PIMS 2016: Dynamic-shield faced Mitsubishi ASX officially launched

PIMS 2016: Dynamic-shield faced Mitsubishi ASX officially launched image

Text: / Photos: Barney Biscocho | posted September 15, 2016 12:33

Mitsubishi ASX gets updated anew

Mitsubishi's stake in the crossover segment gets a mild facelift for 2016 after the automaker introduced the refreshed ASX.

Mitsubishi ASX fascia

For the 2016 model year, the ASX crossover receives a new face courtesy of the brand's Dynamic Shield. It also gets a new set of 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, wheel lip moldings and new side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals.

Inside, the cabin relatively carries over apart from the new seat material, slightly revised multifunction steering wheel and new dashboard trim pieces.

Under the hood, the 2016 ASX is still driven by the 2.0-liter 4B11 MIVEC inline-four. It produces 150 PS at 6000 rpm along with 197 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm.  It is then mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that comes with 6-speed sequential shifting and paddle shifters.

Mitsubishi ASX rear

Features like the super-wide range HID headlights, panoramic glass roof, leather seats and LED daytime running lights (DRLs) are only available for the range-topping GSR.

Pricing of the 2017 Mitsubishi ASX are as follows:

ASX 2.0L GLS 4x2 - PhP 1,163,000

ASX 2.0L GSR 4x2 - PhP 1,263,000