Mitsubishi has announced the range details of the updated ASX – sold as the Outlander Sport in the U.S. – for the UK market, where it’ll hit showrooms in September.
The Japanese compact SUV, which first went on sale back in 2009, went through one more facelift that brings it in line with Mitsubishi’s latest models, such as the Eclipse Cross.
The redesign includes new sheet metal from the windscreen forward, giving the 2020 ASX the company’s latest 'Dynamic Shield’ front fascia, new 18-inch alloy wheels and a refreshed rear end with new LED taillights.
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The changes are less dramatic inside, where you get piano black detailing, redesigned HVAC controls and a larger, eight-inch infotainment system that now includes both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as DAB radio.
One of the biggest changes in Mitsubishi’s third global best-seller is the adoption of a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine, which is the only option in the range. The new powertrain produces 147 HP (150 PS) and 195 Nm (143 lb-ft) of torque and replaces the previous model’s 113 HP 1.6-liter.
The 2020 ASX will be available in FWD and AWD versions, with the latter being available with a CVT transmission as an option. Front-wheel drive variants of the Mitsubishi ASX need 10.2 seconds for the 0-62mph (100km/h), while the AWD with the CVT require an extra 2 seconds. Top speed in all versions is 118 mph (190 km/h).
The new Mitsubishi ASX also comes with an enhanced range of driver assistance systems, including Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Customers will get to choose between two trim levels, Design and Dynamic, with pricing to be announced closer to the SUV’s launch date.