THE popular Mitsubishi ASX SUV will get a bunch of upgrades and improvements in safety technology for 2018 upgraded with advanced safety technology for 2018, including advanced driver assistance systems, improved styling, and a reduction in noise, vibration and harshness.
The ASX line-up will also introduce a new mid-level LS ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assist Systems) model with forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning and automatic high beam among its features, with the top of the range XLS gaining every possible add-on as standard.
Externally, a revised front-end design with integrated LED daytime running lamps and fog lamp lower bezel, will add an improved look, while the the rear of the ASX gets a new bumper and tailgate design.
Additionally, all 2018 models gain the latest smartphone connectivity technology with Mitsubishi’s Smartphone link Display Audio (SDA) and DAB radio. To complement the new smartphone technology afforded by the SDA system, the new centre console design has two USB ports and a mobile phone tray with removable padded liner.
Changes to the floor console panel include a geometric design silver finish, soft knee rests, new armrest with a larger console box and new design automatic transmission shift lever. To reduce cabin noise levels, the 2018 ASX has been upgraded with new acoustic absorption materials introduced throughout the body.
The new ASX has a comprehensive safety package and a five-star ANCAP safety rating, including seven airbags, reversing sensors and camera and RISE Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution safety cell body structure. Prices start from $25,000 (plus on-roads) and it goes on sale from today (7 September).