Facelifted Mitsubishi ASX and Mitsubishi Mirage unveiled
Revisions announced for ASX crossover and Mirage city car
Both models get styling tweaks and revised equipment levels, while the Mirage will benefit from a better-quality interior. The latter will appear in the spring, with the ASX following later in the year.
For 2016, the ASX gets a completely new nose, which brings it more into line with the company’s other models like the Mitsubishi Outlander. There’s plenty of chrome and gloss-black trim pieces, which, according to Mitsubishi give the car a “3D suggestion of motion”.
Other changes include the addition of a ‘shark fin’ antenna on the roof and 18-inch alloy wheels, while there are updates inside, too. There’s an auto dimming rear-view mirror, piano-black detailing on the steering wheel and new seat fabrics. The car’s 112bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine now comes with stop-start technology to improve fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, but the 1.6 and 2.2-litre petrols are unchanged.
The Mirage city car has also been treated to a nose job, with a wider upper grille, new bi-xenon headlamps and creases on the bonnet, while there are also new rear lights and a revised rear bumper. Buyers will be able to choose from some new alloy wheel designs and paint colours, too.
Inside, there are new seat fabrics, higher-quality materials, some chrome and a new steering wheel. You also get DAB digital radio and hill-start assistance as standard.
Mitsubishi also says it’s sharpened up the Mirage’s suspension to reduce body lean in corners, while the steering has been made more accurate.
There’s no word on pricing as yet, but don’t expect much of a change from the cars’ current £15,249 (ASX) and £10,999 (Mirage) starting figures.