Local pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2018 Mitsubishi ASX range have been revealed, bringing new driver assistance systems and a new infotainment system, along with a tweaked design.
Headlining the changes is the availability of driver assistance features like autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning, and automatic high beam.
While these features aren’t available across the entire range, the new mid-spec variant – the LS ADAS ($28,500) – is equipped with the new technology, as is the flagship XLS (from $32,000).
The entire line-up does, however, get Mitsubishi’s latest infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with DAB digital radio – though it deletes native satellite navigation from the XLS.
Mitsubishi has also added a new centre console with two USB ports and a mobile phone tray, the latter also including a removable padded liner.
Apart from the equipment upgrades, the MY18 ASX is distinguished by its new front and rear bumpers, LED daytime-running lights, updated interior trims and a new-look gearshift for automatic models.
The company has also added new acoustic absorption materials throughout the body to improve NVH (noise, vibration, harshness).
In terms of model-specific features, the entry-level LS (from $25,000) gets all the aforementioned exterior and interior upgrades, along with the new infotainment system. There’s also 18-inch alloy wheels, rear-view camera and sensors, along with cruise control.
Power comes from either a 110kW/197Nm 2.0-litre aspirated petrol or a 110kW/360Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel ($32,500). The petrol is front-wheel drive only, and offers the choice of either a five-speed manual or continuously-variable transmission (CVT), while the diesel is exclusively all-wheel drive and features a six-speed torque-converter auto.
Meanwhile, the LS ADAS ($28,500) is exclusively offered with the petrol two-wheel drive CVT setup, and adds the safety features mentioned above like AEB and lane departure warning, while also gaining an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, automatic wipers, and automatic headlights over the standard car.
Finally, the flagship XLS (from $32,000) gets a panoramic glass roof with LED mood lighting, leather seat facings with heated front seats, along with keyless entry and push-button start.
The XLS is available with both petrol front-wheel drive and diesel all-wheel drive versions.
LS 2.0 petrol 2WD – $25,000/$27,000 (manual/CVT)
LS 2.2 diesel AWD – $32,500
LS ADAS 2.0 petrol 2WD – $28,500
XLS 2.0 petrol 2WD – $32,000 (+$500)
XLS 2.2 diesel AWD – $37,500 (+$500)
LS ADAS (same as LS, plus):