Expected redesign at Mitsubishi ASX 2015 missed. The current model has undergone a mild tweaking, and as such is available in the market. However, after the launch of the redesigned Outlander SUV, Mitsubishi company has decided to pass through the same process and some other models. First among them will be the 2016 Mitsubishi ASX SUV, which will receive a modified layout modeled on the Mitsubishi Outlander facelift.
Confirmation of redesigning the Mitsubishi ASX 2016, to the media gave Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors North America Don Swearingen. On that occasion, he confirmed that the American version of the ASX model 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, begin production in October 2015. Already in November or December 2015, will begin selling around the US market. The European version, the 2016 Mitsubishi ASX is expected to be out at the same time, and at the latest at the beginning of 2016.
2016 Mitsubishi ASX – Changes and Design
New ASX represents a significant improvement of the version of the model. Regardless of what has been announced redesign and significant improvements, the 2016 model will not be the founder of a new generation of vehicles. Unlike the current model, which arrived on the market with some minor changes body kit and interior tweaks, 2016 ASX expect major changes. Mitsubishi ASX is based on the platform used by the Mitsubishi Lancer. Vehicle design is inspired by the XR-PHEV concept model. 2016 Mitsubishi ASX will be smoother and sleeker, compared to their predecessors.
The new model will possess a very broad list of basic equipment. There will find a large number of driver assistance systems, as well as the highest grade of security safety equipment. The quality of the equipment, which are in this model, is at the highest level. Vehicle design will adorn a large number of decorative chrome exterior and interior details. As a model for 2015, 2016 Mitsubishi ASX will possess daytime running lights, navigation with 7-inch display, leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, etc. With all the enhancements and new, more modern design, the new ASX has a chance to create an advantage in the market compared to competitive models. The biggest competitors in the European market to him Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai models.
2016 Mitsubishi ASX – Engine
In the current model, the drive unit is upgraded. It is more economical and has better performance. 2016 Mitsubishi ASX will be offered with the same engine as the 2015 model. Under the hood of this SUV will be located 2.0-liter DOHC petrol engine combined with the CVT. Average fuel consumption of the current models with this engine is 7.3 l/100 km. The new design could affect the improved aerodynamics of the vehicle, so the 2016 ASX could have better fuel economy than its predecessor.
The association ASX models with XR-PHEV concept opens up the possibility of a hybrid version of the 2016 Mitsubishi ASX SUV. The hybrid system of this concept, form, three-cylinder turbocharged 1.1-liter engine, electric motor and battery with high capacity. The petrol engine develops 136 horsepower, while the total output of the hybrid system is 163 horsepower. Certificates on the 2016 Mitsubishi ASX Plug-In Hybrid model does not, however, interested buyers will be able to meet with new redesigned 2016 Mitsubishi ASX SUV.