MITSUBISHI’S popular small SUV, the ASX, has been reconfigured for 2019, with a single power plant and the dumping of a AWD option among a raft of changes that also revises the model options to just three variants; ES, LS and Exceed.
For the updated model year, the ASX will be exclusively powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder MIVEC petrol engine and adopt 2WD across the range. An optional Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) safety pack is also available on the ES variant.
That package adds blind spot warning (BSW), lane change assist (LCA), rear cross traffic alert (RCTA), lane departure warning (LDW), forward collision mitigation (FCM), reversing sensors, dusk sensing headlights and rain sensing wipers.
Exterior features include front fog lamps and door mirrors with side turn lamps, and the ASX ES optioned with ADAS, will be priced at $26,990 plus on-roads. Only the ES variant will offer a manual transmission, with CVT standard across the range.
Moving up the range, the LS features smart key with one-touch start, FCM and LDW along with auto high beam and privacy glass. Exterior styling is enhanced with two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels whilst the interior boasts micro-suede seats and leather-look bolsters.
The ASX Exceed, which will be priced at $30,990 plus on-roads, is fitted with BSW, LCA and RCTA, in addition to key features including a panoramic glass roof, LED mood lighting, leather seat facings and heated front seats.
The 2019 ASX range is available at Mitsubishi dealers now, with pricing starting from $23,490 plus on-roads for the manual ASX ES.