Body: Estate Year: 11/61
Fuel Type: Diesel
Quote Reference Number: 0BS-503665
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- Insurance Group19E
- Performance (BHP)147
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)145
- Road Tax£150
|Electric front windows|
|Electric rear windows|
|Variable intermittent front wash/wipe|
|Hill start assist|
|Active stability and traction control|
|Emergency stop signal system|
|Bluetooth hands free telephone kit|
|Rear parking sensor|
|Push button starter|
|Automatic start/stop system|
|'Lights On' warning buzzer|
|Electric folding door mirrors|
|Colour coded door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable heated door mirrors|
|Audio remote control in steering wheel|
|6 speakers (4 speakers/2 tweeters)|
|Radio/CD + MP3|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Colour keyed door handles|
|Chrome front grille|
|Roof mounted aerial|
|Front fog lamps|
|Follow me home headlights|
|Climate control air conditioning|
|Front and rear door pockets|
|Centre rear armrest|
|Non woven fabric headlining|
|Front door pocket bottle holders|
|Luggage tie-down hooks|
|Rear luggage cover|
|Tilt/telescopic steering column|
|Retractable assist grips (4)|
|Leather wrapped gear shift knob|
|Front accessory power socket|
|Centre arm rests|
|Console stowage box|
|Driver and passenger sunvisors|
|Chrome effect interior door handles|
|Accessory socket in floor console|
|Cargo room underfloor compartment|
|Leather wrapped steering wheel|
|Rear room light|
|Luggage area lamp|
|Front map reading lights|
|Auto light control|
|Illuminated ignition key hole|
|Seatbelt warning lamp|
|Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters|
|Front passenger airbag deactivation|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Dual front seats side SRS airbags|
|Heated front seats|
|3 height adjustable rear headrests|
|Height adjustable front headrests|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|Front head restraints|
|Front adjustable slide and recline seats|
|2nd row 60/40 split/fold|
|Manual adjust driver/passenger seats|
|Central door locking|
|Locking wheel nuts|
|Thatcham Cat.1 alarm|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre repair kit|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
"Value for Money for the Specification. The Mitsubishi ASX is a crossover that provides great value and everyday practicality, with a spacious interior and good amounts of extra's""
- Air Conditioning
- Alloy Wheels
- CD Player
Ten Second Review
Cars of the Crossover-kind - family hatchbacks with a dose of SUV-style - are deservedly popular but they tend to be sold by brands with very little 4x4 credibility. Not in this case. Mitsubishi's ASX is a properly developed and very credible alternative to the Nissan Qashqais and Peugeot 3008s you might otherwise picture when considering a car in this segment. Here, we check out the volume version, the 2WD 1.8-litre diesel.
The kind of big, butch 4x4s Mitsubishi is best known for - models like the Shogun and the L200 pick-up - aren't really in vogue at the moment. What's currently setting the automotive world alight are SUVs of a smaller, softer bent. Models that may look like they could rough it up on a mountain track but would really rather take the family to the supermarket. The ASX is Mitsubishi's contribution to this more urbane face of 4x4 motoring, a Crossover model designed around everyday use in the urban rather than the Amazon jungle. 'ASX' stands for 'Active Sporting Crossover', Crossovers being probably the trendiest thing in motoring at the moment - at least if you believe the people who sell them. Nissan's Qashqai started the whole trend for family hatchbacks with added versatility and SUV attitude back in 2007 and it's since been joined by a host of rivals. Peugeot's 3008, Skoda's Yeti and Hyundai's ix35 have all pitched in to a growing market but none of these brands have Mitsubishi's 4x4 credibility - or indeed the clever variable valve diesel technology that aims to set this ASX apart.
