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2019 Mitsubishi ASX SUV: price, specs and release date

New Mitsubishi ASX on sale in September with new styling and optional four-wheel-drive

Mitsubishi has revealed more details about the new ASX SUV. First revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the next-generation Mitsubishi ASX will go on sale in September. It will be a direct rival in the SUV class against the Nissan Qashqai, Ford Kuga and Kia Sportage, with this new version getting a new exterior and interior design. Prices are yet to be revealed.

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From outside, you'll notice its "Dynamic Shield" family front end design, similar to the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Outlander and Shogun Sport. It's a makeover completed with a new bumper, grille, bonnet, LED headlights and new off-road-style skid plates front and rear. Both of the available trim levels now come with 18-inch alloy wheels, and two new paint colours.

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The latest incarnation of Mitsubishi's Smartphone-link Display Audio system is now larger with an eight-inch screen, with support for TomTom navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, live traffic updates and servicing reminders. It's also possible to view videos stored on a USB memory stick when you're parked up.

Borrowed from the Mitsubishi Outlander, the non-turbo 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 148bhp and can be specced with front or four-wheel drive, along with a five-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox. The latter will also offer a "six-speed Sports Mode" that can mimic a six-speed gearbox to provide greater performance. The 2.0-litre engine with the manual gearbox gets from 0-62mph in 10.2 seconds (two seconds faster than the old 1.6-litre engine), which increases to 12.2 seconds if you choose the four-wheel-drive variant with an automatic gearbox. Fuel economy figures have yet to be confirmed.

The Mitsubishi ASX is offered in two trim levels from launch, and both are well-equipped. Design spec offers privacy glass, heated front seats, cruise control, auto lights and wipers, keyless start and a rear-view camera, while Dynamic spec adds a panoramic glass roof, leather upholstery, sat nav, the option of four-wheel-drive and additional safety features.

Mitsubishi’s warranty could sway potential customers, as it’s a fairly generous 5-year/62,500-mile warranty.

Read our review of the current Mitsubishi ASX, or to see how Mitsubishi's future is electric, read our news article on the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept.

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Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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