We tested the Mitsubishi ASX 2017: true to its essence, but updated
We test the recent renovation of the Mitsubishi ASX. The more urban SUV Mitsubishi suffers a slight update to keep the frenetic pace that permeates the urban SUV market with new products almost every moment, multiple ideas and new philosophies to gain the largest share possible. The ASX 2017 Mitusbishi philosophy remains intact despite the changes, defending a remote line of the latest releases but intends to keep the ASX as a benchmark in the segment against heavyweights like Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson or Peugeot 3008.
The ASX is an SUV where raw functionality and sturdiness
Launched in 2010, the Mitsubishi ASX was one of the first SUV in the urban focus of these cars, one of the first people to embrace the idea of crossover, but with a majority versatile city use vehicle. This renovation makes the Mitubishi ASX in 2017 second update that this generation receives ASX. They are new front with a new stylistic line, alloy wheels 18 "integrated design shark fin antenna, rear lights with LED technology, multifunction steering wheel, multimedia interface and seats with the use of new building materials .
As already mentioned, the SUV segment, especially urban and compact, is one of the most active in the acualidad with many new features and new proposals to get done with a bigger piece of the pie. Statistics suggest that this market will continue to grow in sales, so the Mitsubishi ASX 2017 aims to maintain market share reached in 2016 with 6,000 units, not bad when you consider an offer of alternatives that grows unstoppably.
The ASX offers an attractive exterior design, something that despite its already two updates has remained intact. Its proportions and shapes are keeping up and gives the image obsolete in no time. His seniority is more evident doors inward where the design of your console and controls evident his years on the market. We talk about a design that prevailed since its functionality and robustness over aesthetics, an idea that is hardly shared by his rivals and becomes one of the strengths of the ASX in ergonomics and simplicity for handling. In the ASX will not have to fight with tablets or complex controls, most of the functions are at hand and its use is simple and practical.
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At the wheel of the Mitsubishi ASX we find a carrier of good quality, well-made adjustments, but without a point worth noting. The arrival of "Piano Lack" finish the console to the dashboard wears much better, however this material is not the best ally for cleaning the interior for their ability to accumulate fingerprints and scratches during use after cleaning. The entire atmosphere is simple, robust touch and appearance, but no noise or uncomfortable crunches. ASX gives the feeling of being well built and once shown up. The cabin is well insulated from the outside and adjustments are made in solid form to avoid compromising passenger comfort. In terms of interior space we find a trunk with a double bottom which reaches a volume of 442 liters, expandable to up to 1,219 liters with the rear seats are folded down. These dimensions place it in a better position than rivals like the Nissan Qashqai and Toyota C-HR, the current reference SUV segment.
But in 2017 it must speak of Infotainment, why Mitsubishi now launches a multimedia interface with touch screen 6.1 "and integrated navigation. This system is not installed and integrated as in virtually all its rivals solution tool. New Mitsubishi commitment to simplicity and shuns so fashionable touch interfaces that are absolute protagonists of the cockpits on their rivals. This multimedia system has a simple and effective control, but looking not too polished graphics. It is a system in the car line, designed more to offer good performance to attract attention visually. In terms of equipment we found an identical philosophy, being the rear view camera, cruise control or heated front seats the most remarkable elements, which leaves the ASX far from its competition where it is possible to find systems such as autonomous braking emergency, 360th vision camera or different driving assists.
Mechanical supply of Mitsubishi ASX 2017 has a unique MPI petrol block 160 with 1.6-liter naturally aspirated yielding 117 hp. The diesel offer is composed of two engines, a 160 DI-D 1.6 liter turbo with 114 hp and 220 DI-D with 2.2 liters turbodiesel reaching 150 hp. Mechanical gasoline can only be associated with the manual 5 relationships and front wheel drive. Diesel 114 hp engine is associated with a manual 6 relationships and can be chosen both versions of front-wheel and four-wheel drive 4WD, leaving the 150 hp diesel engine whose only available configuration is with full 4WD drive and automatic 6 relations torque converter.
During the presentation of Mitusbishi ASX 2017 we were able to test the engine 160 DI-D 2WD 114 hp and manual transmission, undoubtedly one of the stars mechanical configurations of the range, but now the same brand supports a significant increase in gasoline demand propeller 160 MPI. The propeller 114 hp diesel source PSA known for offering a progressive response and being attached to a manual gearbox with a touch and very successful tours. The loudness of the diesel engine inside is low, like vibrations. Both low and high speed propeller 160 DI-D always provides thrust but always very linear, so it does not seem that the superior motor 220 DI-D is especially recommended unless be transported large loads or trailer is used.
Regarding behavior, Mitusbishi ASX 2017 hardly differs from its predecessor finding the same technical elements and tuning. The suspension is designed to prime the comfort of passengers, with capacity to absorb irregularities and good stability, only it is missing more firmness in support rapid changes. Still, the moron chosen for the ASX we find the most suitable for urban use and minor incursions that may arise todocamino taking advantage of 18 centimeters ground clearance offered.
The starting price of the new Mitsubishi ASX 2017 is € 15,900 Promotional, although the version we tested during the presentation diesel engine less powerful and the most complete finishing Kaiteki goes up to 28,150 euros before offers, promotions or possible discounts (currently Mitusibishi offers 5,200 euros rebate for funding). And if the ASX 2017 still does not convince you and looking for more size or a completely new design within the brand, do not forget that in a few months the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross arrives.
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