Qatar Automobiles Company, the authorised distributor of Mitsubishi Motors in Qatar, introduced the new 2020 ASX model to customers in Qatar, following its global launch during the Tokyo Motor Show last month.
With a new look, new technology and a new, more powerful engine, the new 2020 ASX model now adopts Mitsubishi’s latest Dynamic Shield front design language with LED headlights and tail lights. Mitsubishi also designed a fresh rear skid plate in silver finish to make the ASX look more rugged. A similar change has been made at the front bumper to complete the look. Out back, LED tail lights work with conventional turn indicators in the reconfigured tail lamps, while a new rear fascia and bumper design deletes a lot of chrome work and sharpens its visage.
The 2.0-litre engine gives all the power needed for all trips. MIVEC technology allows the engine to combine maximum power output, fuel efficiency, and environmental performance. The Maximum Torque of the engine is 197 Nm/4,200 rpm, generating a maximum output of 110 kW. The MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspensions make driving on rough roads smooth and comfortable, while the shock absorbers and stabilisers are precision-tuned for responsive handling and sporty, comfortable performance.
On the road, drivers can choose between three driving modes to best match their preferred driving style and road conditions for fuel-efficient driving and outstanding 4WD performance. The engine is teamed with the INVECS-III (Intelligent and Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System) CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), ideally tuned to deliver effortless acceleration from any speed. The Active Stability Control system uses onboard sensors to analyse the vehicle’s motion and identify lateral wheel slippage. By governing engine output and applying braking power to the appropriate wheels, ASC helps to maintain stability and control. In addition, a gear shift indicator in the multi-information display recommends the best shift timing for current driving conditions.
Safety at its Best
The new Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with features that enhance and ensure maximum protection for driver and passengers. The Blind Spot Warning (BSW)/Lane Change Assist (LCA) uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to detect vehicles in rear blind spots, on the right and left sides. An indicator appears in the door mirror when BSW is active and the turn signals are off. When a vehicle is detected while the turn signal is on, an indicator blinks in the corresponding door mirror and a buzzer sounds.
The available seven-airbag system helps protect every passenger in every seat. For protection in frontal collisions, front passengers get front airbags and a knee airbag on the driver’s side. In a side collision, front passengers are protected by side airbags while both rows are protected by curtain airbags.
When Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is active, an indicator appears in the combination metre display. If radar sensors in the rear bumper detect an approaching vehicle nearby while reverse gear is engaged, a warning message appears in the multi-information display, a buzzer sounds and an indicator blinks in both door mirrors. The T-shaped rear combination lamps have a wide and stable look and feel. The brake lights illuminate independently for better visibility.
The new ASX is also equipped with Hill Start Assist (HSA) system that makes it easy to start off on a steep uphill slope by preventing the vehicle from rolling backward. When a gradient is detected, it automatically maintains the braking force until the accelerator is applied. When sudden braking is detected, Emergency Stop Signal System helps reduce the chance of a rear collision by automatically flashing your hazards to warn the driver behind.
The versatile cargo area is spacious and easy to use for any driver. With up to 358* litres of cargo space available even with five occupants inside, you can bring everything you need. The wide tailgate opening and low cargo floor make the loading and unloading of cargo fuss-free for everybody. With the Full-Flat Rear Seat/60:40 Split Foldable Seatback, anybody can easily use the rear seat release buttons and fold down the rear seatbacks to transport bulky or oddly-shaped items.
All passengers can enjoy the view from every direction with the panoramic glass roof. At night, the roof is attractively illuminated with LED lamps. Rugged yet sporty, the roof rails accentuate the flowing roof lines of the ASX.
The new ASX is equipped with state-of-the-art technology features. Starting from the eight-inch Display Monitor that makes Navigation and rear-view camera easier to use with the larger eight-inch touchscreen.
With Smartphone-Link Display Audio (SDA), you can go where you want, when you want and discover new places and new music. Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) helps you operate map settings, music playback and calls all with voice actions for a more enjoyable and safer drive.
Interaction doesn’t stop here. The ASX presents Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems allowing you to use a number of audio, messaging, voice calling and 3rd party navigation apps from your iPhone.
Passengers can savour the stunning sound quality of a new audio system jointly developed with the Rockford Corporation, thanks to nine speakers with spectacular DTS Neural Surround™ sound. With Bluetooth, Hands-Free Kit, Link System you keep in touch while keeping safely in control with the hands-free kit. Link your Bluetooth®-compatible mobile phone, and the voice-activated dialer lets you make calls while holding the wheel.
For more information, visit mitsubishiqatar.com or call 4422 7555.