2015 Mitsubishi ASX | new car review
Well priced when compared to its rivals.
Neat, minimalistic yet fundtional dashboard layout.
Dated appearance is in need of a makeover.
Isn't as well appointed as its rivals.
When the Mitsubishi ASX surfaced in 2010, it was fresh and rather unique when put beside its competitors. However, five years on, the 2015 Mitsubishi ASX feels dated and a little long in the tooth. Competitors such as Ford’s Escape and refreshed versions of Hyundai’s crossover range, have done nothing but made the Japanese crossover’s age more prominent.
The 2015 Mitsubishi ASX doesn’t encourage non-essential buttons or switches, and the result is a simple dashboard that is pretty welcoming. The tidy center stack is home to large central A/C vents, an infotainment screen and is amplified with streaks of silver along the sides. Although it all looks good, the biggest issue is the abundance of hard plastic and the use of shoddy leather around the steering and along the door panels.
The ASX is based on Mitsubishi’s GS platform. The GS platform was jointly developed as a global compact car platform between the Japanese auto maker and DaimlerChrysler before they split ways in 2004. The ASX comes with 2WD or 4WD options. Both variants are fitted with the same 2.0 litre engine and mated to a CVT transmission to deliver power to the wheels.
What’s on offer?
A 2.0 litre MIVEC engine and a continuously variable transmission is what Mitsubishi has decided to run through the ASX range. There is an option to buy the crossover either as front wheel drive only or four wheel drive version. Off the two, the two wheel drive version is a bit quicker with claimed top speeds of 190 km/h and 11.5 seconds on the clock for a 0-100 km/h sprint.
So you’re probably wondering why you should consider owning the 2015 Mitsubishi ASX when it isn’t as good looking or as well equipped as its more contemporary competitors, right? Well, if the words “a significant saving” have got a smile to your face, then you know why you should make your way to the Mitsubishi showroom…
|Specifications||2015 Mitsubishi ASX|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.0 litre / 4 cyl|
|Max Power |
|150 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|197 Nm @ 4,200 RPM|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||11.5 secs|
|Top speed||190 km/h|
|Price||AED 61,000 - 92,400|