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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

2023 Mitsubishi ASX: This Is It


Well, here it is. After teasing the all-new ASX in June as a Renault-based compact SUV, Mitsubishi has pulled off the wraps. And yes, it’s basically a Renault Captur.

The 2023 ASX is pretty much the Captur compact crossover from the heavy-sculpted lines to the bracket-shaped grille, hook-shaped head- and taillights, and even wheels. In fact, the only difference is some minor grille detailing.



Just like the exterior, the interior is a Renault with some Mitsubishi badging. On the fancy end, drivers can opt for a 10.25-inch all-digital gauge cluster going down to a 7-inch or even traditional analog gauges.

The same goes for the main highlight—the infotainment system. The range starts out with a 7-inch screen in landscape but grows to 9.3 inches in a portrait format. Functionalities include wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and even ambient interior lighting.



Since it’s basically the Captur, the 2023 ASX also borrows its platform and engines. Riding on the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-B platform, it has five different engines including a hybrid (Mitsubishi’s first) and plug-in hybrid.

The range starts with the only non-hybrid engine available: a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder with 90 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque. This is then followed by a turbocharged 1.3-liter 4-cylinder mild hybrid with 138 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. These two engines are the only ones you can get with a 6-speed manual.



Moving up to the two pedal versions, there’s a turbocharged 1.3-liter 4-cylinder mild hybrid with 156 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed dual clutch. Then, there are two engines that are paired with two electric motors and an automatic—the full hybrid 1.6-liter with 141 horsepower and 148 Nm of torque and a 1.6-liter plug-in hybrid with 160 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. The plug-in hybrid can go up to 49 kilometers purely on electric power.

For safety, all models of the ASX get MI-PILOT which gives emergency brake assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and parking assist. Higher-level trims gain blind spot assist, active lane departure warning, and speed alert. Range-topping models come with adaptive cruise control and active lane-following assist.

Sales for the all-new ASX is limited in Europe with plans to start by March 2023. The Japanese carmaker hasn’t given any indication as to whether they’ll be expanding its availability to other markets.

12 comments:

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    1. Because it's basically a Renault! Think Nissan Livina and the Mitsubishi Xpander.

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    2. Sir Uly, I want to tell something... Kuchi 888 is gatecrashing here at the comments section just Like RG and also, he is claiming things without references so he can spread false information whenever he wants. Aga, Aight and Azazel already warned Kuchi 888 for his BS opinions against me.

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    3. I have a feeling current Mitsubishi-Nissan-Renault vehicles will look and feel the same since they sit on the same platform.

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  2. Looks great..Its made in Spain though

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  3. Just plain badge replacement and no execution of the dynamic shield signature? It looks good though!

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  4. Mitsubishi eK Cross EV & Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV will be first left hand drive soon.

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  5. Since we don't have Renault, that car would really stand out here despite just being a rebadged Captur :)

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    1. I doubt MMPC would sell this New ASX in the local market as its made solely in Spain for European markets.
      MMPC won't bring in the Eclipse Cross SUV in the local market due to pricing issues.

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    2. It's also assembled in Wuhan, they can source it from there :P Also didn't realized na wala na palang ASX sa website ni Mitsubishi :O, I thought they're still selling the current one.....

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    3. Dongfeng stopped the production of the Renault Captur 2 in China since 2020 after Renault sold its stake and left their joint venture with Dongfeng..In China the partner of Mitsubishi is GAC..I doubt Renault would allow GAC to manufacture the New ASX based on the Captur 2 there in China.

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  6. they didnt even bother to add their own touch, they literally just swapped the badges

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