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2019 Mitsubishi ASX verdict

With a new 2.0-litre petrol engine under the bonnet, can the Mitsubishi ASX now run with the big hitters of the family SUV class?...

2019 Mitsubishi ASX driving
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Alan Taylor-Jones
10 May 2018 22:20

There’s no doubt that the ASX is better than it was. The larger petrol engine gives more power and the new infotainment system is a big improvement. The problem is that it’s just not nearly enough in the face of newer, more talented rivals.

Not only does the Karoq have more space inside, but it also rides more comfortably and handles better. And thanks to its turbocharged petrol engines, it feels punchier on the road and is almost certainly going to be more efficient as well.

With all that in mind, the ASX is impossible to recommend.

What Car? rating: 2 out of 5

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2019 Mitsubishi ASX specification

Price £21,500 (est) Engine 4cyl, 1998cc, petrol Power 148bhp at 6000rpm Torque 144lb ft at 4200rpm Gearbox 5-spd manual 0-62mph 10.2sec Top speed 118mph Kerb weight 1355kg Economy tbc CO2 tbc Rivals Skoda Karoq, Seat Ateca


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