The 2017 ASX was recently reviewed in The Telegraph news website. We were delighted to see the latest model of the family SUV was viewed favourably by their motoring journalist who said the new ASX had a real sense of luxury and a more dynamic look.
The article stated:
“The results of the 2017 upgrade are rather pleasing, with this versatile and capable machine now having a sharper look. The main cosmetic change comes at the front end where Mitsubishi’s so-called ‘Dynamic Shield’ nose has been introduced, bringing the styling of the ASX into line with the latest updates to the Mitsubishi Outlander.
But it’s not all about the aesthetics. Happily - the ASX is also pretty satisfying when you get behind the wheel too.”
The ASX comes in a choice of three Euro 6-compliant engines. The revised 2017 model is also now offered with a new 1.6-litre diesel engine, which joins the 1.6-litre petrol unit in the line-up. However, 2.2 litre diesel is still the most popular in the UK market.
Paired with a manual gearbox, the 1.6-litre diesel engine has impressive pull from just above idle.
The Telegraph review continued:
“The stable and unflustered handling capabilities of the ASX inspire confidence, with the vehicle behaving more like a family hatchback when driven into corners with urgency.
Indeed, the steering is light and precise, even if it doesn’t offer a huge amount of feedback.
The ride remains composed on rutted roads as the suspension absorbs all but the worst surface imperfections.”
The 1.6-litre diesel engine can be mated to either a four-wheel-drive or two-wheel-drive system - the test vehicle having the latter.
The ASX is a smooth cruiser once you do get up to motorway speeds.
The Telegraph review went on to positively described the luxury feel of the new ASX:
“The entry-level 2 model is loaded with specification such as alloy wheels, air conditioning, leather steering wheel and Active Stability and Traction Control.
When you get up to the trim level 3, you’re treated to two-tone 18-inch alloys plus black wheel-arch garnishes, which certainly give the car a more dynamic look.
A further sense of luxury is brought about by the climate control system, push-start button, privacy glass and six speakers.
Inside the cabin, the ASX has a largely functional feel, although attempts have been made to give it a bit of much-needed flamboyance. A host of value-added extras, including a Nappa leather interior in a choice of colours, heated rear seats, twin rear USB charging ports, front and rear blue LED mood lighting, all help to enhance the experience.
Occupants of the ASX also benefit from the very roomy interior. There’s lots of space for the driver and front seat passenger, while passengers in the rear seats also get plenty of head and legroom.
With its improved looks, high levels of practicality, lots of kit and the odd dash of luxury, the revised ASX is a more appealing package than its predecessor.”
We are also really impressed by the new 2017 ASX and believe you will be too. You will find more information on the ASX as well as our full range of Mitsubishi on our website, www.auotecosse.com. To book a test drive and see for yourself please call 01382 47799.