The debut of Mitsubishi ASX (Outlander Sport), which survived the scheduled restyling, will be held in the New York Motor Show in April this year.
In the new generation, the crossover got a more modern appearance and interior design, as well as some innovations in the technical part.
It should be noted that the company Nissan, which currently owns more than 30% of the shares in Mitsubishi, is preparing a full update of the model range. Therefore, the updated ASX will be the last of its kind. The next generation of the car, which is scheduled for release in 2020, will most likely be built on the same platform as the Nissan Cascay crossover and will have a similar appearance.
The exterior design of the updated crossover is not too different from its previous modification, but it has some features that make the appearance more stylish and modern. The car received a modernized radiator grille, made chrome-plated elements, forming the letter “X”, similar to other latest novelties of the brand.
In addition, the updated ASX (Outlander Sport) differs from its predecessor in the form of a front bumper and fog lamps, side lights, and the presence of a chrome trim on the tailgate.
The manufacturer has added an additional color for painting the body – Alloy Silver, as well as a new design of alloy wheels.
The main innovation in the cabin of the renovated car was a modernized head unit with a 7-inch touch screen. The multimedia system gained full touch control, having lost physical buttons (with the exception of only one rotating controller), and was able to interact with mobile devices on iOS and Android operating systems.
Also, updates in the car’s interior affected the location of the gearbox selector. It was moved slightly closer to the armrest to ensure maximum control comfort. The manufacturer promises improved noise insulation in the car interior, as well as reduced vibration while driving.
The car provides a comfortable fit for the driver and passengers, has a high level of comfort and excellent quality of materials used for interior decoration.
The car has a high level of technical equipment. As basic and optional equipment are available options such as:
– Leather interior trim;
– Climate control with manual or automatic control;
– Multifunctional steering wheel;
– Electric power windows, exterior mirrors and front seats;
– Reversing camera;
– Panoramic roof with hatch;
– Monitoring system of road marking lines;
– Automatic main beam control;
– Control of blind areas, etc.
Presence of all these functions provides the maximum level of comfort and safety while driving the car.
To buy a crossover in the North American countries (where the car will be sold under the name of Outlander Sport) it will be possible in the autumn of this year. The minimum cost of new items will be just under 20 thousand dollars.