What people like about Crossover models is what they'll like about this one. The raised SUV-style driving position and butch looks, combined with an accessible family hatchback-style driving experience. All right, there are Crossovers that handle a little more tautly but the ASX's manners are tidy, plus the ride's impressive and there's plenty of grip. And in this clever 115PS 1.8-litre DiD diesel variant, 'swift' is the operative word. This is the first diesel car to feature the variable valve timing, the technology that has been making petrol motors more efficient and responsive for ages. It won't be the last. It means you get the affordable running costs of a smallish feebly-powered diesel engine with the performance of a thirstier 2.0-litre one. In other words, you can match the pace of 1.6 dCi Nissan Qashqai, yet use less fuel in doing so. The slick-shifting six-speed manual gearbox helps the ASX sprint to sixty from rest in 10.2s on the way to 117mph and though this certainly isn't the most refined diesel out there, it is one of the most responsive, thanks to a meaty slug of torque that cuts down on gearchanges and makes this a relaxing car to drive. Owners happy to leave the Serengeti to Ranulph Fiennes will be happy with a front-drive ASX, but for those needing to negotiate muddy carparks or snowy driveways, there is the option of a 4WD set-up and in true Mitsubishi style, it's a properly developed one. The system offers full-time front wheel drive for normal tarmac use or, if conditions are rainy or icy, an automatic four-wheel drive option that can send anything up to 50% of the torque to the rear axle if sensors detect wheel slip. Should you venture onto the mucky stuff and be unwise enough to take your ASX somewhere you shouldn't be, the third permanent four-wheel drive option would give you a fighting chance of extricating yourself.
Design and Build
In the same way that the ASX's diesel engine offers big-hearted virtues with small-time efficiency, so the design team have attempted to do the same when it comes to this car's shape and size. So though this model slots in below Mitsubishi's apparently much larger Outlander SUV, it shares exactly the same underpinnings, with a long wheelbase that allows for an interior that's a good deal roomier than you might expect and plenty of stylistic SUV attitude on the outside. So although there's no Qashqai +2-like 7-seater option for ASX buyers, the cabin you do get takes two rear-seated adults comfortably even if they're the tallest teenagers, with space for three uncomplaining ones available on shorter journeys. Up front, the dash layout isn't hugely adventurous in its design, with a proliferation of dark plastics lightly peppered with metallic detailing, but the bright LCD display between the two main dials is useful, the soft-touch finish of the fascia is nice, the controls are refreshingly simple and you certainly aren't overwhelmed by too many buttons. It's easy to find a comfortable driving position too, thanks to a wheel that adjusts for reach as well as height. There's 442-litres of luggage space (32-litres more than you get in a 5-seater Qashqai), with 60:40 split Easy-fold rear seats that can be dropped down to increase that total substantially to 1193-litres, a massive 333-litres more than you get in the Nissan. Plus there are plenty of storage areas around the cabin, including a tray under the boot floor that can hold an extra 30 litres.
Market and Model
As with their Outlander, Mitsubishi have had to share this design with Peugeot and Citroen, so they know that its pricing in ASX guise will have to be tight. Expect to pay somewhere around £19,000, around £3,750 less than the 4WD version. So you're looking at a comparable model-for-model saving of quite a lot over a Nissan Qashqai or comparable Peugeot 3008. As for other Crossover sector rivals, well, cars like Skoda's Yeti and Hyundai's ix35 look good value but offer you less performance: you'll have to decide on your priorities. All models come decently equipped, with alloy wheels, air conditioning, a CD stereo with MP3 compatibility and stop-start technology. Safetywise, this car achieved a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating thanks to the provision of seven airbags, anti-whiplash front head restraints, Brake Assist, plus traction and stability control.
Cost of Ownership
Mitsubishi is making its ClearTec package of low CO2 modifications standard on all versions of the ASX. The highlight of this is the Automatic Stop & Go system which turns the engine off to save fuel when you're stationary at the lights or in urban traffic. There's also a diesel particulate filter on the diesel models, use of LED lights to save power and low rolling resistance tyres all aimed at promoting efficiency. With class-leading economy and emissions, in line with Mitsubishi's environmental aspirations, the 114PS 1.8-litre DiD now achieves 55.4mpg and 134g/km on the official combined cycle, with the 1.6-litre petrol engine managing 47.1mpg with CO2 emissions remaining at 137g/km. Whichever engine you choose, a shift indicator on the dash should help you get somewhere near to those figures in regular day-to-day motoring. Servicing costs aren't quite so impressive, as this car needs workshop visits every 9,000 miles or 12 months.
Needle punch carpet, Electric front windows, ABS+EBD+Brake assist, Bluetooth hands free telephone kit, Cruise control, Push button starter, Trip computer, Electric folding door mirrors, Audio remote control in steering wheel...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||9.7|
|Engine Power - BHP||147|
|Engine Power - KW||110|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||4000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||221|
|Engine Torque - MKG||30.6|
|Engine Torque - NM||300|
|Engine Torque - RPM||2000|
|CO2 (g/km)||145 (g/km)|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|EC Combined (mpg)||51.4|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||58.9|
|EC Urban (mpg)||42.2|
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