2015 Mitsubishi ASX | new car review

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by
2015 Mitsubishi ASX
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AEDAED 61,000 - 92,400
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  • 2015 ASX
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 60%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 60%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Referred to as the Mitsubishi RVR in certain parts of the world, the ASX is a compact crossover that competes against likes of the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. Though the 2015 is beginning to show its age, the crossover is very competitively priced and therefore a compelling consideration.

Pros

Well priced when compared to its rivals.
Neat, minimalistic yet fundtional dashboard layout.

Cons

Dated appearance is in need of a makeover.
Isn't as well appointed as its rivals.

Looks

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.

2014 Mitsubishi ASX front side

Feels

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.

2014 Mitsubishi ASX steering

Engineering

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.

2014 Mitsubishi ASX top

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.

2014 Mitsubishi ASX interior

Summing it…

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…

2014 Mitsubishi ASX rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Mitsubishi ASX
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
150 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
197 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
TranmissionCVT
DriveFront Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.5 secs
Top speed190 km/h
PriceAED 61,000 - 92,400

2 Responses to 2015 Mitsubishi ASX | new car review

  1. aymen chaaouri Reply

    March 19, 2015 at 12:30 am

    plz i wante contact number bz i.m looking for Asx mitsubishi pls urgent.
    Thanks

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      March 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Dear Aymen,

      You can reach the Sheikh Zayed Road Mitsubishi showroom at: +971 43393637.

      Best regards,

      Zaran

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