Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX Motability car sideThe Mitsubishi ASX, Active Sports Crossover, is a compact SUV that competes in what is quickly becoming the most crowded and fiercely contested category in the car industry, the Nissan Qashqai is the undoubted king but hot on its heels is the Peugeot 3008, Skoda Yeti, Hyundai is35, Kia Sportage, Honda CRV and Suzuki S-Cross. The Mitsubishi ASX should not be overlooked as it offers value, refinement and if you are after a four wheel drive car possibly the best value option on the Scheme. The ASX offers an excellent driving position and it is very comfortable and roomy for front and rear passengers also the 442 litre boot is the largest in class but the interior design and quality falls short of the market leading Qashqai.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Motability car dashboard

The ASX is available in three levels, 2, 4 and 4, the entry level 2 is well equipped with 16″ alloy wheels, manual air conditioning, electric windows, heated folding door mirrors, Bluetooth and hands-free telephone kit, the ‘3’ trim adds Keyless entry, 17″ alloy wheels, privacy glass, front fog lamps, rear parking sensors, engine start button, climate control, cruise control, heated front seats, leather steering wheel and gearshift knob and automatic lights and rain sensitive wipers, the range topping ‘4’ adds a panoramic glass roof, leather seat trims and a built in satellite navigation system with reversing camera.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Motability car rear

The entry level 1.6 litre petrol engine (2wd only) performs well producing 115 brake horse power which will propel the ASX to 62 miles per hour in 11.4 seconds and offers a combined claimed economy of 48.7 miles per gallon, and is perfect for lower mileage users, the new Euro 6 1.6 diesel offers 112bhp but increases the economy to 61.4 miles per gallon in 2wd or 54.3 in 4wd and 0-62 is 11.2 seconds. The ASX has an ace up its sleeve in the form of a 2.2 litre diesel four wheel drive six speed Automatic producing 147 brake horse power and capable of 0-62mph in 10.8 seconds and return 48.7 miles per gallon. Despite this power and 4wd the ASX has a disappointing towing braked towing capacity of only 1400kg.

 Autumn Best Buy – Mitsubishi ASX 1.6 petrol ‘2’ 6 speed manual 2 Wheel Drive –  Nil Advance Payment (£59.41 wpms) Or £99 (£60.07 wpms) in trim ‘3’ 

Autumn Best Buy – Mitsubishi ASX 1.6 diesel ‘3’ 6 speed manual 2 Wheel Drive  –  £1099 Advance Payment (£46 wpms)

Autumn Best Buy – Mitsubishi ASX 1.6 diesel ‘4’ 6 speed manual 4 Wheel Drive  –  £1599 Advance Payment (£546 wpms)

Autumn Best Buy – Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 diesel ‘4’ 6 speed Automatic 4 Wheel Drive  –  £1699 Advance Payment (£646 wpms)