Mitsubishi expands Malaysian lineup

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

Compact SUV ASX facelift

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has launched the facelifted ASX – giving its aging crossover a much needed makeover. Its exterior has been cosmetically reworked, with the car now bearing a new front grill design amongst other minor visual tweaks.

Inside, passengers are now presented with a panoramic glass roof which was not available previously. Other new equipment include auto rain and light sensors and GPS navigation with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.

ASX now comes with panoramic glass roof

Technical underpinnings remain untouched, meaning that power still comes from the 150hp two-litre MIVEC engine paired to a 6-speed CVT gearbox. Notable standard features carried over from the pre-facelift ASX are Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, ABS, EBD and dual SRS airbags including a knee airbag for the driver.

The product line-up updates do not stop there, with the new Triton Heavy Duty also making its way into Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s range of models. Essentially a barebones dual-cab Triton with the capability to rough it out in tough conditions, the Triton Heavy Duty features a 2.8-litre diesel engine paired to a five-speed manual shifter and a proper four-wheel-drive setup.

ASX Main Shot

The 97hp, 198Nm engine is neither aided by forced induction nor does it feature direct injection – it’s a basic engine for a basic truck. This basic theme is also apparent with its black body panels and 16-inch light alloy wheels. Nevertheless, the Triton Heavy Duty still features Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body and an impressive turning radius of 5.9m.

The facelifted ASX’s price remains pretty much unchanged from the previous model at RM139,981.50 on the road without insurance. The Triton Heavy Duty goes for RM72,037.60 and is only available for commercial registration.

Comes with mud-terrain tyres


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