While the expected emergence of a new generation Mitsubishi Outlander SUV models on the market, there were rumors about his sport version, with EVO label. The 2016 Mitsubishi ASX is expected in early 2016, while the 2016 Mitsubishi ASX EVO occur somewhat later.
Information about the 2016 Mitsubishi ASX EVO model, supported by the statement of the president of the company, Tetsuro Aikawa. He said in an interview that the company Mitsubishi intends to offer ASX EVO version of the popular crossover SUVs.
2016 Mitsubishi ASX EVO – Design
Mitsubishi ASX EVO 2016 will be based on the next generation ASX models. This model on the US market sold under the name Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors North America Don Swearingen, confirmed that the new generation of this model, reach the market completely redesigned. Production started in October 2015, and will reach showrooms by the end of the same year. Redesign of the new model is inspired by the XR-PHEV concept. Using the mentioned model, will be designed and the 2016 Mitsubishi ASX EVO.
2016 Mitsubishi ASX will be smoother and sleeker as compared to their predecessors. Precisely such, will be a sports model with EVO. The vehicle will feature the most modern equipment and new systems that are made with the latest technology. Driver Assistance will provide the highest grade of safety security equipment. Vehicle exterior will be very attractive, and the interior will adorn high-quality materials and the chrome trims.
2016 Mitsubishi ASX EVO – Engine
Head of the company stressed that the sports version, Mitsubishi ASX EVO 2016 will be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system. In a statement is not listed specifications of the system, but it is assumed that the hybrid drive to be taken from the XR-PHEV concept or the Outlander PHEV models.
XR-PHEV concept is presented with a hybrid system that combines a 1.1-liter turbocharged petrol engine with three-cylinder engine, electric motor and battery with high capacity. The total power of the system is 163 horsepower. Since 2016 ASX EVO is the sports version, it would not surprise that his drive to take advantage of the hybrid system from the Outlander PHEV models. This system combines a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with four cylinders, two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery capacity of 12 kWh. Power output of the system is 200 horsepower with 337 Nm of torque.
Mitsubishi ASX EVO 2016 – Release Date
Although the company was very eager to offer a 2016 Mitsubishi ASX EVO in the market, its production has not yet been confirmed. Specifically, this sporty version will get the green light for production only if the standard version would be successful. Considering that the new generation of ASX crossover model will be available from 2016, and that the EVO version is waiting for the results of the success of the standard model, it is difficult to accurately determine the exact date of the beginning of sales. Although the Mitsubishi ASX EVO will be based on a standard model 2016 MY, it could be offered as a 2017 Mitsubishi ASX EVO.