2012 Mitsubishi ASX revealed
The face-lifted ASX is Mitsubishi's rival to compact SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan; it gets styling tweaks and a more efficient diesel engine.
Cosmetic tweaks include a softer, less angular grille and a new rear bumper.
The interior gets new fabrics, along with chrome trim on the front doors. A rotary knob that used to control the car's four-wheel-drive system has been replaced with new push-button switchgear.
Mitsubishi has also revised the ASX's rear suspension to give sharper handling and a more comfortable ride.
The existing engine range – a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.8-litre diesel – will be joined by a 114bhp 1.8-litre diesel. This engine has CO2 emissions of 125g/km – 11g/km lower than the existing diesel.
The 2012 Mitsubishi ASX will go on sale in Europe later in the autumn. Prices are yet to be confirmed.
The existing engines are joined by a 114bhp 1.8 diesel, with emissions of 125g/km – 11g/km down on the current diesel
By Pete Barden
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