TOKYO, Feb 13, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will globally unveil the 2020 model year ASX compact SUV (RVR or Outlander Sport in some markets) at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show(1) to be held March 5-17.
Since its launch in 2009, the ASX has sold around 1.32 million units overall in around 90 countries. The biggest markets are North America, Europe, Australia and China. Currently the third-highest selling vehicle offered by MMC, the ASX is key to the company's global strategy.
The exterior design has undergone a major overhaul under a design philosophy of "robust and ingenious," which serves as an expression of the MMC's global tagline "Drive your Ambition."
The ASX is a compact SUV designed for the city, offering wide-ranging versatility that makes it perfect for everything from everyday use to exciting adventures. Its lightweight, compact body combined with an SUV's commanding driver sightlines give the ASX excellent handling and easy drivability.
For European markets, ASX is powered by a 2.0L MIVEC(2) 16-valve engine mated to either a five-speed manual transmission, or the INVECS(3)-III CVT with 6-speed Sports Mode. Both two and four-wheel-drive versions are available.
The ASX also delivers reassurance and safety, with features including the RISE impact safety body and a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) braking system.
1. Major design change
The design concept is "Impact and Impulse." As well as signature Mitsubishi toughness, the refined and original design projects a strong image, inviting drivers to follow their impulses and take on new challenges.
The new ASX brings an evolution in MMC's DYNAMIC SHIELD front design concept.
The bumper embraces the central protective shape from both sides and the squared horizontal and vertical line treatment of the grille and the skid plate under the bumper expresses strength and toughness. The new styling makes the hood deeper, adding to the presence projected by the front end. And the distinctive LED lighting layout, which locates the turn signals and fog lamps at the ends of the bumper, stamps a Mitsubishi brand look on the front end.
The ASX uses LED rear combination lamps (except turn signals) in a sharp-looking design that stretches across the width of the car and accentuates the wide stance. The skid plate styling of the underside of the bumper projects a look of strength.
The ASX is now available in vivid, intensely brilliant Red Diamond, sporty and energetic Sunshine Orange, and sleek, refined Oak Brown.
2. Improvements to Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA)
The Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) has been improved, and now offers more advanced connectability.
The size of the display has been increased from seven to eight inches. Videos stored on USB memory sticks can also now be viewed on the SDA screen(4).
Top trim level models come equipped with a Tom Tom(5) navigation system. Real-time traffic information can now be accessed by connecting to the internet using a smartphone.
Available soon will be an app that utilizes speedometer, odometer, warning lamp and other vehicle information. The app will check fuel remaining and provide navigation to the nearest fuel stations, and will provide guidance on optimum maintenance and inspection intervals.
MMC has setup a special website at the following URL to provide the information about its exhibits at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.
(1) Officially press days are on March 5th and 6th, and it is open to the general public from March 7 to March 17. For more information, please see: https://www.gims.swiss/
(2) Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system
(3) Intelligent and Innovative Vehicle Electronics Control System
(4) Only when the vehicle is stopped
(5) A company headquartered in the Netherlands that produces traffic, navigation and mapping products.
About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company launched the i-MiEV - the first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, which was followed by the OUTLANDER PHEV in 2013 - a plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Philippines and Russia. Models, such as the PAJERO SPORT/MONTERO SPORT, TRITON/L200 and OUTLANDER play a major role in achieving its growth. The global sales volume in fiscal year 2017 was 1,101,000 units, and the net sales of Mitsubishi Motors for fiscal year 2017 was 2.19 trillion yen. Mitsubishi Motors is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Public Relations Department
Feb 13, 2019 18:59 HKT/SGT
Source: Mitsubishi Motors
Topic: Press release summary
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