Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mitsubishi ASX is French for Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi has revealed the Euro-version of the same Outlander Sport model that debuted earlier this year with an update on the New York Auto Show. No, the French do not call it Sport Royale (with cheese), but the ASX.

Crossover has received numerous tweaks aesthetics and engineering, including a revised interior fabrics. Designers also have left the old rotary push button switch for all-wheel-vehicle control system that supports pushbutton interface, although the biggest change came in the form prescribed by the multi-link rear suspension again. Choice of powertrain remains unchanged, however, with a total of three factory machines on the deck, including the 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 115 horsepower mated to a five-speed manual transmission in two-wheel drive configuration.

They hunt a smaller traction could step into the 1.8-liter diesel with 147 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque paired with a manual six-speed and a good buyer's choice of two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive system. A low-CO2 1.8 diesel is also available with 114 horsepower. You can check out the full press release below for more information.
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PARIS - With a long tradition of pioneering technology and a presence in 160 + world market, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is rather well equipped to embrace structural reshaping affecting the global automotive industry, either geographic or environmental.

Of the specific demands of emerging markets (vehicle affordable, powerful yet contemporary) with a renewed interest from the adults (down-size / lighter / more fuel efficient car), MMC has been pragmatic committed engineering resources to meet new needs, as highlighted in the "Jump 2013" business plan with clear targets (20% of EVs and PHEVs in the year 2020).

Covering a wide spectrum, MMC R & D is involved in many alternative solutions such as:

Global platform:
o B-Segment Global Small (Mirage)
o C / D-Segments Global Project [1] (ASX [2], New Outlander)
o Taking Outlander Crossover concept one notch below the C-Segment ASX2
o Back to the roots with a Mirage B-Segment length 3710mm smart.
Weight loss:
o Significant gains in all areas for New Outlander quieter, safer and better equipped (about -100 kg max.)
Fuel economy / low emissions
o "Auto Stop & Go" made available to a wider range of models and powertrains
o Continuing improvements themselves very efficient MMC 4N13/4N14 Clean Diesel engine
o Further development of the gasoline engine architecture (New Outlander, Mirage)
Alternative powertrains:
o Expansion of the range Mitsubishi EVs
o The introduction of EV-based Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid technology (New Outlander)

"Solid - Secure - Simple"
With over 250,000 units sold worldwide since its launch in 2010 - including about 140,000 units in Europe, and Russia - ASX2 proven global success for Mitsubishi Motors, and the most appropriate development of innovative and versatile MMC-engineered architecture1 Global Projects .

Building a strong foundation, the Mitsubishi Motors held the world debut of the revised version of the compact crossover in Show 2012 New York Auto International in April before the start of the European career at the Paris Motor Show.

This latest sports ASX1 reshaped front face with soft lines that reflect the gradual transformation of the Mitsubishi design language and visual identity to the "Solid - Simple - Safe" engineering-driven look.

Likewise, the rear bumper has been refreshed to complement the redesigned front face,

Same - both
For European markets, a further update include, among others:

- New Cloth Interior
- New chrome accents to the front door
- All Wheel Control (AWC) pressing the play button switch is not present
- Revised multi-link rear suspension for improved handling and ride comfort

To be able to retail in Europe during the fall of 2012, this ASX1 evolution will be available to all current powertrains, including 125 recently introduced g / km (min.), 116 ps, 1.8 DID low (er) emission variants recognized MMC 4N1 Clean Diesel engine family.

EU specifications
(All data subject to final homologation)


Length: 4295 mm (same as MY12)
Width: 1770 mm
Height: 1625 mm (w rails / roof)
Wheelbase: 2670 mm

AS & G Gearbox engine [3] 2WD or 4WD3
Europe (outside of RU, UA and KZ)

1.6 Petrol

86 kW (117 ps) @ 6000 rpm
Nm@4.000 154 rpm
Of 133 g / km

5 M / T 2WD Available

1.8 DID

110 kW (150 ps) @ 4000 rpm
300 Nm@2.000 ~ 3,000 rpm
Of 141 g / km

6 M / T 2WD or 4WD Available

1.8 DID CO2 Low

85 kW (116 ps) @ 3599 rpm
Nm@1.750 ~ 300 g / km

6 M / T 2WD or 4WD Available

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