyone aboard. It has a white-lit contrast meters with a LCD-type multi-information display, leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, a 6.75-inch Multimedia Entertainment System, and dial-type automatic climate control. The GLS variant has high-grade black fabric seats with red stitching, while the GSR ups that with black leather seats with red stitching. The GSR also has aluminum pedals.
Mechanically, the 2017 ASX remains unchanged. It’s powered by Mitsubishi’s tried and tested 2.0-liter 4B11 engine generating 150 horsepower and 197 Nm of torque. Equipped with MIVEC, it provides ample performance without any detriment to fuel economy. Mated to the engine is a single type of transmission: a 6-speed CVT unit. Apart from paddle shifters, the 2017 ASX also gains the comfort of cruise control across the line-up.
Finally, the 2017 ASX also boasts of good safety features. It’s equipped with dual SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes with EBD, and three-point ELR seatbelts with pre-tensioners.
Backed up by a 3-year or 100,000-kilometer warranty, the 2017 ASX comes in 6 shades: Sapporo Silver, Sonic Blue, Amazon Red, Virgil Gray, Biscuit White, and Carbon Black. Pricing starts at P 1,195,000 for the GLS and tops out at P 1,295,000 for the GSR.