Mitsubishi announced the all-new ASX earlier this year as the upcoming siblings of Renault Captur and Nissan Juke. Today, a new press release from Mitsubishi Germany details five engine options for the upcoming crossover, which will be unveiled in September 2022.
Mitsubishi will share the CMF-B platform with the ASX Renault Captur so it was expected to borrow engine options from its French siblings. The range will start with a turbocharged 1.0 MPI-T three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 90 hp (67 kW / 91 PS) and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Those who want more power can opt for the turbocharged 1.3 DI-T four-cylinder which comes in two variants – 138 hp (103 kW / 140 PS) a six-speed manual, or 156 hp (116 kW / 158 PS) mated a seven speed. Dual-clutch automatic transmission.
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Moving on to electrified options, ASX will use hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains from Renault Capture e-Tech. Both are using a naturally ambitious 1.6-liter petrol engine with two electric motors and a sophisticated multi-mode gearbox that transmits power to the front axle.
The difference is related to the power output and the size of the battery. More specifically, the self-charging hybrid offers a combined 143 hp (107 kW / 145 PS) and comes with a 1.3 kWh battery. The plug-in hybrid, on the other hand, produces a combined 158 hp (118 kW / 160 PS) and comes with a larger 10.5 kW battery that can be charged by an external source that allows EV-only range as long as 50 km. Renault Captur E-Tech’s (30 miles)
The sporting silhouette has been chosen, with the styling expected to be no match for the new ASX’s older predecessor. As indicated by the official teaser, the model will have a new grille integrated with LED headlights, strong dynamic lines on the bonnet, and pronounced wheel arches. The latest teaser features a sculpted tailgate and a small portion of the rear edge, along with a small portion of the LED taillights.
We’ll learn more about the new Mitsubishi ASX with its official debut this September. Sales in the European market are set to begin in the spring of 2023, bringing Mitsubishi to the center of the highly competitive small SUV segment (B-SUV). All five engine variants will be available from the launch. In addition to the new ASX, the Mitsubishi Colt will also revive the Superman, in the form of a revised Renault Cleo.
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