MITSUBISHI has tweaked the ASX crossover range for 2014. The main news is the arrival of an automatic transmission option for the first time – and some chunky price cuts that should make the ASX more competitive against important rivals such as the new-generation Nissan Qashqai.
The entry point for the new range is £14,999 for the two-wheel drive ASX2 with a 1.6-litre petrol engine – a saving of of £1500 compared with the old price. A mid-range 1.8 diesel ASX3 comes in at £18,750 instead of the previous £20,599. A 1.8 diesel with the top ASX4 trim (now with a glass panorama roof) and four-wheel drive now costs £22,499 (was £24,895).
The new automatic transmission is paired with a 2.2-litre diesel engine, all-wheel drive and ASX4 trim. This model tops the revised range at 23,899 – although with combined fuel consumption of 48.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 153g/km it’s not really going to be a company car tax winner compared with some competitors with smaller capacity diesels.