In today’s automotive industry, production cycles are usually pretty short. However, there are always exceptions and the current-generation ASX is one of them. Mitsubishi’s subcompact crossover has been in production for about 12 years, so it can hardly be considered competitive when compared to a much younger competition. Therefore, the company prepared something new, which won’t be offered in all markets. The 2023 Mitsubishi ASX will come completely redesigned in Europe but that version could come to a few more markets as well, though we won’t see it in Australia, the UK and other right-hand drive markets.
The new model will bring a completely new design, heavily based on the current-generation Renault Captur. The two models will share almost everything, whether it’s about mechanics or aesthetics. The visual difference will be minimal too, while the powertrain offer will include five options.
The all-new 2023 Mitsubishi ASX will hit the European market in December.
2023 Mitsubishi ASX Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the European model will come completely new and if we consider that the outgoing model has been around for way too long, there’s no doubt that the new generation will be much more modern in many aspects. The new model, however, isn’t designed by Mitsubishi engineers. Instead, it is pretty much a re-badged Renault Captur, with the same mechanical and nearly identical aesthetics.
The new generation is based on the CMF platform, which brings many benefits, not just in terms of ride quality, but also in terms of new powertrain options, including hybrid units. Also, there is the matter of styling, where the new 2023 Mitsubishi ASX looks more modern, though not very unique. More precisely, it is mostly the same as Renault’s counterpart, with minor differences in the grille and front fascia.
The new crossover will be offered in six colors, as well as the optional black roof. What’s interesting is that the new model features smaller dimensions than its predecessor. It is good for about 4228mm in total length, 1797mm in width and 1573mm in height. For comparison, that’s 137mm shorter, 13mm narrower and 67mm lower compared to the previous model.
The new European version also brings a completely new interior and, once again, things are pretty much the same as in Captur. The cabin looks largely the same, with the steering wheel as one of the main differences. The overall impression is pretty good, whether it’s about style or materials. Simply, the overall build quality is pretty good for the segment.
Also, there is a pretty generous offer of tech features, though base models offer some old-school solutions, such as an analog instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch driver-information display. Higher trim levels offer digital instrument clusters, with either with 7 or 10.25 inches in size. Base models come with a 7-inch infotainment screen, while higher trim levels come with a bigger 9.3-inch unit. Additionally, there are upgrades like wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a premium audio system and many other tech and convenience features.
Also, base models come equipped with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic-sigh recognition, and park assist. Additionally, you can opt for goodies like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring etc.
2023 Mitsubishi ASX Engines
As we already mentioned, the new 2023 Mitsubishi ASX will be offered with five powertrain options. Base versions will feature a small 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit, which puts out around 90 horsepower and 160Nm of torque. Higher trim levels will come with a familiar 1.3-liter turbo-four, which will come in two output variants, with either 140 or 157 horsepower.
Finally, count on two hybrid versions, both based on a 1.6-liter engine. The classic hybrid will feature a max output of 148 horsepower, while the PHEV version will come with a more capable electric motor and a combined output of 159 horsepower. The latter will also feature a larger battery pack that should provide a decent all-electric range as well.
2023 Mitsubishi ASX Release Date
The new 2023 Mitsubishi ASX will hit the market in December. On the other hand, the old model will continue without bigger changes in right-hand drive markets.