Earlier this year Mitsubishi announced that the new ASX compact crossover would share many of its technologies and components with the new generation Renault Captur and Nissan Juke, and according to the latest information released by Mitsubishi Germany, the new generation Euro ASX will be launched in September this year. The new generation of the ASX will be available in five different power options.
The Mitsubishi 2023 ASX will share the same CMF-B chassis platform as the Renault Captur, so it has long been suspected that the ASX will also share its powertrain with its French sister. The entry-level European Mitsubishi ASX will be powered by a 1.0-litre MPI-T three-cylinder turbo petrol engine (90bhp) and a 6-speed manual transmission system. Buyers requiring more power can choose between the 1.3-litre DI-T four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 138 hp (6-speed manual gearbox) and 156 hp (7-speed dual-clutch gearbox).
The Mitsubishi ASX will also offer buyers two more energy-efficient powertrains with hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid electric powertrains from Renault Captur E-Tech. Both powertrains combine a 1.6-litre natural gasoline engine, twin electric motors and front-wheel drive. The two hybrid ASX models have different power outputs and battery sizes.
The ASX Hybrid has a 1.3kWh battery pack and a combined power output of 143 hp, while the ASX PHEV has a 10.5kWh battery pack and a combined power output of 158 hp. The large battery size gives the ASX PHEV an all-electric range of 50 km similar to that of the Renault Captur E-Tech.
In terms of exterior design, the 2023 Mitsubishi ASX is expected to have a very different design from its predecessor. As shown in the official Mitsubishi teaser, the new generation ASX crossover will feature a sportier wheel profile, LED headlamp lighting integrated into the tank grille, strong bonnet lines and muscular wheel arches. The latest partial preview of the rear of the car shows the ASX’s sculpted boot lid and a small section of LED taillights.
The new generation Mitsubishi ASX, which is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in spring 2023, will officially enter the highly competitive small SUV market, with the five previously mentioned trim levels going on sale in September. In addition to the new ASX crossover model, Mitsubishi will also bring back the Colt mini steel cannon.